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Sudoku maker Maki Kaji dies at 69

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By YURI KAGEYAMA

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This is sad to hear.

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Thanks for your joy. I still enjoy sudoku. It’s really addicting on trains.

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RIP PRI IPR

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Sorry. that should have been on three lines. They really need to get this tech sorted.

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@GBR

Funny, though! : )

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Thank you Mr Kaji.

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Thank you for your creation, Mr. Kaji, and RIP. Too young to go.

I will make a couple of points, though.

"In recent years, Sudoku, believed to be the world’s most popular pencil puzzle"

Mmmmm... I'm going to say that crosswords and words searches are likely more popular, despite being somewhat language-locked, and have been for a long time. But, there's no denying Sudoku is a very popular, very welcome addition to the puzzle world.

And I don't think it was "rediscovered" based on its merits here, though the merits gave it its staying power, without a doubt. I think it was another case of something Japanese achieving success overseas, so it became loved here for that reason. In fact, I remember when it became big here and people boasting with pride, as though they had helped create it (until I pointed out that they had been out for quite some time). Anyway, I will do a sudoku tonight in his honor.

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Anyway, I will do a sudoku tonight in his honor.

Nice idea. I will do the same (if my brain allows).

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I used to just work on crossword puzzles, then I stated to enjoy Sudoku a lot, too.

Thank you, Mr. Kaji for creating a wonderful to everyone around the World to enjoy.

RIP

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Otsukaresama deshita, Thank you for your hard work, Mr.Kaji.

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sourpussAug. 17  10:56 pm JST

Thank you Mr Kaji.

TuxedoMichaelAug. 18  01:24 am JST

I used to just work on crossword puzzles, then I stated to enjoy Sudoku a lot, too.

Thank you, Mr. Kaji for creating a wonderful to everyone around the World to enjoy.

RIP

Sudoku is fun and I know a wheelchair bound lady with other problems who just loves sudoku, she enjoys doing it all day long. Another gift to the world from Japan incl. Pac-Man, Pokemon, Godzilla, novels, teriyaki, Transformers, anime, and other delights.

Domo Arigato Mr. Kaji and RIP.

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