## Creating a puzzle, help

Everything about Sudoku that doesn't fit in one of the other sections

### Creating a puzzle, help

Where can I create a personalized sudoku grid,basically I want it to have a message, so that the numbers can be converted to alphabet based on their numbers is that possible?
Trilola

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### Re: Creating a puzzle, help

Trilola wrote:Where can I create a personalized sudoku grid,basically I want it to have a message, so that the numbers can be converted to alphabet based on their numbers is that possible?

I think you are talking about a Codedoku.
It's basically a sudoku but each number is a letter instead. Some grids are marked so once solved you can read a hidden message. That means for a default sudoku, the message should contain only 9 different letters, which is quite limited.

I made one as a joke because I'm hilarious

I've never seen a codedoku generator, I'll tell you how I made mine: I started with the message, then filled all other grids following sudoku rules (I changed all letters to numbers so it was easier)
Not every combination is possible, you may get stuck, that's why it's useful to try solving the sudoku with the message with a solver to see the valid candidates of each cell.
Once you have the full grid, pick some numbers and try again on a solver to check it has only one solution. Finally change the numbers to the correct letters again.
It took me 20 minutes aproximately
Wecoc

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### Re: Creating a puzzle, help

Hi Trilola,

i think you would have to post your message, then someone will create it for you.

Another sample, a bit harder (find the letters in the #-cells):
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` +-------+-------+-------+ | O . A | . T F | . R . | | . # T | . E . | A . . | | . . . | . # # | # # I | +-------+-------+-------+ | # # # | . O . | . A . | | . . . | T F . | E . . | | F A . | # # # | # . . | +-------+-------+-------+ | . E F | . R . | . . A | | . . # | # . S | . E . | | . . H | . . O | S # R | +-------+-------+-------+`
eleven

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### Re: Creating a puzzle, help

eleven wrote: (find the letters in the #-cells):

My goodness, that really wasn't a nice thing to do!

m_b_metcalf
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### Re: Creating a puzzle, help

eleven wrote:Another sample, a bit harder (find the letters in the #-cells):

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`.----------------------.--------------------.---------------.| O      rIS      A    | IS    T       F    | H   R     E   || HIR     HIR     T    | O     E     y(HR)I | A   S     F   || EHR     F      sERS  | A   t(S)-H  y(HR)  | OT  OT    I   |:----------------------+--------------------+---------------:| EHIT  qrHIST    EIS  | R     O    apxEHI  | F   A    pHS  || HIR     HIORS   IORS | T     F       A    | E   HI    HOS || F       A      cEIO  | HIS   HIS    bEHI  | R   HIT  cHOT |:----------------------+--------------------+---------------:| S       E       F    | HI    R       T    | IO  HO    A   || AIR     IOR     IOR  | F    dA(H)I   S    | IT  E    dHT  || AIT    rIT      H    | E     AI      O    | S   F     R   |'----------------------'--------------------'---------------'Kraken Cell (EHI)r4c6(E)r4c6 - r6c6 = (EO-T)r6c39 = (TH)r8c95               [a-d]||(HS)r4c69 - (H/S)r4c2 = (IT,S)r491c2 - r3c3 = (S)r3c5   [p-t]||(I)r4c6 - (I=RH)r23c6                                  [x-y]=> -H r3c5; stte('|' replaced with '/' to avoid confusion.)`
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SpAce

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### Re: Creating a puzzle, help

m_b_metcalf wrote:My goodness, that really wasn't a nice thing to do!

But I swear it was in self-defence ...
eleven

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### Re: Creating a puzzle, help

Bonus puzzle.
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` +-------+-------+-------+ | . B . | . A . | P E S | | # # # | # # . | . . O | | L . O | N . . | . . . | +-------+-------+-------+ | C . . | . . E | . . B | | B O . | . # # | # S . | | . . P | . . L | O C . | +-------+-------+-------+ | . . N | E B . | . . P | | . . # | # # # | # . . | | . L . | . P . | S . . | +-------+-------+-------+`

with digits:
.5..3.798........12.16.....4....9..551.....8...7..214...695...7..........2..7.8..
eleven

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### Re: Creating a puzzle, help

eleven wrote:Hi Trilola,

i think you would have to post your message, then someone will create it for you.

Another sample, a bit harder (find the letters in the #-cells):
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` +-------+-------+-------+ | O . A | . T F | . R . | | . # T | . E . | A . . | | . . . | . # # | # # I | +-------+-------+-------+ | # # # | . O . | . A . | | . . . | T F . | E . . | | F A . | # # # | # . . | +-------+-------+-------+ | . E F | . R . | . . A | | . . # | # . S | . E . | | . . H | . . O | S # R | +-------+-------+-------+`

That's pretty cool
brunoz

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