In the previous post I mentioned SudologiQs. Like Sudoku, the numbers 1-9 apear in every row, column and area exactly once. The difference with a normal sudoku is that no numbers are given as a clue, but that the puzzler gets a number of clues.
Let me give you a small 5×5 example.
Now let’s have an example of what a clue looks like:
Row I: Put the capitols of these countries in alphabetical sequence:
All these capitols are well known, though they are not always the biggest cities in those countries:
Seoul, Washington, Amsterdam, Kabul and Berlin.
Assigning their alphabetical sequence: 4 Seoul, 5 Washington, 1 Amsterdam, 3 Kabul, 2 Berlin. So the solution becomes
IA: 4; IB 5; IC: 1; ID: 3; 1E: 2.
OK, let’s get started. Did you know that usage of your memory activates large parts of your brain? I suggest that you try to solve this without using wikipedia.
Row I Put the names of these dogs in alphabetical sequence:
A. A dog who playes basketball
B. Son of Gray Wolf and Kazan
C. Laura Ingalls’ second dog in Little House on the Prairie
D. fictional collie dog character created by Eric Knight
E. First dog in Married … With children
Row II Associate these scientists with their branche of science:
A. Hendrik Lorentz
C. Ivan Pavlov
D. Carolus Linnaeus
E. George Bernard Shaw
1. Physiology or Medicine, 2. Literature, 3. Botany, 4. Physics, 5. Mathematics
Row III Link these quotes with the persons
A. Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
B. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
C. Blood, sweat, toil and tears
D. By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
E. Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand
1. Mother Teresa, 2 Martin Luther King, 3 Winston Churchill, 4 Socrates, 5. Albert Einstein
Row IV Connect book and author
A: G. K. Chesterton
B: Agatha Christi
C: Ruth Rendell
D: Isaac Asimov
E: Dorothy Leigh Sayers
1. Henry, 2. Father Brown, 3. Lord Peter Wimsey, 4. Hercule Poirot, 5. Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford
Row V What is the translation of these bulgarian numbers?
Column A Put the composers in chronological sequence:
I: Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
II: Johannes Brahms
III: John Lennon
IV: Johann Christian Bach
V: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Column B Associate these trees with their uses
I: Maple Tree
II: Black willow
III: Para rubber tree
IV: Scots Pine
V: Spruce trees
1. Whitewood, 2. Rubber, 3. Maple syrup, 4. Turpentine, 5. Substitute for quinine
Column C Order the names of these islands in alphabetical sequence
They are depicted at different scales.
Column D In which country do you eat this?
1 Pizza, 2 Tapas, 3 Sauerbraten, 4 Horta, 5 Beef in Beer
Column E which sporter practises which sport?
I Sawao Kato
II Michael Phelps
III Elisabeta Lipa
IV Larisa Lazutina
V Anton Geesink
1 Rowing, 2 Swimming, 3 Cross-country skiing, 4 Gymnastics, 5 Judo
You can check your solution
Sudologiq were published in a book in German, by Ludwig Konemann. I have the dutch translation in my possession. Amazon sells a french translation. Googling for a few minutes did not show any english language examples, so you might well be looking at the first example in the english language.