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A Pleasant Superior

Postby Bigtone53 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:27 pm

I am sure that there are better ways of solving todays Super Sudoku in the Sunday Times (presumably posted tomorrow) but my way involved two totally symmetric x-wings involving the same number. Nice!
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Postby Heuresement » Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:01 pm

For me, this one (no. 30) was also the most symmetric and straightforward Sunday Times Superior that I have seen/done.

I have been attempting to do every puzzle without any pencilmarks, but have always failed at the Superiors. However, for this one, the x-wings were obvious enough (I believe the same ones as Bigtone53), and was able to use to them quite well to open up more of the puzzle. I thought that I was going to succeed without pencilmarks, but become too impatient to complete, and jotted down the candidates for one 3x3 square to speed up the process, and then everything else fell into place. So I amlost succeeded without using pencilmarks but not really.

So for anyone else who likes to try these puzzles without pencilmarks, please try extra hard on this one, and you should be able to succeed where I have failed.:(

Yours, awaiting next Sunday.:)
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re: Sunday Times #30 (2006.Feb.26)

Postby Pat » Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:25 am

Bigtone53 wrote:I am sure that there are better ways of solving today's "Superior" Sudoku in The Sunday Times, but my way involved two totally symmetric x-wings involving the same number.

i only needed one X-wing

Heuresement wrote:For me, this one (no. 30) was also the most symmetric and straightforward Sunday Times Superior that I have seen/done.

i've been following the entire series, and i assure you that some of the X-wings have been even more straightforward. ( i'm not bragging - on the contrary - my experience with X-wings is not very great, when an X-wing is obvious to me it must be an easy one. )

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