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How do I get hold of Sudoku Xtra magazines or books?
You can either choose to download and print it yourself or you can buy a pre-printed copy. The download version is supplied as a PDF, which can be printed via the free Acrobat Reader
or many other pieces of software.
Who are the magazines suitable for?
Anyone who likes puzzles will enjoy Sudoku Xtra
magazine. The puzzles are language-independent so as long as you can follow the instructions (or get them translated) then you will be able to solve the puzzles. There are puzzles to cater to all levels of interest, from casual solver to puzzle fanatic!
Many of the puzzles are challenging, but none of them require guess work
to solve - they can all be solved by reasonable logical deduction.
Who makes the puzzles?
All of the puzzles in the main section of the magazines and all of the puzzles in the books are made by me, Dr Gareth Moore. They are either entirely hand-made or have a significant manual component in their creation. I am the author of a wide range of brain-training and puzzle books for both adults and children
as well as many other magazines. With the exception of issue 1, the magazines also include contributed puzzles from the cream of the crop of the world's puzzle creators.
What are the pre-printed versions like?
If you buy a printed copy from Amazon then you'll get a large 8.5 inch by 11 inch (for issues 19 and above) or 8 inch by 10 inch (for earlier issues) magazine with a full colour glossy cover, printed on quality paper perfect for solving
puzzles on. These are now available from all European Amazon stores, including Amazon.co.uk, as well as Amazon.com. They are usually also available on Amazon.ca. All magazines and books are supplied at top book quality, far exceeding store magazine quality - and in fact exceeding the quality of almost any other puzzle books too. Amazon also typically offer either free postage and packaging, either without condition or sometimes if your order reaches sufficient value.
What happens if I choose the download?
After you pay you'll immediately receive a link via email to the PDF of the magazine or book which you can print out yourself. It's designed to print perfectly on either A4 or Letter sized paper, and
you need print only the pages you want - each puzzle page has full instructions on, so there's no need to print every page immediately if you
want to save paper or ink.
Can I print it with a black and white printer?
Yes! Sudoku Xtra
magazines and books are designed to be printed in black and white,
and although each issue of the download version has a different colour theme for the headings this forms no part of the
puzzles and is purely decorative - it will print as grey on a black and white printer.
Can I subscribe?
Yes, you certainly can - but only to the download version, and not the
pre-printed version. You can do this via the link at the top of the Magazines
Subscriptions are for 6 issues. When you
subscribe you'll be sent the download link for the current issue immediately, and
then subsequent download links will be emailed to you each month.
Can I give a subscription or book/magazine as a gift?
Yes - just buy a subscription as usual and then send a quick email to Gareth@SudokuXtra.com
if you'd like to change the destination email address on it.