being new / feeling dumb

Advanced methods and approaches for solving Sudoku puzzles

being new / feeling dumb

Postby susie » Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:07 am

I really loved these puzzles when I began to see them in the paper a couple of weeks ago. And it's great to read comments from other people about postponing such chores as walking the dog in order to keep sudoku-ing. But I do get down on myself when I find that after long long times I've gotten the puzzle wrong, or when I get stuck, again after long long times, with lots of possible numbers in many of the cells and no clue as to how to narrow things down. That's where I am right now, and I can't seem to get unstuck, in spite of helpful websites and suggestions. I wish for a way to be able to keep on going with this.
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Postby Doyle » Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:07 am

Making mistakes seems to be a phase most new solvers go through. I just got away from that (mostly) myself. Just be careful, and before you ink in the number do a quick double-check of the row, column, box and your reasoning. As for being stuck, that's part of the challenge, stay with it. You will just get stuck at harder and harder levels as you progress.
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