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15 Printable Sudoku Puzzles to Test Your Smarts

These printable sudoku puzzles are three different levels of difficulty. You want to start with the easy ones, but if you're an expert, you can skip to the hard puzzles.

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Printable sudoku puzzles

In the mood to challenge your brain? Here are some printable sudoku puzzles that are sure to make you think hard. Print a few of these out, get a pencil ready, and see how many you can solve without any mistakes. Sudoku puzzles are solved with logic and don’t require you to have any math skills—well besides being able to count to 9. All of the sudoku puzzles are 9×9 grids. To solve them you have to fill in the empty cells. Each column, row, and region must contain the numbers 1 to 9 exactly once. Before you get started, here are some sudoku tips that will help you win.

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Sudoku puzzle #1

These first five puzzles are easy. If you haven’t done a printable sudoku puzzle in a while, start off with one of these. Try out these printable word search puzzles as well.

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Puzzle #1 Answers

Did you solve this one? More of a visual person? Try these rebus puzzles that are almost impossible to solve.

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Puzzle #2 Answers

How quickly did you fill out this printable sudoku puzzle? These brain games are guaranteed to boost your brain power.

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Sudoku puzzle #3

Try out these printable crossword puzzles to test your smarts.

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Puzzle #3 Answers

Make any mistakes on this one? Want another challenge? These brain teasers will leave you stumped.

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Sudoku puzzle #4

These are the hardest riddles ever, see if you can solve them.

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Puzzle #4 Answers

These brain teasers for kids will help beat boredom.

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Sudoku puzzle #5

If you’re struggling to solve these printable sudoku puzzles, here are some brain games that will help you get smarter.

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Puzzle #5 Answers

If you solved all of these easy sudoku puzzles, congrats! Let’s kick it up a notch.

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Sudoku puzzle #6

Now, these printable sudoku puzzles start to get a little harder. These next five are medium difficulty. See if you can solve these “What am I?” riddles.

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Puzzle #6 Answers

Did you solve the first medium sudoku puzzle?

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Puzzle #7 Answers

Puzzle number seven was tricky. How long did it take you?

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Puzzle #8 Answers

Getting the hang of this sudoku thing yet?

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Sudoku puzzle #9

These hard math problems will make your head spin.

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Puzzle #9 Answers

If your brain is a mush of numbers, take a break and come back later to try to solve this one.

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Sudoku puzzle #10

Need something easier? Here are some easy riddles that anyone can solve.

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Puzzle #10 Answers

Make sure you’re using a pencil so you can erase your mistakes.

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Sudoku puzzle #11

Did you finish all of the easy and medium printable sudoku puzzles? Now, try these hard ones. Also, see if you can solve the most famous riddles in history.

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Puzzle #11 Answers

Did you solve this one correctly? The hard puzzles are pretty difficult.

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Sudoku puzzle #12

Try out these detective riddles only the smartest can get right.

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Puzzle #12 Answers

They’re getting harder, and you’re getting smarter!

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Sudoku puzzle #13

These tricky logic puzzles will keep you guessing.

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Puzzle #13 Answers

Did you get this printable sudoku puzzle on the first try?

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Puzzle #14 Answers

Remember, you need to have numbers one through nine in each of the nine boxes.

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Puzzle #15 Answers

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Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is an Associate Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She writes for rd.com, helps lead the editorial relationship with our partners, manages our year-round interns, and keeps the hundreds of pieces of content our team produces every month organized. In her free time, she likes exploring the seacoast of Maine where she lives and works remotely full time and snuggling up on the couch with her corgi, Eggo, to watch HGTV or The Office.