Note: This is
the 2009 PRACTICE TEST page—it
is virtually identical to the live 2009 test, except that it is fully functional and available now. The 2010 test pages will be organized differently. See the US Sudoku Team qualifying test.
1. Download both PDF Files and SAVE TO DISK:
To download the files to disk:
On PC's - Right click on the link and save file to disk
On MAC's - Click and hold on the link and save file to disk
2. Read Preview Instructions
Run Acrobat and decrypt the Preview Instructions file using
the password shown above. You should print and read the Preview
Instructions well in advance of the actual test. Both the Practice and
live Preview Instructions
may include special last-minute instructions that will not appear elsewhere.
Also make sure that you are
familiar with the Rules as well as the Hints
and Tips pages, and try the Practice Test.
3. Double Check Make sure you've completed steps 1 and 2 on Friday, and saved files to disk.
automatically count down to the start of the test, then to the end of the test.
5. Start Test
On Saturday, June 20 at 1pm EDT/10am PDT (GMT-4), get the password for the
test. For the Practice Test, you can do this any time.
Note: please ensure in advance that your browser can refresh
the password page
properly. (We understand that many AOL browsers, and perhaps others, do not work
instantaneously, if at all.) Otherwise, you may not notice when the password page is
Using Acrobat, decrypt and print the championship test file. (Note: the graphics
are optimized for printing, and may not appear correctly on your monitor.)
6. Submit Answers
Use the Answer Page to submit answers any time before
the 2 1/2 hour deadline; don't wait until the last minute.
7. Check Your Answers After the test, check your answers against the official
solution sheet, available via the Summary Page.