Creating your own puzzles by hand

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Creating your own puzzles by hand

Postby Shazbot » Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:03 am

Does anyone have a reference to a good site or book that explains how to design your own puzzles? I've looked at the ones under the "Let's Make Sudoku" links, at Nikoli and another site (seems to be a translation of the Nikoli explanation - also called Let's Make Sudoku) but find the language confusing, and while it explains WHAT you're doing, it doesn't explain very well WHY you're doing it (why do you switch numbers half way through; why do you swap between exposed and white cells when you're supposed to be following a "leave the exposed cells alone policy").

I can't find any other sites that explain the manual process - just lots of programs that'll do it for you.

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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:05 pm

I didn't follow the Nikoli instructions either, so I'd like to know too.

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Postby Pi » Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:39 pm

I made my own sudoku, i used trial and error to make a completed grid and then worked backwards removing the numbers, the problem is that it was frightfully easy

To help me i used my sudoku-aid spreadsheet and if you would like a copy feel free to e-mail me for it
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