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The beginnings of Sudoku

  • In 1783, a Swiss mathematician made 'Latin Squares,' which was described as magic squares.
  • The Dell Puzzle Magazine published the puzzle Number Place in the late 1970s.
  • As Dell continued to publish the puzzle through the Eighties quietly, it was imitated and embraced in Japan. Publisher Nikoli made two small improvements and renamed it Sudoku. 'Su' means a number, and 'doku' translates as singular.

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