Fiendish 148 19th May

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Postby Kites » Wed May 25, 2005 8:51 am

I sent two replies that do not seem to appear anywhere:
the first said 'Thanks a million'
the second stated that my grid had a typing error - c2/r5 should have been a '2' (not a '3')


[quote="Animator"]Ignore that previous hint. You are on the wrong track...

Column 2 (and row 5) has the number 3 twice... This is impossible, you made a mistake somewhere...[/quote]
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Postby andytheviking » Thu May 26, 2005 2:06 pm

I'm here ...... and can't see the next move. I know there is a 56 pairing in column 2 and the 69 pairing in row 6.

A previous poster had a 5 in r4c5 (box 5) but I have 569 here how do i eliminate the 69 as 69 pairing is for row 6 only not box 5 (if you follow).

**8 2** 4**
*94 *71 35*
*1* *4* **6

4*1 **7 *23
92* *3* ***
*8* 12* **4

549 *1* 68*
176 *8* *3*
832 **5 14*


Please help I've been going mad - (principally because I originally forgot to transpose a 6 from the original clues which didn't help!!).

My colleague is stuck at the same point so there's not much work getting done either !!
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Postby Animator » Thu May 26, 2005 2:19 pm

Take a really good look at the number 6 in box 5. And remember what you said about the 6 and the 9 in row 6.

The key to solve it (at this point at least) is column 2... and you have all the clues you need
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Postby andytheviking » Thu May 26, 2005 4:21 pm

Animator, thanks for the reply. Still not quite there yet but will take a really good look tonight and come back if I still can't get it.
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Postby andytheviking » Thu May 26, 2005 4:26 pm

Dooh ... got it, can't believe I missed it now, always the way with hindsight.
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Postby Animator » Fri May 27, 2005 4:56 pm

You were not the only one sturggling with that move... even though it isn't a really complex one...

I got a Private Message from someone who was stuck at the same point... I was unsure wheter or not I should post it (= the answer) here or send it as a private message (to him)... I finally chose the private message... I should have know that was the wrong way to go... :)
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Postby Guest » Fri May 27, 2005 6:18 pm

Animator - THANKS! Finished it at last!
Next please ....
:D
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Did it!!

Postby Guest » Sat May 28, 2005 12:15 pm

Animator, thank you so much for your help, doesn't it feel great when it all starts falling into place!
Sarah
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Re: Fiendish 148 19th May

Postby Guest » Sat May 28, 2005 3:46 pm

Arnie2 wrote:I can usually solve Fiendish puzzles but today's Times puzzle has me stumped. What do I need to do next? Any suggestions much appreciated. I have got this far...

**8 2** 4**
*94 *71 35*
*1* *4* **6

4*1 **7 *23
*2* *3* ***
*8* 12* **4

549 *1* 68*
176 *8* *3*
832 **5 14*


Going back to the original message, if you look at row 5 and the number 8, the puzzle fell like dominoes from there.
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