callin all experts!!!!

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callin all experts!!!!

Postby helpmeeee » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:58 am

i have just completed an entire book of mild to fiendish but cannot get more than 2 numbers into the last puzzle. pleeease help. i can get the obvious 9 and 2 in the centre grid but after that ....:(


---l---l---
48-l-39l---
-7-l2-4l-31
-94l---l26-
8--l---l--9
-27l---l54-
54-l9-3l-8-
---l62-l---
---l---l---l
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Re: callin all experts!!!!

Postby MCC » Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:10 pm

helpmeeee wrote:i have just completed an entire book of mild to fiendish but cannot get more than 2 numbers into the last puzzle. pleeease help. i can get the obvious 9 and 2 in the centre grid but after that ....:(


---l---l---
48-l-39l---
-7-l2-4l-31
-94l---l26-
8--l---l--9
-27l---l54-
54-l9-3l-8-
---l62-l---
---l---l---l


Your clues are lacking symmetry.
Are you missing two clues row 8, box 9?
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Postby helpmeeee » Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:29 pm

i wish i was!

it's puzzle 73 in the july 2005 issue of su-doku selection.

i also think there must be a mistake somewhere. the above puzzle is as it began in the book. i have entered nothing.

if you wish i can scan the page directly from the book and send it via email. i promise i have not omitted anything. do you propose is it is a misprint somewhere?

yours in frustration

iain
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Postby helpmeeee » Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:37 pm

thank you thank you thank you

having just looked through the entire book. every other puzzle has this starting symetry.

the bottom right square must be missing something.

this puzzle has P***ed me off and drove me near insane for weeks!

do you think i have recourse to sue the publisher?!!!

i'm going to look for their number to give them some abuse.

incompetent, mo-fo's

thankyou for finally allowing me to lay that damn book to rest!
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Re: callin all experts!!!!

Postby scrose » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:21 pm

MCC wrote:Are you missing two clues row 8, box 9?

I think this is how the symmetrical starting grid should appear.

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 . . . | . . . | . . .
 4 8 . | . 3 9 | . . .
 . 7 . | 2 . 4 | . 3 1
-------+-------+-------
 . 9 4 | . . . | 2 6 .
 8 . . | . . . | . . 9
 . 2 7 | . . . | 5 4 .
-------+-------+-------
 5 4 . | 9 . 3 | . 8 .
 . . . | 6 2 . | . 1 7
 . . . | . . . | . . .
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Postby helpmeeee » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:53 pm

i have no idea of the process applied to figure that, but i will tackle it anew with those additions.

thanks.

p.s. i rang the publisher whom apologised for the error (pointed out to him by a good few people he admitted) and has pledged to furnish me with next months publication gratis.
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answer

Postby juggler » Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:02 pm

shall just give you the answer???
If you don't want it, dont look below.
__________
213|768|954|
485|139|726|
679|254|831|
___________
394|517|268|
856|342|179|
127|896|543|
___________
541|973|682|
938|625|417|
762|481|395|
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