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You may be wondering where the ole' BEQ is writing this post. So I'll tell you: I'm in the Jersey shore area with
Snooki my girls, my sister, and her friends. Let me tell you, it's been a blast. Work hard, play hard is my motto, when I'm so foolish as to pretend to live life by mottoes. So when I haven't been barbecuing, downing some beers, or taking a quick dip, I've been catching up on a book. Oh, you thought I was still working on "Ulysses" or "Moby Dick"? C'mon, guys. You know I'm never going to finish any of those books. I was talking about working on my man Thomas Snyder's latest tour de force "The Art of Sudoku."
Anybody who knows me well knows I've run out of superlatives when talking about Thomas and his handmade sudoku. Last time I counted, Thomas has done three instant-classics: "TomTom" his highest watermark, "Mutant Sudoku" his druggiest, and "Battleship Sudoku" the only boardgame tie-in worth mentioning. Add another one to that list, his latest. That brings his batting average of excellence to the .800 range. Mind-scrambling, much like the classic sudokus in this book. It wouldn't be Thomas if the material wasn't presented in his trademark funny/elegant/humorous fashion. Yes, I said it, humorous. Somehow, someway, Thomas figured out how to tell stories with these puzzles. It's been a pleasure to work on them.
Gotta go. Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday.