## Girandola

For fans of Killer Sudoku, Samurai Sudoku and other variants
Great Maurice,

so,

Regulra Sudoku =Vanilla
Vanilla + Girandola group = Girandola
Vanilla + 2 main diagonals = SudokuX
Vanilla + 4 windows (r234678c234678) = Windoku
Vanilla + 4 windows (r234678c123789) or (r123789c234678) = Windoku2
Windoku + girandola = Gwindoku
Windoku2 + girandola = Gwindoku2

I have only xy-wing & xyz-wing left to be added to the solver to bring it up to minimum standards....
I have now on ....

Singles
Subsets
Fish

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### Gwindoku #4

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`Gwindoku #4.8.....2.1...2...9.............7.......9.3.......1.............2...6...7.5.....1. . 8 . | . . . | . 2 .   1 . . | . 2 . | . . 9   . . . | . . . | . . .  -------+-------+------  . . . | . 7 . | . . .   . . . | 9 . 3 | . . .   . . . | . 1 . | . . .  -------+-------+------  . . . | . . . | . . .   2 . . | . 6 . | . . 7   . 5 . | . . . | . 1 .  `

This is easier than G3.
Easier if u decide to actively use the girandola group:D:idea:

tarek
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G4 Solution
Triple click below to see what I wrote:
Non single moves: (g girandola group, w windoku group)

7 has Locked candidates in c1/g
[r5c28]<>7
8 has Locked candidates in r5/g
[r9c19]<>8
9 has Locked candidates in g/c1
[r67c1]<>9
5 has Locked candidates in w8/r6
[r6c6]<>5

983745621175826439462139875839472156641953782527618394314597268298361547756284913

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### Gwindoku #5

This should be very challenging. Next time hopefully, the girandola will be meeting Wide Windows:D
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`Gwindoku #5.....................5.3.....34781.....3.2.....29158.....8.7..................... . . . | . . . | . . .   . . . | . . . | . . .   . . . | 5 . 3 | . . .  -------+-------+------  . . 3 | 4 7 8 | 1 . .   . . . | 3 . 2 | . . .   . . 2 | 9 1 5 | 8 . .  -------+-------+------  . . . | 8 . 7 | . . .   . . . | . . . | . . .   . . . | . . . | . . . `

tarek
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Easy start but some nasty fish in the middle which I needed "get a big clue" for so I won't post the solution.
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### Girandola X-wing attack !!! (girandola #06 - #11)

X-WING ATTACK !!!

The following are superior level girandolas (need one or more out triples or x-wings) .... remember that an x-wing is a 2-fish (2 sectors * 2 Sectors).

The 1st is a TRAINING puzzle, you need to solve it with 1 X-wing only. The rest will need some extra work.

Girandola #06 (Training Camp)
[Solving with 1 x-wing only is needed for graduation]

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`.5.9.6.1.1.......4...1.3...7.3.2.5.1...3.5...5.2.1.9.8...8.4...6.......7.2.7.9.5. . 5 . | 9 . 6 | . 1 .   1 . . | . . . | . . 4   . . . | 1 . 3 | . . .  -------+-------+------  7 . 3 | . 2 . | 5 . 1   . . . | 3 . 5 | . . .   5 . 2 | . 1 . | 9 . 8  -------+-------+------  . . . | 8 . 4 | . . .   6 . . | . . . | . . 7   . 2 . | 7 . 9 | . 5 . `

Girandola #07 (Girandola Galaxy)
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`.7.6.2...6......25...8...6.4.5.8...7...1.....9.....1.3.....8.5..29...4...5.7.9... . 7 . | 6 . 2 | . . .   6 . . | . . . | . 2 5   . . . | 8 . . | . 6 .  -------+-------+------  4 . 5 | . 8 . | . . 7   . . . | 1 . . | . . .   9 . . | . . . | 1 . 3  -------+-------+------  . . . | . . 8 | . 5 .   . 2 9 | . . . | 4 . .   . 5 . | 7 . 9 | . . .`

Girandola #08 (Asteroid belt)
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`.3.....1.8.......9...6.4......512.....1...3...6.....2....759...2.7...6.8.9.....5. . 3 . | . . . | . 1 .   8 . . | . . . | . . 9   . . . | 6 . 4 | . . .  -------+-------+------  . . . | 5 1 2 | . . .   . . 1 | . . . | 3 . .   . 6 . | . . . | . 2 .  -------+-------+------  . . . | 7 5 9 | . . .   2 . 7 | . . . | 6 . 8   . 9 . | . . . | . 5 .`

Girandola #09 (Planet Tourbillion)
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`...9.7....72...68..5..8..2....2.3.....6...1..3.......9.2.....3...9...8.....768... . . . | 9 . 7 | . . .   . 7 2 | . . . | 6 8 .   . 5 . | . 8 . | . 2 .  -------+-------+------  . . . | 2 . 3 | . . .   . . 6 | . . . | 1 . .   3 . . | . . . | . . 9  -------+-------+------  . 2 . | . . . | . 3 .   . . 9 | . . . | 8 . .   . . . | 7 6 8 | . . .`

Girandola #10 (Outer Rim)
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`.....536.1.3..9........2.1.......1.66.......87.1.......1.9........6..9.4.798..... . . . | . . 5 | 3 6 .   1 . 3 | . . 9 | . . .   . . . | . . 2 | . 1 .  -------+-------+------  . . . | . . . | 1 . 6   6 . . | . . . | . . 8   7 . 1 | . . . | . . .  -------+-------+------  . 1 . | 9 . . | . . .   . . . | 6 . . | 9 . 4   . 7 9 | 8 . . | . . .`

Girandola #11 (Lonely Star)
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`.4.1.7.3..1.....6..6.3.2.7.1.6...9.3...5.6...7...9...6.2.....8.4.8...3.1....3.... . 4 . | 1 . 7 | . 3 .   . 1 . | . . . | . 6 .   . 6 . | 3 . 2 | . 7 .  -------+-------+------  1 . 6 | . . . | 9 . 3   . . . | 5 . 6 | . . .   7 . . | . 9 . | . . 6  -------+-------+------  . 2 . | . . . | . 8 .   4 . 8 | . . . | 3 . 1   . . . | . 3 . | . . .  `

enjoy,

tarek
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I guess the FORCE wasn't on the solvers' side on these.....

Will leave them to simmer for another week before revealing the x-wing fleet.

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Here are the solutions & non-single moves walk-throughs for the latest posted Girandolas.

Possible x-wings are preceded by a "*". The possibilities are then followed by the best option selected by the solver

c: column
r: row
b: box
g: girandola group

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`Girandola #06 (Training Camp) .5.9.6.1.1.......4...1.3...7.3.2.5.1...3.5...5.2.1.9.8...8.4...6.......7.2.7.9.5.* x-wing c1c7/r5r9  [r5c38]<>4* x-wing c7g/r5r9  [r5c13]<>4* x-wing b9g/r9c8  [r4c8]<>4* x-wing c7g/r9b6  [r4c8]<>4* x-wing r8g/c8b7  [r4c8]<>4* x-wing r2r5/c3c7  [r3c3]<>6* x-wing c2c8/r3r8  [r3c35]<>84 forms an x-wing in c1c7/r5r9[r5c38]<>4Puzzle Solved Solution:258946713137582694964173285793428561816395472542617938375864129689251347421739856 2 5 8 | 9 4 6 | 7 1 3   1 3 7 | 5 8 2 | 6 9 4   9 6 4 | 1 7 3 | 2 8 5  -------+-------+------  7 9 3 | 4 2 8 | 5 6 1   8 1 6 | 3 9 5 | 4 7 2   5 4 2 | 6 1 7 | 9 3 8  -------+-------+------  3 7 5 | 8 6 4 | 1 2 9   6 8 9 | 2 5 1 | 3 4 7   4 2 1 | 7 3 9 | 8 5 6  Girandola #07 (Girandola Galaxy) .7.6.2...6......25...8...6.4.5.8...7...1.....9.....1.3.....8.5..29...4...5.7.9...8 forms an intersection in b6/c8[r19c8]<>82 forms an intersection in b5/r6[r6c3]<>24 forms an intersection in b6/c8[r1c8]<>4* x-wing c8g/r1r9  [r19c35]<>1* x-wing b9g/r9c9  [r3c9][r9c35]<>1* x-wing c8g/r9b3  [r3c9][r9c35]<>11 forms an x-wing in b9g/r9c9[r3c9][r9c35]<>11 forms an intersection in b3/r1[r1c35]<>134 is a naked double in c5[r3c5]<>3 [r6c5]<>4 [r7c5]<>3<>4 * x-wing c5c8/r1r9  [r19c3][r9c17]<>3* x-wing r1r9/c3c5  [r27c3]<>4* x-wing c2b3/r2g  [r2c3][r9c1]<>8* x-wing r1c2/b1g  [r2c3][r9c1]<>83 forms an x-wing in c5c8/r1r9[r19c3][r9c17]<>3Puzzle Solved Solution:574632918681974325392851764415386297238197546967425183743218659829563471156749832 5 7 4 | 6 3 2 | 9 1 8   6 8 1 | 9 7 4 | 3 2 5   3 9 2 | 8 5 1 | 7 6 4  -------+-------+------  4 1 5 | 3 8 6 | 2 9 7   2 3 8 | 1 9 7 | 5 4 6   9 6 7 | 4 2 5 | 1 8 3  -------+-------+------  7 4 3 | 2 1 8 | 6 5 9   8 2 9 | 5 6 3 | 4 7 1   1 5 6 | 7 4 9 | 8 3 2  Girandola #08 (Asteroid belt) .3.....1.8.......9...6.4......512.....1...3...6.....2....759...2.7...6.8.9.....5.5 forms an intersection in g/r1[r1c367]<>53 forms an intersection in b2/c5[r689c5]<>36 forms an intersection in b5/r5[r5c89]<>66 forms an intersection in b8/r9[r9c13]<>68 forms an intersection in g/r5[r5c46]<>81 forms an intersection in g/r9[r9c7]<>12 forms an intersection in b8/r9[r9c7]<>28 forms an intersection in b8/r9[r9c3]<>8137 is a naked triple in g[r1c1]<>7 [r1c9]<>7 [r5c5]<>7 [r5c8]<>7 8 forms an intersection in b5/r6[r6c3]<>8* x-wing r1r9/c3c7  [r2467c37]<>4* x-wing c3c7/r3r6  [r36c19]<>5* x-wing r1r5/c1c9  [r36c19]<>5* x-wing r5g/c1c9  [r36c19]<>5* x-wing c4g/r1b5  [r1c35][r6c5]<>9* x-wing r3g/c5b1  [r1c35][r6c5]<>94 forms an x-wing in r1r9/c3c7[r2467c37]<>4* x-wing c3c7/r3r6  [r36c19]<>5* x-wing r1r5/c1c9  [r36c19]<>5* x-wing r5g/c1c9  [r36c19]<>5* x-wing c4g/r1b5  [r1c35][r6c5]<>9* x-wing r3g/c5b1  [r1c35][r6c5]<>95 forms an x-wing in c3c7/r3r6[r36c19]<>5237 is a naked triple in b3[r1c7]<>2<>7 [r2c8]<>3<>7 [r3c7]<>2<>7 Puzzle Solved Solution:534927816876135249912684573389512764721496385465873921648759132257341698193268457 5 3 4 | 9 2 7 | 8 1 6   8 7 6 | 1 3 5 | 2 4 9   9 1 2 | 6 8 4 | 5 7 3  -------+-------+------  3 8 9 | 5 1 2 | 7 6 4   7 2 1 | 4 9 6 | 3 8 5   4 6 5 | 8 7 3 | 9 2 1  -------+-------+------  6 4 8 | 7 5 9 | 1 3 2   2 5 7 | 3 4 1 | 6 9 8   1 9 3 | 2 6 8 | 4 5 7  Girandola #09 (Planet Tourbillion) ...9.7....72...68..5..8..2....2.3.....6...1..3.......9.2.....3...9...8.....768...1 forms an intersection in b5/c5[r278c5]<>11 forms an intersection in b9/r8[r8c4]<>14 forms an intersection in r5/b5[r46c5]<>45 forms an intersection in r5/b5[r46c5]<>55 forms an intersection in b2/r2[r2c9]<>5* x-wing b1g/r1c1  [r1c8][r4c1]<>1* x-wing c1c7/r4r9  [r49c3]<>51 forms an x-wing in b1g/r1c1[r1c8][r4c1]<>117 is a hidden double in r4[r4c3]<>4<>5 * x-wing c2c8/r1r6  [r1c9][r6c3]<>4* x-wing c1c7/r4r9  [r9c3]<>54 forms an x-wing in c2c8/r1r6[r1c9][r6c3]<>44 forms an intersection in c3/b7[r9c1]<>44 forms an intersection in g/c5[r7c5]<>4Puzzle Solved Solution:648927351972531684153684927497213568286495173315876249824159736769342815531768492 6 4 8 | 9 2 7 | 3 5 1   9 7 2 | 5 3 1 | 6 8 4   1 5 3 | 6 8 4 | 9 2 7  -------+-------+------  4 9 7 | 2 1 3 | 5 6 8   2 8 6 | 4 9 5 | 1 7 3   3 1 5 | 8 7 6 | 2 4 9  -------+-------+------  8 2 4 | 1 5 9 | 7 3 6   7 6 9 | 3 4 2 | 8 1 5   5 3 1 | 7 6 8 | 4 9 2  Girandola #10 (Outer Rim) .....536.1.3..9........2.1.......1.66.......87.1.......1.9........6..9.4.798.....9 forms an intersection in r5/g[r1c9]<>94 forms an intersection in b7/c1[r3c1]<>45 forms an intersection in b8/c5[r456c5]<>52 forms an intersection in b4/r5[r5c7]<>258 is a hidden double in c7[r2c7]<>2<>4<>7 [r7c7]<>2<>7 * x-wing c2b3/r2g  [r8c5][r9c1]<>2* x-wing r1r5/c3g  [r8c5][r9c1]<>2* x-wing r1b4/c3g  [r8c5][r9c1]<>2* x-wing r1c2/b1g  [r8c5][r9c1]<>2* x-wing r4r8/c5c8  [r27c8][r7c5]<>72 forms an x-wing in c2b3/r2g[r8c5][r9c1]<>2* x-wing c2c5/r4g  [r9c1]<>3* x-wing c5b4/r4g  [r9c1]<>3* x-wing r5r9/c6g  [r7c6][r8c5]<>3* x-wing r5b8/c6g  [r9c1]<>3* x-wing r5c5/b5g  [r9c1]<>3* x-wing r4r8/c5c8  [r27c8]<>73 forms an x-wing in r5r9/c6g[r7c6][r8c5]<>3Puzzle Solved Solution:897415362123769845564382719945238176632197458781546293316924587258671934479853621 8 9 7 | 4 1 5 | 3 6 2   1 2 3 | 7 6 9 | 8 4 5   5 6 4 | 3 8 2 | 7 1 9  -------+-------+------  9 4 5 | 2 3 8 | 1 7 6   6 3 2 | 1 9 7 | 4 5 8   7 8 1 | 5 4 6 | 2 9 3  -------+-------+------  3 1 6 | 9 2 4 | 5 8 7   2 5 8 | 6 7 1 | 9 3 4   4 7 9 | 8 5 3 | 6 2 1  Girandola #11 (Lonely Star) .4.1.7.3..1.....6..6.3.2.7.1.6...9.3...5.6...7...9...6.2.....8.4.8...3.1....3....9 forms an intersection in c2/b7[r7c1]<>99 forms an intersection in b3/c9[r79c9]<>92 forms an intersection in b1/r1[r1c79]<>25 forms an intersection in b1/c3[r6c3]<>58 forms an intersection in b1/c1[r5c1]<>88 forms an intersection in r5/b6[r6c7]<>89 forms an intersection in g/r1[r1c3]<>978 is a hidden double in r5[r5c7]<>2<>4 [r5c9]<>2<>4 * x-wing r3r7/c5c9  [r2c59][r4c5][r9c9]<>4* x-wing c2g/r8r9  [r9c47]<>7* x-wing b7g/r8r9  [r9c47]<>7* x-wing r7g/c5c9  [r4c5][r5c9]<>7* x-wing r7g/c5b9  [r4c5][r9c7]<>7* x-wing r7g/c9b8  [r5c9][r9c4]<>7* x-wing r7g/b8b9  [r9c47]<>74 forms an x-wing in r3r7/c5c9[r2c59][r4c5][r9c9]<>4* x-wing c2g/r8r9  [r9c47]<>7* x-wing b7g/r8r9  [r9c47]<>7* x-wing r7g/c5c9  [r4c5][r5c9]<>7* x-wing r7g/c5b9  [r4c5][r9c7]<>7* x-wing r7g/c9b8  [r5c9][r9c4]<>7* x-wing r7g/b8b9  [r9c47]<>77 forms an x-wing in c2g/r8r9[r9c47]<>7* x-wing r4r8/c5c8  [r9c8]<>2* x-wing c7g/r1r2  [r2c4]<>8* x-wing b3g/r1r2  [r2c4]<>8* x-wing r3g/c1c5  [r4c5]<>8* x-wing r3g/c1b2  [r2c4]<>8* x-wing r3g/c5b1  [r4c5]<>8* x-wing r3g/b1b2  [r2c4]<>88 forms an x-wing in c7g/r1r2[r2c4]<>8Puzzle Solved Solution:245167839317489562869352174186724953932516748754893216523941687498675321671238495 2 4 5 | 1 6 7 | 8 3 9   3 1 7 | 4 8 9 | 5 6 2   8 6 9 | 3 5 2 | 1 7 4  -------+-------+------  1 8 6 | 7 2 4 | 9 5 3   9 3 2 | 5 1 6 | 7 4 8   7 5 4 | 8 9 3 | 2 1 6  -------+-------+------  5 2 3 | 9 4 1 | 6 8 7   4 9 8 | 6 7 5 | 3 2 1   6 7 1 | 2 3 8 | 4 9 5  `

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### Re: Girandola Sudoku and Star Wars

As the new Star Wars is going to be released soon, I remembered posting these girandola sudoku puzzles back in 2008 with a star wars theme, names & x-wings

Girandola X-wing attack !!! (girandola #06 - #11)

(Actually they are a few posts just above this

And a Samurai sudoku posted by me elsewhere with an x-wing photo in the background

www.rcbroughton.co.uk/sudoku/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=288

Enjoy (again)

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### Re: Granola Sudoku and Star Wars

tarek wrote:As the new Star Wars is going to be released soon, I remembered posting these girandola sudoku puzzles pback in 2008 with a star wars theme, names & x-wings

Wow! How did I miss these before? I think I'll start on these as soon as I finish the Ninja (from vfalcone.ru) that I'm working on. Thanks!

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