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I Used to Do Sudoku Puzzles

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    I Figured It Out

    I used to do them, but once I fully understood them, it was boring. What was fun was developing new levels of logic. Once I could solve any one-solution puzzle, no matter the difficulty, it was just boring. It was like doing math at this point. Just solving another algebra...
    Sleepwalker Sleepwalker 19-21, M 2 Responses Oct 8, 2006

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    Sudoku Fad

    Much of my family used to be sudoku-obsessed, including myself. I brought a book of the puzzles everywhere with me to keep me from becoming bored. Eventually, they became a cause of my boredom and not a solution to it. All but one of the previously sudoku-addicted people I...
    LiquidNight LiquidNight 18-21, F Jul 17, 2007

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    Gave Up

    I used to constantly do sudoku puzzles. I brought a book with me everywhere I went. Then they started seeming too repetitive and I got bored of them so I gave up.
    brighteyed brighteyed 18-21, F Sep 14, 2007

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