To the group:

I am a new enthusiast of Sudoku. While on hold in an interminable telephone conversation, I did the first Sudoku puzzle--rather, I started to do it. I got through the first three boxes on the top of the puzzle.

Checking my answers, I see that the top row of the first box contains the numbers 9, 6 and 3.

I had 3, 6, 9.

(1) Would I have realized my error if I had continued on, or (2) is it possible for there to be more than one correct way to do this (and all) puzzles?

Best regards,

Magpie