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Solution for the Samurai Sudoku published in
The Washington Post last Sunday
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Washington Post Samurai Sudoku
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Solution for the previous Daily Killer Sudoku puzzle (click to download)
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Solution for Weekly Samurai Sudoku puzzle published on Friday, Oct 23, 2020
Solution to Weekly Samurai Sudoku
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Solution to previous puzzle


  1. Luette Semmes
    Posted January 4, 2012 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Hope you are not sick. The Post answer and the new Samurai Sudoku not posted on Tuesday

    • Posted January 5, 2012 at 6:25 am | Permalink

      Luette, no, I’m not sick, I was away. The Washington Post Samurai Sodoku answer has been posted and the Samurai puzzle will be published on Saturday. Sorry for this glitch.

  2. johnnie ray
    Posted January 6, 2012 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    I have purchased volume 1, 2, 3, and currenty working on volume three. I spilled coffee on my book and lost puzzles solutions for puzzles 46 thru 63. where can I find the solution pages 85/86 for this book ? thankssss

  3. Posted January 12, 2012 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Sorry, I’m old … not a computer guru. I went to Samurai Sudoku and to solutions. What am I supposed to click on to get the answers to the Washington Post Sunday puzzle. I don’t get it.

  4. Posted January 13, 2012 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    char, you have to click on the first 4×4 square that has “” written over it.

    • Ronni Parks
      Posted January 17, 2018 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

      I tried that and it didn’t work…..

      • Posted January 22, 2018 at 5:30 am | Permalink

        Thank you for your message. The solutions have now been posted! Sorry for the delay!

  5. Steven Zemsky
    Posted January 27, 2012 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Is there any way I can get the solution for the Samurai Sudoku from the Sunday Washington Post dated June 26, 2011? It was puzzle 4 that month and was a level 2 puzzle.

    I can’t find it in the archive.
    Thank you

    • Posted January 27, 2012 at 2:22 am | Permalink

      Steven, I sent it to you by email.
      Let me know when you get it.

  6. Kokuanani
    Posted February 13, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Steven, I visit Washington DC occasionally and buy the Post for its Sunday puzzle, but I’m often not there when the solution comes out the next week. Somehow I’m unable to get the “archive” to work [it comes up Feb. 7 ***2004***.]

    How can I find the solution for the Feb. 5, 2012 puzzle?

    Any suggestions on getting the archive to work would also be appreciated.

  7. Posted February 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Kokuanani, seems like the Samurai Sudoku from The Washington Post archive was down. I fixed it now. Please let me know if you can access it.

  8. Marmon
    Posted February 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Is the solution for the Saturday, Feb 18, samurai online? I think I copied it down wrong. Today is the 21st and the solution for that puzzle is already available.

  9. SteveS
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    It’s April 4, 2012 and I don’t see the solution for the March 18, 2012 puzzle.
    Where is it to be found?

  10. Kathy Green
    Posted June 5, 2012 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    I cannot find the solution to the May 20, 2012, samuai sudoku. Thanks.

  11. Carolyn E Watkins
    Posted July 13, 2012 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    The solution posted on your website does not appear to be the correct solution for the puzzle published in The Washington Post on Sunday, July 8, 2012. Could I please get the correct solution?

  12. Kaye Brown
    Posted July 22, 2012 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I am desperately trying to purchase Killer Samurai Sudoku 100 puzzles No.4 I live in Mozambique but have delivery address in South Africa. PLEASE tell me how do I order this book Online.
    Kaye Brown

    • Posted July 23, 2012 at 3:38 am | Permalink

      Hi Kaye,

      When you login to your Amazon account and add your book to the cart, you can later modify the delivery address. It’s a standard procedure, shouldn’t be a problem.

      Please let me know if it worked!


  13. Kathleen Pfeiffer
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    trying to find solution to Samurai Sudoku 11/25/2012. We were unable to locate a Washington Post this week. I now know I can get solution on Tuesday on your website. Thanks, Kathleen Pfeiffer
    P.S. I still have not been able to solve one correctly – close but no cigar!

  14. Jennifer Lilley
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    I’m looking for the solution to the Samurai sudoku in the Washington Post on Sunday Jan 13th 2013. I notice that there have been some similar requests for old solutions and I’m hoping that I will strike lucky. I was visiting my son in DC just after Christmas and saved the Samurai Sudoku for a rainy day but now that I have finally attempted it I have made a slip and cannot face the thought of starting all over again! Fingers crossed!

  15. Jane
    Posted March 21, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Looking for the solution to the Mar 17, 2013 puzzle. The one posted now is not the one.

  16. Janet
    Posted March 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Hi – I completed the March 24th Samurai and cannot come up with a solution that does not require guessing. Specifically, the bottom left hand grid with some intermittent squares to the top that need either a ‘1’ or a ‘3’ to complete. I have never had to resort to guessing but neither myself or my husband can solve this one. It’s driving me crazy – is there any way you can explain? Thank you!

    • Posted March 31, 2013 at 7:28 am | Permalink

      Janet, could you please send how far you can get without guessing and then I’ll explain from there? I mean, send the position you can reach, all the numbers you have filled in up to the point where you had to guess.

      The puzzle surely requires no guessing at all, so we’ll see where and why you got stuck. 🙂


  17. blevinsdavidlester
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    It looks like the WashPost solution posted by you on Tues has not been correct for the last few weeks.

  18. Stu Layman
    Posted June 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Have you stopped posting the Washington Post Samurai Sudoku solutions on Tues?

  19. jgaffigan
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    I’m having trouble finding a link to former Sam Sud’s…specifically the one June 23rd. Would you kindly share a link to that? Thanks!!

    • Posted August 8, 2013 at 10:45 am | Permalink

      Old Samurai puzzles are not available. Sorry. They should become available as of next year in form of a mobile/tablet game. More about that soon!

  20. Georgi Hart
    Posted November 27, 2013 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    I cannot access the solution for the Tuesday 26, 2013 samurai on the solutions page. What am I doing wrong?

  21. Mary Ann Craft
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Where are the solutions to the February 2,,2014. Samurai Sudoku? I can’t find them in the Washington Post archive, nor did I find any solutions. Usually they are published by date. What is the problem? Have you stopped printing them?

  22. Leslie
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    I am looking for the solution to the samurai sudoku in the Washington Post June 1. I don’t see it on the solutions page and the “archive” link:” seems broken as the page isn’t found. Can you help with this. I’ve enjoyed the puzzle and have yet to solve it.

  23. Stu Layman
    Posted February 10, 2015 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    The Feb 8 solution is not posted.

  24. Lynn Kroah
    Posted June 3, 2015 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Is there anyway I can get the solution to the Samurai Sudoku puzzle published on July 23, 2006

  25. Holly
    Posted July 5, 2015 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Is it possible to get past Washington Post Samurai Sukoku puzzle without subscribing to the Post?

    • Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:24 am | Permalink

      Holly, unfortunately no, the deal with The Post is such that they have exclusive rights for those particular puzzles. However, you can, of course, buy one of my Samurai Sudoku books which contains the samurai puzzles of the same quality.

  26. Sharon
    Posted July 24, 2015 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Your puzzles have literally changed my life–for the better as in 3-4 hours a day enjoying your Samarai puzzles (as well as other authors’, usually freebies online), but yours are definitely THE BEST (especially love diagonal samarais). I started with your Wash Post puzzles after I had to retire early due to disability, and have bought all of your samarai books–I’ve repeated several , and am now buying book 6 for the third or fourth time! I have an intractable pain condition, and doing the puzzles and concentrating on something helps ease the pain almost as much as my various medications. I don’t know if you “invented” the samarai Sudoku form, but I LOVE them. Now, for the worse, my addiction, and it truly is, have definitely affected how clean my house is, how my landscape is maintained, etc., but hey, a drug-free pain reliever tops everything. Thank you!

    • Posted September 9, 2015 at 3:40 am | Permalink

      Sharon, thank you so much for your message. I really don’t know what to say and how to reply. I am humbled by your words. I hope your condition improves and I think that a clean or not-so-clean house is a lesser issue. Hope all is well with you and that you will keep enjoying solving my puzzles.

      🙂 Djape

  27. Jerry
    Posted January 10, 2016 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Where is the solution for Sunday 1/3/16?

  28. Jerry
    Posted January 24, 2016 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Where is the solution for Sunday 1/17/16?

    • Mary Ann Craft
      Posted January 28, 2016 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

      where is the solution for Jan 27,2016

      • Posted January 30, 2016 at 3:17 am | Permalink

        Sorry for that. The two solutions for samurai sudoku from The Washington Post have been uploaded. Hope no more delays 🙂

  29. Debby
    Posted July 11, 2016 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Hi Where will I find solution for Samurai on June 26???

  30. Thelma
    Posted August 18, 2016 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Need. solution for samurai sudoku for August 14, 2016

  31. Thelma
    Posted January 11, 2017 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Please update solution to the samurai sudoku of the Washington Post for 1/8/2017

  32. Jk thomasser
    Posted August 20, 2017 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Trying to find instructions for a certain puzzle in Loco Sudoko.

    • Posted August 21, 2017 at 12:43 am | Permalink

      Hi Jk thomasser, please let me know for which puzzle you need instructions. Thanks! 🙂

  33. Todd
    Posted October 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Found Loco Sudoko by accident. So I bought the book. Had no idea there were such brilliant and devious[I say with love] puzzle makers/maker around. Really love it, Having trouble trying to figure out the patterns for Greater Than/Less Than. Can you help?

  34. ROGER Glover
    Posted December 30, 2019 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    I have the world’s hardest killer sudoku doing puzzle 3. I have used up all known solutions and am still no where near finishing the puzzle. Do you have a puzzle solver to show how it is done

    • Posted December 31, 2019 at 2:35 am | Permalink

      Hi Roger,
      Thank you for your message. There is no solver available to show how to solve difficult Killer Sudoku step by step (at least it’s not available online). Perhaps if you would show your progress I could help with the next step? Feel free to post here or send me an email.

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