Trividoku #1

A Trividoku is a blend of Sudoku and Trivia.

As with a regular Sudoku puzzle, you have a nine by nine grid of spaces. To solve the puzzle you need to fill in each space with a digit 1 - 9 so that each row, column and 3 x 3 box contains exactly one of each digit. Every puzzle also starts with about twenty "givens". These are the digits in the puzzle that help make it so that the puzzle can be filled in with a correct solution.

With a Trividoku, we take out nine of the given digits and replace them with Trivia matches. Take a look at the sample below. It's the first puzzle in the book and is intended to be a gentle introduction to Trividoku.

 

Here's a sample puzzle:
Sample Trividoku
Now here are the Trivia Clues
  President   Term of office
(A) Ronald Reagan (1) 1789 - 1797
(B) Woodrow Wilson (2) 1817 - 1825
(C) George Washington (3) 1861 - 1865
(D) John F Kennedy (4) 1901 - 1909
(E) Abraham Lincoln (5) 1913 - 1921
(F) Franklin D Roosevelt (6) 1933 - 1945
(G) Teddy Roosevelt (7) 1961 - 1963
(H) Bill Clinton (8) 1981 - 1989
(I) James Monroe (9) 1993 - 2001

How to solve a Trividoku

The best way to start is to look at the Trivia to see which ones you can easily fill in. George Washington was our first president, so it's pretty clear that you're going to match up (C) George Washington with (1) 1789 - 1797.
Since George Washington matched (1), that means that the square in the grid with the (C) (for Washington) has a "1" filled into it. So fill in a "1" in the square in the top row, seventh column. At this point you should also cross off the (C) and the (1).

Sample Trividoku

  President   Term of office
(A) Ronald Reagan (1) 1789 - 1797
(B) Woodrow Wilson (2) 1817 - 1825
(C) George Washington (3) 1861 - 1865
(D) John F Kennedy (4) 1901 - 1909
(E) Abraham Lincoln (5) 1913 - 1921
(F) Franklin D Roosevelt (6) 1933 - 1945
(G) Teddy Roosevelt (7) 1961 - 1963
(H) Bill Clinton (8) 1981 - 1989
(I) James Monroe (9) 1993 - 2001
Keep matching things up as long as you can. You can then use normal Sudoku rules to find the rest of the answers.
We have more solving hints in Solving Trividoku
 
Errata
pg 97: (6) Roger Young should be "Rodger Young" with a "d".
 
Title:
Trividoku #1 (2nd ed)
ISBN:
978-0-9815351-0-4
Item #
53510
Published:
2008
Pages:
148
MSRP:
9.95USD
Author:
Matt Mayfield