Clueless Galore!

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Clueless Galore!

Postby 1to9only » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:55 pm

Some time ago, I rewrote some sudoku, constraints and clueless code to make clueless puzzles with multiple constraint combinations:

- sudoku --> clueless-special
- diagonal --> clueless-special-X

- asterisk --> clueless-asterisk
- center dot --> clueless-explosion
- disjoint groups --> clueless-disjoint
- girandola --> clueless-girandola
- windoku --> clueless-windoku

- asterisk + diagonal --> clueless-asterisk-X
- center dot + diagonal --> clueless-explosion-X
- disjoint groups + diagonal --> clueless-disjoint-X
- girandola + diagonal --> clueless-girandola-X
- windoku + diagonal --> clueless-windoku-X

- asterisk + windoku --> clueless-clover
- center dot + windoku --> clueless-centerdoku
- disjoint groups + windoku --> clueless-disjointdoku
- girandola + windoku --> clueless-windola

- asterisk + windoku + diagonal --> clueless-clover-X
- center dot + windoku + diagonal --> clueless-centerdoku-X
- disjoint groups + windoku + diagonal --> clueless-disjointdoku-X
- girandola + windoku + diagonal --> clueless-windola-X

Notes about all the clueless puzzles:
- all 10 grids are of the SAME sudoku type
- all centerdot clueless puzzles use the centerdots for the 10th clueless grid
- all non-centerdot clueless puzzles use the center boxes for the 10th clueless grid
- all the clueless puzzles are EASY, requiring singles only to complete
- all puzzles require constraint singles to complete

I have future(!) plans to produce more difficult clueless puzzles, but I have not looked at the code for several months now...

Enjoy.

CLUELESS-SPECIAL
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.67.3..1...56....8..9...467......5.64...................1...6.....15.7948..3.....
1.....9.....4.8721.2.......6.3........9....4.5.....6.....9...14.9...2.....1..53.8
6...5............3..8...16738.....5..9......2..........62..87...5....4.1.1...482.
.6....4.2.3..4.8..41...6..7.7.....41..........9....2.....21...8..2....5.6..4.3...
.3.1......9....658.4..25.....5.....4..6...5..1.....9.....56..9.769....3......9.2.
...1.2..3.8....2..4...97.....8....2..........74.....5.2..6...97..1.7..3.9.3....4.
.482...6.6.1....4...36..85..........5......2..2.....76864...7..9............3...8
5.48..3.....9...4.38...6.....1.....6.4....9........1.4.......1.2576.4.....6.....2
.....2..9248.31.....9...8...................36.1......492...6..8....47...7..2.38.

CLUELESS-SPECIAL-X
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.2....9.....3.....49...8.........67.73.......2.......9.4..89.........2....36.....
..5....87..4..5....7..3....3.................1......2...9.......1......9...359...
...74.5....2.5.4.39........3......6...5........1...7...3...4..7.....3......5.....
7......8.6....3.............6......4..7.....6........117....2....2....4....3.7...
...5......58...24..1.....9.........5.........4.........2.....3..34...97......2...
...6.2....3....1....6....723........2.....8..9......6.............8....7.9......1
.....6......2.....9..8...1...6...2........4...7......9........43.4.9.1....9.68...
...948...6......9.......4...4......3.................4....3..1....2..9..56....3..
.....48....6.........28..9.6.......5.......79.15.........1...48.....7.....9....5.


CLUELESS-ASTERISK
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8........9.5....17...4.2....8.......6.....2...........51..3......9.....8.4..8..91
2.538....6......8.......3.5......25...6......9.2...1...8.4..........59.7...76....
..4.3..762.3..5....9.....1.......7..8.2............9......7....9......2.37.....9.
..8....5..9.5.......46.9.1........2.5.......88.....3.61...93.........5..42...5...
...89..3.2....51...8........3......44.......89......5........2...37....5.7..54...
...1...97..4.........87...31.7.....83.......4.4........9.6.72.......8.4..8....1..
.3.....17.7......4....4......9............8.2..3.......1.....7....4..1.834..1.2..
....38...3.85..........6.3...7...3.6......2...25......7.4.......5......9....194.7
98..2..4.7.....3......9..78...........7.....6.......2....1.9...13....2.4........3

CLUELESS-EXPLOSION
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74..9.8....8..1...6...2.......85..4......7...5..........25.47....3.....6........4
..1..4.3.........83..2.74.6.....1..4............9..7...197...........6...746..3..
...5..2.7........4.85....9...6..7........93.6..4.1..7...1.....5.....2...65.......
.754.....2..........1..6.575.97................6..59.89.....8.3......5.2..4......
1.....6.3.....9...6..8......1.9.32.............35.4.7......5..8...1.....2.5.....9
......9..5.8......6.9.....59.48..6................38.224.6..1..........8.....146.
.......23...4.....3.....1...5..3.2..6.91........8..9...3....57.4........8.2..4...
..9..251...3...........824...1..4............3..8.....1.64.9..28.........7.1..3..
5........2.....4....42.18..........9...8......9..75.......4...1...3..6....6.1..47

CLUELESS-DISJOINT
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....5.1....84...6....7...........3....6.....7......8..71...5.3.....4.......1....5
...31.4....2....8.......1..........6......3.........9...4.93...........523....6..
..5........9..........9..6.9.....17..3......5..2.........5.9..7..1....5.5...8....
...9...2..8...6...9.7.3...1......4..5.....6..4.........1....3..........5........6
3....6.211.4.............4.8.........................9.8.............4.643.9....7
7........5..........6....7.........8..9.....2..8......8...5.3.6...4...2..1...2...
....1...8.9....3..3..6.4.........1..1......2..36.....5.7..9..........6........8..
..6....411...........45.7...9.........5......2..........9.......5....2....3.75...
5....7.......1.....7.5...21..5......2.....6....4...........1....3...45....9.3....

CLUELESS-GIRANDOLA
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53.......94.3...5.....8..7.2...............3...4........9.4....4.....9.2812..6...
..4.1..9....6..2.1.........97.............5..2........31...29.7......85...7.....2
68...2.935......747.31............5...6...7..3.........6...........1.42..4.......
.6....5.37......2..8..1.47.......2..8.........1.......9.......2...6..9.....4.16..
5.1.....2..8.........2.4.81..9...4.............5...1..87.1.2.........7..6.....8.3
..65.3.....2..8...3.......2.......9.........1..8.......95.4..2..3......82.7....3.
.......9..73.6...........4.........1..1...7...8............43.973......649.6...85
9.....5...53......2.89...76........3..9.............12.........4.6..9....2..5.3..
...9..4234.1.....9....7.6........9...9...............1.8..9.....1...8.56.......98

CLUELESS-WINDOKU
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6......71.8....9........6..26.........................7.8..........45......6...1.
...7......4.........5....7...1.....3.8......9.......4......75..3......1.2...1.4..
..2..7..4.....2.8...9......6.........9........7.............89.1.......6........1
...96......9..8.7.......4.5......5..........85..........47......2..9...........49
.......4.3.....6...6..48.....8........1...5........1.....89..6...7.....3.4.......
56...........4..1......59..........87..........9......9.1.......5.4..1......61...
7........4.......9.38.............4........9.........1......4...7.2.....2..8..7..
..4.7...2.7......1..85......9.......1......2.8.....3...4....2.........9......4...
.7...4......12..........1.8.........................19..1........5....9.63......5


CLUELESS-ASTERISK-X
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..3........7.19.............5.....3..7....9.6...........5....1.1........7.2.....3
12.48......7....2....2....4..........................6...3.....9.....6..5....4...
28...........68...6.9....21................5........1.....3......8..5...3...1....
..4..1....2..............4.........85........4.8...3...5.......7........9......76
.3..5.....9.....26..................5.......2..................84.....3.....3..4.
17......5........7.......4...3...9.2........66.........2..............9....4..1..
....3...5...5..4......8.....2........3................31....7.8...21...........29
...5....3..8.....7.....2...1..........................4....3....1....7......19.28
2.....4.9........3.1....2...........1.9....5..7.....2.............89.7........8..

CLUELESS-EXPLOSION-X
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.4.........3...9..1....4..66...........1.........5.4....4......7.........1....72.
..5..1..2..............2.5......5...7....9....5......9..4.....66.....1.......8.7.
.7...64..5.......2..3....8.....2.......9...........3..6..5...2.4..............1..
2....85....8.....3.......1.8.543...1..................7.....1.......1.......2..7.
.......8.5..7..9...7...9.....5.9..1....6.5....2..1.5.....9...2...3..2..1.6.......
.7..8.......7.......9.....1..................1...954.7.8.......9.....5....39....4
..4..............8.1...2..9..6...........7.......2.....6....5..8.......7..56...2.
.4.7.......8.....12.....9..4......2....6....3...8......8.4..............6..2..3..
.29....1.........7......9....8.6.........4...........19..8....5..4...3.........7.

CLUELESS-DISJOINT-X
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.......83.7..5............65..........3............9....16..................9..1.
...1.....4.........3..7....6................87.3...........27.52....6.........3..
.....7..........8...4.3......8......9......7.............3.....4.......9......5.7
....4.1.................3.8......23...5......1.............3.....3.......1.6.4.9.
.3.1.......5.....1.......5.........4.........3.........6.......2.....6.......4.2.
.7.4.5.9.......7.....6.............2......1...35......3.8.................4.6....
7.3......6.......9.....7.............1......8......1......6.3...2..........7.....
..6.........7....97.98...........9.82................4....5..7.........5.....8...
.5..4..................97....6............8..........42............3..4.14.......

CLUELESS-GIRANDOLA-X
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.3.9....4..........18......3..............86..5........7...5.....4........1..9...
......49........8.8.4..7....9.......5......2...2.....6......13................9..
.....2.....75..3.991....5..........1.........1.8..........5........8............3
.....6...43..5.2..8.....5.7..2..........................8..7......8.......3.4....
......46.76.....9.9...6...............7...3...............2...6.8.....39.49......
....2.9.......9......3..6..........................5..8.5.....6..7.9..45...6.....
2............5........8..........6.1.........4..........4....827.6..81.....1.....
..3................28......9.....2...3......8.......7....2..7.4.4........92......
...5..9........3.....4...7........3..27..............4......49..........6....2.8.

CLUELESS-WINDOKU-X
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.1...............1.5......7......5..................4.1...6......9.......8..9..1.
8.............5...1.................291............9.8..26..........8............
..6......4.....2.8.2................8.7....................4...1..7...........86.
.....6.................9....9.....8................4......4.8......3....5.8.6....
......6.....5.....2..8...........93...........37...........3..1.....8.....4......
....4.7.2....6......7.8......5................8.....1....1.................4.....
.35...........8..7...3....................3.2................9.4.7.....1......2..
............3..........12..3.4............564.................2...8.............7
.2..3..6.......1......1...7.5..................6......6......1.5...............5.


CLUELESS-CLOVER
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.............5....76........................3.37....4......3.....417.......5..8..
......7..9................4.......2...9.......3.....7..98.7....2...9......4......
......8.....4..9...7.1.....69........8.....3...1......2...........8.........1....
..2.........8.6...7.......................46..............6.1.8.....76...6.....7.
7.......1...2.......3...4.........1...........7.........2...1.......4...5.......3
.2.....9...97.....4.5.9..............78.......................1...6.2.........3..
....9.........5...........5......1...4.....3........82.....1.2...4..3.....2......
......1......9...3....2.56..7.....1.......7...3.......9................5..7......
..5..9.......241.....1......9....75.1........................82....6.............

CLUELESS-CENTERDOKU
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.........1.......57.6........2...8...............2.9.........696...........29....
.1......2.............6.4..3.....6..6....3...9....1....9....8..........6...9.....
.1....86...............65..8........7..6.................9.1.....1........8....1.
6......3............39..8......13.....1..............1.........8.....3.....782...
3..2..1.7.........7................8.........9................6.........1.7..9..4
...584.....1.....8.........3..............8.....76......2..34............6......7
.2....9........8.....1.3.................4..7........6..72...............91....3.
.....1...4..........5....9....1....7...5....4..7.....6..6.1.............8......2.
....12...........576.........8.2...............6...2........9.16.......7.........

CLUELESS-DISJOINTDOKU
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.........2..9............24.......9..6.....4.........7...3...65................8.
..9.....2...3.....28........9......4.1................93....7....................
.......6.....5...............7....1............................5.6.723....95..2..
7..8....................2.....................4.......4..........598.7....1...4..
.8...............9.....6.....6.....................7.....2.....5...............4.
..5...6....2.964..........7.......3.....................6....................3..2
..2..93....927.1.8............................4....5...............4.....3.......
....................5....92................5.4......6........41.....9...2.....9..
.1................28...9...4.........7.....4..2.......83............4..5.........

CLUELESS-WINDOLA
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.2.....4.................376.1......4.......1...........8....1..........91.4.....
.5....6....4....3..2....1.........2.4..........................5..............34.
5...91...4.......9..6..2...2.....................................5...9.8....8.6..
..........8.2....62.7.....4............................4.......1.6..........5..4.
.2..4.1....4.....61......4..........6.......7..........8......32.....7....1.2..6.
.6..4..........2.5.......6............................1.....4.98....9.7..........
..8.2....2.3...1.....................................2...9..3..4.......6...38...5
.39..............1..........................8.2.........3....2..4....6....8....9.
.....2.37..........3....2...........2.......5......4.376.................2.....7.


CLUELESS-CLOVER-X
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7......................2....5.........6....12......7..5.......1.3.1..............
.....2...3..........7....9..5......7.......1...............4...........2.9.......
..9.....4.6...1.......4.....1......................8.....8.........5......5.1....
...5...6...7.6.............7.....5......................3.........6....9.4.......
.....4...............12....9.....8....8...6....5.....3....56...............3.....
.......5.5....3.........4......................6.....1.............9.3...5...2...
....3.6......2.........6.....8......................4.....5.......3...6.6.....4..
.......1.6...........4...............1.......4......5..7....4..........8...6.....
..............6.8.7.......3..7......64....2.........9....2......................4

CLUELESS-CENTERDOKU-X
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......2.....8.....8...4.........6............5...2.........35..1..7...........8..
.9......4...9...................2.5.2.........1...................8.......7..5...
.3.6..2.....................7.....6....1..7....6..3...9.3.....8..................
9...........5.................7....9..........9.....8.........26....2.......3....
.4.....2.2.......7............1.5...............4.6............7.......1.3.....7.
....9.......2....76.........6.....3..........4....5.................4...........1
..................9.....2.7...1..4....1..2....7.....9.....................9..8.5.
...9..4.......7...................8.........6.5.6...................1...7......9.
..7...........2..5..27.........2...3............6.........6...9.....8.....9......

CLUELESS-DISJOINTDOKU-X
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........6..1....4.8................7.7....................................2...4..
4..............5..5....7.84..5................9...............2..................
......9......8....5......8............................7...............3......7..4
..1...7....3.......2.........6...........................6..........2...6.4......
..7..6.........8...2.3....57.....2.............3.....69....2.5...8.........5..9..
......7.1...6..........7...........................1.........2.......9....5...8..
5..7......7...............2............................3......1....4......6......
..................8...............4................5..96.2....3..8..............9
..4...6....................................7.7................2.3....7..5........

CLUELESS-WINDOLA-X
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....1.......2........9....3......3...2......97....................3....2.........
........6........5.5....2........51................6...2.4.................5.....
...2.........4..............5....69.........5..............8.............1..9.8..
83..........7.......45.8...........................9.5...........5...2...........
.6...............3...3.4.....1...7.............2...6.....8.3...3...............9.
...........5...9...........9.2...........................9.26.......4..........42
..5.6..7.............3..............5.........69....4..............8.........1...
.....3.................5.3...8................17........6....9.3........8........
.........5....2....................29......4...6......3....5........9.......2....
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Re: Clueless Galore!

Postby enxio27 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:55 pm

WHEEEEE!!! I sure wish I knew how to generate something besides plain vanilla 9x9 puzzles, but I will certainly enjoy yours in the mean time! :D
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Re: Clueless Galore!

Postby tarek » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:33 am

1to9only wrote:Some time ago, I rewrote some sudoku, constraints and clueless code to make clueless puzzles with multiple constraint combinations:


Hi 1to9only,

Good work

You may want to include this subtype of Clueless special I've created years ago. I called clueless Implosion. It will save you from printing the extra 10 grid (although you can still use it). In this version the extra requirement is that Grid 5 equals the Clueless (Grid 10)

http://forum.enjoysudoku.com/clueless-implosion-t6254.html

here is my 1st puzzle from that thread which can be pasted into popular clueless solvers for printing:
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471000000300002000008507416095000100002000008000000570510000039800070000000040080
007014000604008910002000004000000100005000008019000005000000040460500070000809000
000006002060012030000090000650000000701000004000000003500080007470000120090060008
080004100002705034000090000005000760130000000008000000000800010801057346000000070
000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
003000059870490001506302000000000900029000610050000004000030000435000090007600840
070300090000982060010000080008000006037000000004000010400000000590046000000000643
000000230005079000800000960073000020000000009000000000109000300020090006307510800
015804700000009000023000000096000000400000009087000200054000807000000301002603500


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Re: Clueless Galore!

Postby creint » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:36 pm

Tarek, you dont need the 8 boxes in the center to solve the rest of the 8 boxes, it still solved with singles.
1to9only

CENTERDOKU is clueless explosion + windoku.
CLUELESS-EXPLOSION-X is (very) hard or i am missing something, because normal CLUELESS-EXPLOSION was solvable. But i can confirm it has a single solution.
The rest is solvable with easy tactics.
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Re: Clueless Galore!

Postby tarek » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:50 pm

creint wrote:Tarek, you dont need the 8 boxes in the center to solve the rest of the 8 boxes, it still solved with singles.

Thanks creint,
That was a very easy puzzle to demonstrate the variant. More difficult puzzles with a better design will require some interaction in grid 5. In any case you still need the centre box in grids 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9 to solve the centre box in grid 5.

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Re: Clueless Galore!

Postby 1to9only » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:17 am

tarek wrote:You may want to include this subtype of Clueless special I've created years ago.

I'll put this in my 'todo' list...

creint wrote:CENTERDOKU is clueless explosion + windoku.

This is correct. It's just the way I've named the files, could have been named 'explosiondoku'! but working with so many clueless subtypes, I came up with these names to avoid confusing myself!!
- center dot --> explosion
- center dot + windoku --> centerdoku

creint wrote:CLUELESS-EXPLOSION-X is (very) hard or i am missing something,

All the generated clueless'es share the same code, e.g. for center-dot (explosion), diagonal (X), etc, so I think this CLUELESS-EXPLOSION-X is correct. In my solver, it requires:
405 Naked Singles
154 Hidden Singles
5 Center Dot Hidden Singles (3 in the clueless puzzle)
21 Diagonal Hidden Singles (2 in the clueless puzzle)

!SPOILER ALERT! In my solver, the constraint singles are found in this sequence (it probably will be different in your solver).
Hidden Text: Show
iteration:1
sudoku:1
d1,r7c7, diagonal 1 single 1
sudoku:2
d1,r9c9, diagonal 1 single 5
sudoku:3
d1,r1c1, diagonal 1 single 2
d2,r8c2, diagonal 2 single 2

iteration:2
clueless
cd,r8c8, center-dot single 2
sudoku:6
d1,r4c4, diagonal 1 single 8
d2,r1c9, diagonal 2 single 9
d1,r7c7, diagonal 1 single 1
d1,r5c5, diagonal 1 single 7
cd,r5c2, center-dot single 9
d2,r8c2, diagonal 2 single 1
sudoku:8
d1,r6c6, diagonal 1 single 2

iteration:3
clueless
cd,r2c8, center-dot single 5
sudoku:5
d2,r1c9, diagonal 2 single 5
d1,r8c8, diagonal 1 single 5
d2,r2c8, diagonal 2 single 6
d2,r8c2, diagonal 2 single 9
cd,r8c5, center-dot single 7
d1,r3c3, diagonal 1 single 6
d1,r9c9, diagonal 1 single 7

iteration:4
clueless
d1,r1c1, diagonal 1 single 7
d2,r7c3, diagonal 2 single 7
cd,r2c2, center-dot single 9
sudoku:1
d1,r9c9, diagonal 1 single 8
d2,r1c9, diagonal 2 single 1
sudoku:7
d2,r7c3, diagonal 2 single 2
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Re: Clueless Galore!

Postby creint » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:15 pm

Explosion means from all 9 sudokus you combine it to a single sudoku. But this one contains also a centerdot. Is this under the definition of explosion?
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Re: Clueless Galore!

Postby 1to9only » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:26 pm

creint wrote:Explosion means from all 9 sudokus you combine it to a single sudoku. But this one contains also a centerdot. Is this under the definition of explosion?

I don't think there is a published 'standard' definition of clueless explosion. In Ruud's clueless explosion (I believe, he created this variant, and if I'm wrong someone here will correct me), his clueless was vanilla sudoku.

In all my clueless'es, all 10 grids are of the same sudoku type - I specifically say so in the 1st post of all the clueless'es I've published. In 'Sudoku variants', sudoku variations exist...
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Bonus Clueless Galore!

Postby 1to9only » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:37 am

Here are some bonus clueless puzzles - all the puzzles (when loking at the 9 sudokus) have no clues in the middle row of boxes (9 nonets) and middle column of boxes (9 nonets) as shown below:

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+---------+---------+---------+
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
+---------+---------+---------+
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|000000000|000000000|000000000|
|000000000|000000000|000000000|
|000000000|000000000|000000000|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
+---------+---------+---------+
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
|.........|...000...|.........|
+---------+---------+---------+

I came across one such by accident, and decided to check all generated clueless'es for this 'feature', found in 11 (out of 20) of the clueless subtypes.

[SAME] multiple constraint combinations as listed/named in 1st post.

[SAME] notes about all the clueless puzzles:

- all 10 grids are of the SAME sudoku type
- all centerdot clueless puzzles use the centerdots for the 10th clueless grid
- all non-centerdot clueless puzzles use the center boxes for the 10th clueless grid
- all the clueless puzzles are EASY, requiring singles only to complete
- all puzzles require constraint singles to complete

Enjoy.

CLUELESS-ASTERISK-X
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....3.56....2........4............5..78......1.9..........7...4...652....17......
.14.....8........1..5......8.........6......7.......9.3.....92..9..............5.
...2.....3...8....8..13.....4....27..18.....6.6...............7.....3..5..9......
15..9.........74.3......7.............................7.2......6...5..7....7..3..
1.8....266.....7...2......8...........................3......7...4.....178....4.9
..4..5....3..7...5......8.4.............................1......6.97.........1..67
......6..2..9.....4...............7.3.....46..56....2.....86..4....2...6.....9...
.2..............2..35.....1.5.......9......7.........2......2..6........3.....85.
......95....253...8...6..........2.4......56..4............4........9....73.1....

CLUELESS-CENTERDOKU-X
Code: Select all
....1.........9..3.6.......6................68.....9...4.23...............5......
..3.................2.....6.3......1..9......6.......9........51.....7....5....3.
...5.3.....8...5..1..........9........1.....9.......5....8..................2..9.
..87.43..........8.......5............................2.5.7...3...4..........2.7.
.6....7........3.891.........................................854.6........1....4.
.7.4..........7...5...3.4.7............................6.......8..........31.48..
.5..7..................6....4.......6.....7........3..........7..2...6.....9.3...
.6....8....8.....45........3.......2......6..2......8.8.....5.................9..
......9...............17.8...7.....23................7.......1.1..5.........2....

CLUELESS-CLOVER
Code: Select all
....9.3.........4.8..........3...5...8.....73........4.........9.......11..5.....
......1........6..7.......32.......11.4......8...............1...7.....2..1....7.
83....9......9.........2...1................6..............9..4....1..8..8.54....
..14...9.......4.846......................................9..63...........3581...
49......2.2.....78.............................................13.....2.9......63
...6541...........35..9......................................616.3.......4...52..
....15.8..6..4....9..2..............2................3...7.........2......1....74
.5....7..9.....5...6...............4......8.68.......76.......5..9........2......
.....4..57.......1.........9........36.....1...4...9..........9.5.........3.1....

CLUELESS-CLOVER-X
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.6...1.3....9.2.8...................19.....6..........4..1.8.....................
.2...............9..5.......6......2...........3....6.3.2....5.......7........4..
..3.4........3...4...........1....7............5....29.............2..53.........
.2.8..........98.........16.............................2..84..7..5...........9..
.61..............5........7...........................8........6..............82.
..1...........9..5..48..1.............................19.........84..........2.6.
.........62..1.............86....9............1....2...........5...7........8.7..
..5........6.......2....4.8.9....2...........7......4.......3..6...............2.
.....................9.1..4..........7.....58...................3.1.8....9.3...7.

CLUELESS-DISJOINT-X
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.58.31.....1...7.....7.............................6.11.9........3.....7...14.3..
.9........4....1..6......9........425.4....6.......8........6...1......9.6.......
..5..............8.96....539.....5..6.......2........47..6...2...........2.4.....
...8...2...672.....8...34.................................5....16.....32..9.3....
89....2.4..2.....85......9.............................3......92.....1..9.5....82
....1.7..45.....86....9.................................69...5.....638...1...8...
.....2.9...........5...9..25........4.......1..1.....364....23.1..............4..
.......6.8......3...6........4.......9....6.478........3......6..2....1........2.
..2.58...9.....1........5.25.4.............................9.....1...8.....38.72.

CLUELESS-DISJOINTDOKU
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.........9.............192...9....7...................6..5..........86....74.2...
8..............3...3......4......6........82..1...............7..................
..2....4..........9....2...5.8...............36....1...8....2.......69...........
..9...8......7.....1.92..........................................1..4...6........
..4....8.5.7.............23...........................31.............6.9.6....3..
........9...5..4..........................................78.5.....3......4...2..
...........27.......4....8...1....49...............2.7...8....2..........2....4..
..................6...............6..71........6......5......3...8..............7
...7.48....38..........1..5...................5....9...389.............9.........

CLUELESS-DISJOINTDOKU-X
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............7.....2.8....1.1.2....6.................2....6....9........7.........
7..........1.......9........4........1......2..........7.......92................
.....14................21....6....8...............................1.58...61......
....8..................................................9.........721.84.4......7.
47......2......8.4.3.........................................1.1.3......6......29
.5......4.39.257.........3..................................................8....
......62...85.9...............................4....3....37................79.....
................78.......9..........8......2........4........3.......9..........7
.........1........3....1....6.................8....1.9.3....8.6.....6............

CLUELESS-WINDOKU
Code: Select all
..5...84.........9.4..6.7.31.9.............3...6................1.9.8.5..8..7....
9......78......9.53.......2.7.........5........9....3.6.....5....2....43.......8.
.....3...68....1.....1.5..4.9.......3.....9...7.............4.9.1..4...5......81.
713....4.4....2.76.9....3.................................83.5....6.....3.5...6..
3.2.....1.9....36..1......9...........................1......7..78....9.2.....5.6
..1...5.2.....7....5.24.................................5....9.31.7....8.7....431
.27......4...2..6.1.9.............9...6.....2.......5.6..7.2.....2....37...1.....
.7.......52....4....4.....3.1....2........3.........4.8.......46.5......73......2
....3..8..5.6.1.2................4...4.............1.82.3.1..4.9.........76...2..

CLUELESS-WINDOKU-X
Code: Select all
.8.3..4........2...9...7.....2....51......8........7................2.....9......
7........29................8.......45......7...3....8.........5..6............4..
...............2.95....3...........6..........2....3.....49..62.....2........1...
...9..5......42...........1................................9.6..6.......78.61....
7.8.....2......1...94...5.8...........................2.6...37...5......9.....4.5
....21.34.......8..8.7................................6...........63......3..4...
...7........3.....14..65.....5....4..........2...........4....54.2...............
..2............7..8.........4....5...3......17.......4................58........6
......8.....3................7........3......52....6.....9...8...6........4..5.2.

CLUELESS-WINDOLA
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..9.8...71.......5.2....9........7..................4.67...3..........1...3......
.......16..2......3.........3.....2.........4.8....3..49...............3.........
..9....1...3...6..7.......3.................7..7...........81...5.1............82
3...6..8.7..1..........2...............................1..........2.63....8...4..
......17.9.....6..674...5...............................2...391..3.....5.86......
..8...6....21.9..........8...............................7..........4..1.2..6...9
41............4.5...82...........2..1.................6.......7..1...8...9....1..
.........2...............73..4....1.3.........6.....8.........9......6..49.......
......2...4..........3...85.7..................9........7....2.4.......71...2.8..

CLUELESS-WINDOLA-X
Code: Select all
...8.7...1......8.......5.........1...4.....5..8......8..3...................5...
.9.........6..............2......23.........5..7..........................8....23
..4....6.............61......9.....8.........3.......6......6.......3.4.....6....
..3.1...6...6....5...7.................................4...2..73.................
.......1.9.1.............9.............................2.............7.3.4.......
.................45..2...3.................................6...1....3...3...4.1..
....6.....4.1.......9......4.......8.........9.....4......46.............6....5..
68....7..........................9..4.........98......3..............6.........8.
...1...................5..8......8..9.....6...8.........7.......4......9...8.4...
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Re: Clueless Galore!

Postby Hajime » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:17 pm

Great series of new puzzles !
Here is a Clueless-CenterDoku without clues in the middle band/stack of boxes
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000000000000200000000009000905000032000000000000003008000300000400007000002001000
090000000000000009300000400000000800102000000600000004003000000900000000060000000
000000000000003005000020000003000100000609000008000200000300000800000000000700000
000000000400009002000000000000000000000000000000000000006000000009700008000104907
096000081500000000000000900000000000000000000000000000000000060009000304854000000
096000405008000000450000070000000000000000000000000000000600000300000007004080000
008000000006800000000000000000007000100000000000090401020700000005000000000000208
200000801800000004000000000907000000000000000000000200600000000000000005004000000
000094000100000000007000000000000000005000100000050804000006000000400000000000030

Also easy to solve (hmmm).
All though it took me 5 attempts to create this one.
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Re: Clueless Galore!

Postby Hajime » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:26 pm

Here are 2 clueless-girandola-X, so with 9 clueless middle boxes that forms the 10th Sudoku, that is also GX.
And the middle band and stack of boxes are also clueless.
Because no special methods are needed, both should be easy for P&P solvers, but I doubt it.
First a symmetrical one with 553 cells to solve
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090050000700900400000040069030000004907000000000000000010000030002000700008600005
200000004900000007007000800005000100000000000820000049012000970500000001004000300
000090030009001004350040000400000090000000105000000000080000010003000600200008400
230004080000009200004600301000000000000000000000000000008200704000007100720003050
008000200024000950560000084000000000000000000000000000610000098047000630005000100
020500094009100000601002500000000000000000000000000000406009300002600000030700062
009500003003000800020000040000000000906000000080000007000050036300200700070030000
003000800600000004087000150130000098000000000006000300008000400300000005700000003
300004600008000200040000030000000000000000308800000090760010000004006002000020060

Secondly a more difficult one because there is no symmetry, with 614 cells to solve
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600002000000010450000000009000000000000000600040000000510000030000000700000000000
000000000030000000100000800600000008003000000000000000010000076000000000700000020
800090000000350004000000900006000000000000005000000000080000000040070600007038000
000000609010000040000000300000000000000000000000000000000060700000580000021000050
030000200004000003001000700000000000000000000000000000000000000800000600305000107
000000090309100000000002000000000000000000000000000000400000000000000740130700002
000000000100000002020370045030000000906000000000000600090008436000000000000130000
000000860090000700000000000000000000800000000200000000000000000024000005001000000
070000000000060000200000030000000500000000008000000000002010000000000052080023000

Both have the same solution, so don't peek. Have fun
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