Since its launch in The Times in November 2004, Su Doku has become one of the most popular features of the paper and an international phenomenon. In a world where time is apparently a precious commodity, it is a testament to the addictive power of the puzzle that so many people can't wait to tackle it on a daily basis and with such intense concentration. The Times books, once they appeared in the bestseller lists, haven't budged since, showing their huge popularity with the book-buying public.
Here is a collection of 200 previously unpublished Easy Su Doku puzzles from Wayne Gould, the man who started it all. There are 20 very easy puzzles that correspond with the easy' level in The Times and 180 easy puzzles that correspond with the mild' level in The Times.On the next page, Wayne Gould shows you how to tackle the puzzles so you can join in with the craze straight away.