The rules of a center-dot Sudoku are very similar to the rules of X-Sudoku puzzles and Hyper
Sudoku puzzles. It is a standard Sudoku puzzle, but the center dot of each 3x3 region is filled in grey,
and they make their own region, i.e. they additional grey cells must contain the numbers 1-9 once
and only once.
This is an example of a finished center-dot Sudoku, and you can see that the grey center cells do
contain the numbers 1-9 once and only once.
Have a look at the highlighted cell. We can use the normal rules of Sudoku to eliminate the numbers
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8. This leave us with just 7 and 9. However, there is a '9' in one of the other
'center-dot' grey square, so the highlighted cell must be a 7!
Have a look at this starting grid, can you work out the number that should go in the highlighted cell?
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There are two ways to play a Sudoku puzzle, you can just use the mouse/touchscreen, or you can use the mouse and keyboard.
You can switch between the two methods any time you like, and can use a combination of both.
Playing with a mouse/touchscreen.
When you have found a square where you can enter a number, click/touch that square. The square will turn light blue.
Above and below the puzzle is the number selection. Click/touch the number you want to enter in to that cell.
If there is already a number in that square, it will be over-written.
If you want to enter a pencil mark, click/touch the square you want to put in a pencil mark. It will turn light blue.
Click/touch the pencil icon above or below the puzzle. This icon will turn light blue, and you are now in pencil marks mode.
Whenever you click/touch a number now, a pencil mark will be put in the square instead.
To remove a number as a pencil mark, make sure you are in pencil marks mode, and click/touch the number again.
You can exit pencil mark mode by clicking/touching the pencil icon, it will turn back to normal.
If you want to clear a particular square, make sure that square is selected and is in light blue.
Click/touch the eraser icon. If there is a number in that square, it will be removed.
If you click/touch it again, any pencil marks in that square will be removed.
Playing with a mouse and keyboard.
You will need to select a square by clicking on it with the mouse, it will turn light blue.
You can change the current square by using the cursor keys on your keyboard.
To enter a number, press that number on the keyboard. If there is already a number in that square, it will be overwritten.
To remove a number, press the backspace or delete key on your keyboard.
To enter a pencil mark, press control, shift, or alt on your keyboard at the same time as pressing a number key.
Do the same thing again to remove that pencil mark.
Any mistakes you make will be hilighted in red. The website will know when you have completed a puzzle and will tell you.
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