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Another variation on Sudoku is to overlap multiple puzzle grids.

For example, imagine two overlapping 9 X 9 Sudokus which share a 3 X 3 box. In this case, the contents of that 3 X 3 box could be deduced using clues from either of the puzzles, and likewise numbers in that 3 X 3 box could help you solve either of the Sudokus.

The most common version of overlapping Sudoku puzzles, is Samurai Sudoku. In Samurai Sudoku (also known as Gettai-5), five overlapping 9 X 9 Sudokus are arranged in an X shape (thus there are four 3 X 3 boxes which are shared between Sudokus).

Samurai Sudoku can be a lot of fun, as it adds a new challenge. You'll find that you can't simply solve one 9 X 9 grid and then move to the next - instead you have to switch between grids as you go, because of the subtle interactions caused by the overlapping boxes.

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Samurai Sudoku Puzzle Book: 500 Hard Puzzles overlapping into 100 Samurai Style

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Take Care Of Your Brain Like You Take Care Of Your Body!

Looking for the right exercises for your brain? Are you sick of amateur sudoku?

Arbëresh Dalipi has been compiling and publishing puzzles SINCE 1997. He continues to work for several daily newspapers and television networks.

There are 500 Sudoku puzzles overlapping into 100 Samurai Style puzzles. 

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Samurai Sudoku puzzles consist of five overlapping sudoku grids and follows the same rules as Sudoku in that every row, column, and block of each of the five grids must contain the numbers "1" to "9". Where the grids overlap, the rows and columns do not go beyond their usual length but the interlocking blocks give you more clues. 


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Super Quad Sudoku Samurai

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When you overlap 5 sudoku grids you get Samurai Sudoku.

When you overlap 4 Samurai puzzles, you get SUPER Samurai!

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This is a new series with Super Samurai puzzles. 75 of them.

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This books comes from Djape, the author who has been supplying Sudoku Samurai puzzles for The Washington Post since 2005.

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Samurai Sudoku: 101 Samurai

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Printed on top-quality, large paper perfect for solving on (and which will survive repeated use of an eraser!) this collection of 101 Samurai Sudoku puzzles is carefully sorted into order of increasing difficulty. Not only that, but every puzzle has an attractive design with full 8-way symmetry.

Each puzzle consists of 5 overlapping Sudoku grids, arranged so that you must solve all of them simultaneously to arrive at the unique solution to the overall puzzle. Guessing is never needed - only sensible logical deductions.

All of the Samurai Sudoku in this book were made by best-selling puzzle author Dr Gareth Moore, author of many other books of puzzles.

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Double Samurai Sudoku Harakiri: 81 overlapping sudoku puzzles, 8 grids in 1 (Volume 1)

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Some people consider Sudoku Samurai puzzles too big; some other people prefer even bigger Sudoku variant puzzles.
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sudoku samurai: 250 samurai sudoku puzzles

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Samurai sudoku = 5 overlapping sudokus in one. The usual sudoku rules apply to each 9 x 9 grid. Place digits from 1 to 9 in each empty cell. Every column, every row and every 3 x 3 box should contain one of each digit.

Samurai Sudoku: 1000 Puzzle Book, Overlapping into 200 Samurai Style Puzzles

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There are 1000 Sudoku puzzles overlapping into 200 Samurai Style puzzles. Samurai Sudoku puzzles consist of five overlapping sudoku grids and follows the same rules as Sudoku in that every row, column and block of each of the five grids must contain the numbers "1" to "9". Where the grids overlap, the rows and columns do not go beyond their usual length but the interlocking blocks give you more clues. Printed on top-quality, in the appropriate size and large paper. The symmetry is not applied, what is most attractive, while the solutions are given at the end of the book. Have fun with this book!

Samurai Sudoku 5: 101 Samurai

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Printed on large, top-quality paper perfect for solving on (and which will survive repeated use of an eraser!) this fifth collection of 101 Samurai Sudoku puzzles is carefully sorted into order of increasing difficulty. Not only that, but every puzzle has an attractive design with a range of varying symmetries. Each puzzle consists of 5 overlapping Sudoku grids, arranged so that you must solve all of them simultaneously to arrive at the unique solution to the overall puzzle. Guessing is never needed - only sensible logical deductions. All of the Samurai Sudoku in this book were made by best-selling puzzle author Dr Gareth Moore, author of many other books of puzzles. And if you want to take your Sudoku to the next level with an enormous range of variants, visit www.PuzzleBooks.org for a full list of other titles in this series, or search '101 samurai Moore' or '200 puzzles Moore' on Amazon.

The Way of Samurai: 101 Samurai Sudoku puzzles

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A Sudoku puzzle variation called Samurai Sudoku consists of 5 overlapping Sudoku sub-puzzles. In this book you get: + 80 Samurai Sudoku puzzles + 20 Samurai Sudoku "X" puzzles (diagonal-sudoku) + 1 BONUS Killer Samurai Sudoku puzzle Difficulties range from EASY to INSANE. These puzzles come directly from the creator of The Washington Post's Samurai Sudoku puzzles. Samurai puzzles provide five times the challenge, fun and satisfaction!

Samurai Sudoku - Hard - Volume 4 - 159 Puzzles

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Samurai Sudoku is Sudoku on steroids. It combines 5 Sudoku’s into one large fun and addicting logic puzzle game that will give you hours of puzzle pleasure. This book is ideal for you if you love to solve difficult Samurai Sudoku puzzles. You do not need to wade through tons of easy Samurai Sudoku puzzles before getting to the real brain teasers. Once you pick up this book, you won’t be able to put it back down. You have been warned!

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Samurai Sudoku - Hard is a collection of 159 puzzles:

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I guarantee that every logic puzzle in this Samurai Sudoku puzzle book has been carefully checked to ensure that each puzzle has only 1 solution.

None of the puzzles in this book will appear in any of the other PuzzleBooks.net books.

Samurai Sudoku is also known as Gattai-5.

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This popular, even more challenging variant of sudoku is for true puzzle warriors! Each one consists of FIVE sudoku grids arranged in an X-shaped array, with overlapping corners. No grid can be solved on its own; to complete the entire puzzle, players have to work on several grids at once, making their way to overlapping areas and constantly searching for new clues.
 
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