81 candles

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81 candles

Postby Hajime » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:38 am

A Xmas tree with 81 candles to light.

The symmetric tree consists of 17 Sudoku's of which 3 Asterisk, 1 Girandola and 7 SudokuX grids.
The 17th grid is an "Explosion" or Center-Dot vanilla/normal Sudoku, colored yellow, symbolizing the 81 candles.
The yellow cells however are not in the middle of other Sudoku boxes, because it would overlap too much with Asterisk of Girandola.
Overlapping areas are colored darker green
Xmas2018s.png
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Best is to download the image and print it. The actual size of the image is 2021 x 1902 pixels
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There is also the same Xmas tree with Pencil Marks to be viewed and downloaded
from https://sites.google.com/site/sisesuso/examples/2018-xmas/Xmas2018_pm.png?attredirects=0.

The puzzle should be EASY, because no additional methods are needed, except hidden or naked singles, but it appears not so easy. During the process and using no additional methods you end up in a situation where only 1 or 2 cells can be solved among more than 700 other empty cells. But which cells ? And that happens several times.
Then additional methods like naked/hidden subsets or Pointing Pairs etc come in handy.

Pretty moderate for such a large puzzle with 879 empty cells to solve. That's the challenge.
Happy solving. Have a nice Xmas and a prosperous and healthy 2019.

In code:
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Warning: Grids 6 and 7 are switched in the code. Same with Grids 13 and 14
Last edited by Hajime on Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 81 candles

Postby enxio27 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:28 pm

How fun! Looking forward to this one. . .
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Re: 81 candles

Postby tarek » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:54 pm

Looks amazing ....

Very nice design ....!!!

well done!!!

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Re: 81 candles

Postby creint » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:36 pm

The template helps parsing you puzzles, my solver can parse this one.
Solve order:
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Solves from upperleft to downright.
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Re: 81 candles

Postby enxio27 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:39 am

It appears that you got Grids 6 and 7 switched in the code you posted. Same with Grids 13 and 14.
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Re: 81 candles

Postby Hajime » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:15 am

enxio27 wrote:It appears that you got Grids 6 and 7 switched in the code you posted. Same with Grids 13 and 14.

You are right. So now everybody is warned.
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