So there’s this Sudoko thing that’s all the newspage rage of late… a puzzle craze that’s sweeping the nation strong enough to recently find a daily place in our L.A. Times next to the horoscope. With all the hype, I gave the wacky numbers logic game a go last week in a puzzle whose level was labeled “diabolical.” And indeed, I exhaled a resigned pffft!! after only a few smooth-brained minutes and moved on to items more suited to my Cro-Magnon intellect ó namely the nearby comics.
Then today Kevin Roderick at L.A. Observed reports that the Times will be including a Sunday puzzle beginning next week and USA Today is hopping on the Sudoku bandwagon, too. And before I knew it I was skeptically staring at today’s puzzle whose level was described as “gentle,” and soon my lunch hour was all about completing the engrossing thing ó and damn if I didn’t do a fist pump when I filled in the last blank space with a number. Yes, I am lame.
Not sure if this will become a daily addiction for me, but now that I’ve had a successful little taste I can so understand its allure.