The Su Doku craze is still alve and well and the newest addition provides it with a twist. Ayan Panja, the author of An Essential Medical Miscellany, has tapped into one of the hottest of recent trends and created Medical Word Su Doku but this time with medical words rather than numbers.
Keeping true to the Su Doku grid format, each row, column and mini 9-square grid contains letters based on a biological, medical, or health-orientated word, with each letter used just once. It is the reader's job to complete the puzzle correctly and discover what the hidden word is. With four levels of difficulty to be faced, there is a challenge for everyone, making this book suitable for anyone who thinks they know their Su Doku from their insides out!
At only Â£4.99, this book would make a perfect present or stocking filler for anyone with a passion for puzzles and an interest in medicine.
If you are used to doing Su Dokus with numbers it may take a little while to adjust to using letters, but the challenge is fun...Just keep a medical dictionary at hand for the full benefit if words such as endoplasm and dosimetry sound alien.
Those of you who are finding it hard to satisfy your addiction to the numerical version of Su Doku might like to try this new medical version of the fiendish Japanese puzzle...This is a must for all countdown addicts!
Update, 1 April 2006
Medical Word Sudoku is surprisingly enjoyable and engaging...Ayan Panja has done a good job in crafting some slippery Sudoku problems, which will keep both afficionados and novices amused...if you're into puzzles, I think you'll find that this book hits the spot pretty well.
The Ulster Medical Journal
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