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Help PLEASE with next move from yesterday's newspaper puzzle

Postby mayres » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:06 am

Can someone PLEASE tell me what the next move is (and the logic) to go the next step in this puzzle? I have a feeling it is very easy and I'm just missing something. THANKS! Puzzle is from the Statesman Journal Newspaper - sunday 12/16/07
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  *--------------------------------------------------------------------*
 | 3      1      8      | 5      9      7      | 6      24     24     |
 | 579    579    6      | 2      1      4      | 3      8      59     |
 | 4      59     2      | 3      6      8      | 7      1      59     |
 |----------------------+----------------------+----------------------|
 | 567    2      45     | 8      3      9      | 1      456    467    |
 | 8      49     1      | 7      5      6      | 2      49     3      |
 | 5679   5679   3      | 4      2      1      | 8      569    67     |
 |----------------------+----------------------+----------------------|
 | 2      3      9      | 6      8      5      | 4      7      1      |
 | 1      8      7      | 9      4      3      | 5      26     26     |
 | 56     456    45     | 1      7      2      | 9      3      8      |
 *--------------------------------------------------------------------*
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Postby daj95376 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:26 am

Your PM has eight solutions. There really isn't a correct next move.
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Postby mayres » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:46 am

Excuse my ignorance, but are you saying that I have left the puzzle in an erroneous "condition" - placed numbers where they are in error?
I'm not even sure what you mean with the acronym "PM" - sorry. Does this mean "possible move"?
Obviously a newbie here with not much sudoku knowledge in the expert strata.
If you could further tell me what you mean I would be most appreciative - If there are 8 possible next moves can you please briefly tell me what they are and how you make those conclusions. mike
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re: the Statesman Journal -- 2007.Dec.16 (Sunday)

Postby Pat » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:51 pm

mayres wrote:
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 *-----------*
 |318|597|6..|
 |..6|214|38.|
 |4.2|368|71.|
 |---+---+---|
 |.2.|839|1..|
 |8.1|756|2.3|
 |..3|421|8..|
 |---+---+---|
 |239|685|471|
 |187|943|5..|
 |...|172|938|
 *-----------*




are you saying that I have left the puzzle in an erroneous "condition" - placed numbers where they are in error?

I'm not even sure what you mean with the acronym "PM" - sorry. Does this mean "possible move"?


hi mayres

1. daj95376 is telling you
that the puzzle as posted by you has 8 answers.
    this means one of the following --
    either the Statesman Journal misprinted the puzzle,
    or you mis-copied it.
it would be good if you could post the original puzzle as it appeared in the newspaper!

2. "PM" means "pencilmarks" ( i.e. the list of possibilities in each cell )
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Postby mayres » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:49 am

Thank you so much for your response - I understand - I know! Miracle.:) I will see if I can check out the original and see where we went wrong - appreciate your patience. mike
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