The last two editions of the newspaper have had an absence of sudoku, and it is sorely missed.

In a world full of suffering, I have come to count on the Thursday paper to bring me a few moments of levity in this otherwise bleak universe. For the life of me I cannot understand why your paper decided to remove a great source of joy from the lovely, hardworking and law-abiding citizens of Montclair, New Jersey. 

I consider this to be theft worthy of feature in the Montclair Local police blotter; after all, who among us could dare place a value on delight? 

I write for sudoku enjoyers everywhere, to declare that this decision is not one without consequences. Don’t be surprised if you see bored citizens taking to the streets, committing crimes to fill the void created by your wretched decision to omit what I consider to be the greatest game in creation. 

Montclair Local, I beg of you, please, please return to our wonderful town the beloved sudoku page. 

In the words of Bob Dylan (a well-known Sudoku aficionado), “What looks large from a distance, up close, ain’t never that big.”

P.S. For the sake of time, I shan’t even begin to discuss the crossword.

Bobbi Holtz