Meaning of "Sudoku"

Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

What does "Sudoku" mean?

The Answer:

"Sudoku" literally means "single number." It is actually an abbreviation of a longer name, "SÅ«ji wa dokushin ni kagiru," which roughly means "the numbers must occur only once."

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