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With a few easy tips, you can start to see the Sudoku grid with greater clarity and instantly make more of the right sorts of moves to get a fast start and solve Sudoku puzzles more efficiently.

Here the three easy Sudoku tips for Sudoku beginners to build drive and start unlocking puzzles more speedily:

Look for “Low-Hanging Fruit”

When you initially start to play a Sudoku puzzle, you need to look around the grid and find the areas where there are already many numbers in place. For example, if a row already has 7 out of 9 numbers in place or a square that already has 6 out of the 9 numbers in place, these might be the right spots to start.

It’s often best to start by placing more numbers in the grid parts that already have many numbers – because this makes it most convenient to figure out which numbers are dropping.

If you can start your Sudoku game by concentrating on a few areas that already have most of the numbers in place (for example, 5 or 6 or more out of the 9 numbers), you’ll be able to quickly get a jump on the game and start filling in some blank spaces.

Build on Your Early Momentum

Once you have filled in some blank spaces using the “low-hanging fruit” strategy, you need to build upon this initial energy.

Every new number that you place onto the grid gives you additional data and clues that you can use to solve extra blank spaces. Every time you place a new number on the grid, look to the adjacent squares, rows, and columns to see how the rest of the grid is affected by the numbers that you have just placed – sometimes, you will quickly see new clues and new possibilities to put additional numbers.

By building on your momentum in this way, you can turn a few early number placements into a long-lasting streak of progress. For example, you might find that locating the 8th and 9th numbers in a particular row will give you new clues to discharge other numbers from that similar square. Every number added to the grid gives you the chance to rule out other numbers from the nearby empty spaces.

Look the Grid for More Opportunities

After you’ve pursued the drive of your early achievements and wrapped up any loose ends, it’s necessary to keep looking around the grid and trying to spot new possibilities. Try to keep looking at the grid with further eyes – don’t get down in one corner or area of the grid, just because you thought you could place more numbers there. Sudoku needs you to stay agile and adaptive and keep trying new fields of the grid.