DailySudoku 1/26/2006 - Help

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DailySudoku 1/26/2006 - Help

Postby Usmaak » Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:48 am

Hi,

I've been working from puzzle magazines and haven't had much problem with any of the puzzles. So, I decided to try some harder ones on the internet. This one has me stumped. I've eliminated as many numbers as I can think of and I'm stuck.

This is the original puzzle:
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..2|897|...
1..|...|...
59.|.24|...
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7.5|...|.98
.2.|...|.6.
36.|...|2.1
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...|47.|.29
...|...|..5
...|563|7..


Here's where I've gotten it to
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46....34....2.....|8.....9.....7.....|15....15....36....
1.....478...47....|36....35....56....|9.....478...2.....
5.....9.....367...|1.....2.....4.....|38....378...367...
--------------------------------------------------------
7.....14....5.....|26....134...26....|34....9.....8.....
9.....2.....148...|37....1458..158...|45....6.....37....
3.....6.....48....|79....458...589...|2.....457...1.....
--------------------------------------------------------
68....5.....136...|4.....7.....18....|1368..2.....9.....
468...13478.13467.|29....18....29....|1368..138...5.....
2.....18....9.....|5.....6.....3.....|7.....18....4.....
--------------------------------------------------------


I've double checked to make sure my pencil marks are correct, but I've been staring at this thing for so long that I might have missed something.

Can someone please tell me what I'm missing?

Thanks
Usmaak
 
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Postby tso » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:01 am

There's only one place for an 8 in box 1.
There's only one place for an 4 in box 3.
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Postby Usmaak » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:16 am

tso wrote:There's only one place for an 8 in box 1.
There's only one place for an 4 in box 3.


Oh gosh. There really needs to be a blushing emoticon on this board. Now I'm just embarrased.

Thanks.
Usmaak
 
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Postby kitty » Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:11 pm

tso wrote:There's only one place for an 8 in box 1.
There's only one place for an 4 in box 3.


may i know what is the meaning of the box?
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Postby Crazy Girl » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:20 pm

kitty wrote:
tso wrote:There's only one place for an 8 in box 1.
There's only one place for an 4 in box 3.


may i know what is the meaning of the box?

Thew 9 Blocks or Boxes (3x3) make up the Grid and are labelled as follows:

1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9

So Box 1 is the Top-Left Box, and in this 3x3 Box there is only one place an 8 can go. Similarly in Box 3 there is a single cell where one can place a 4.
Go here to learn the standard terminology we use in this forum.:)

You may also like to visit these sites to learn more techniques: Simple Sudoku
Sadman Sudoku
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Postby Usmaak » Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:58 pm

Usmaak wrote:
tso wrote:There's only one place for an 8 in box 1.
There's only one place for an 4 in box 3.


Oh gosh. There really needs to be a blushing emoticon on this board. Now I'm just embarrased.

Thanks.
This one took me five minutes once I added those two numbers. Thanks for the help.:)
Usmaak
 
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