The name of the game ...

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 22 01:11:57 UTC 2006

Speaking non-facetiously, Colored Sudoku is actually ordinary sudoku
with colors instead of numbers. I figure that it was written by some
high-school nerd totally unaware of the full range of extended
meanings of  "colored." I'm sure that, had anyone here written this
version of sudoku, it would have been named "Color Sudoku."


On 6/21/06, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
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> At 8:10 PM -0400 6/21/06, Wilson Gray wrote:
> >... is "Colored Sudoku."
> >
> >I haven't tried it, but I imagine that this is a special, dumbed-down,
> >easier-to-play version of the original game. Or perhaps it's just a
> >version so screwed up that nobody can play it. <har! har!>
> >
> >-Wilson Gray
> >
> It does sound suspicious, like a computer game I once came across
> called "Quayle's Tetris", in which every piece consisted of a 1x1
> square with "Q" on it.  Somehow it seems less reprehensible to insult
> a single individual, though, especially one who...
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