## Help!!

Post the puzzle or solving technique that's causing you trouble and someone will help

### Help!!

I am quite new to Sudoku and have become stuck on this puzzle from The Times and I don't see the next logical step. I'm obviously missing something (a brain you might say!) and any help would be gratefully appreciated.

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`xx3 1x6 9xxxxx 2xx xxxx8x 354 x6xx1x 965 x34x4x 738 52135x 421 x9xx6x 543 x1xxxx 81x xxxxx1 6x2 4xx`
smc

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Joined: 18 April 2005

Hi SMC,

Have a look at box one, and think about the digits 2, 7 & 9 - This should tell you the value for r3c1.

Either that or the digits 7 & 9 on row 2 lead to the answer for r2c5.

If that doesn't make sense, drop another post, and I'm sure either myself or someone else will explain further...

Good luck.
Guest

### Thanks for the tip IJ

I completed it correctly and got through the next hard one in half an hour!!
smc

Posts: 2
Joined: 18 April 2005

IJ

Thanks for the hint. I could see immediately that I could now put 8 in R6C7. and therefore 7 had to go in R3C7 and hence could complete C7.

I still had to ponder a while at this stage but have now successfully completed.

Thank you!
Guest

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Joined: 25 November 2005

OOps, posted the following to the wrong topic. -

IJ

Thanks for the hint. I could see immediately that I could now put 8 in R6C7. and therefore 7 had to go in R3C7 and hence could complete C7.

I still had to ponder a while at this stage but have now successfully completed.

Thank you!
Guest

Posts: 312
Joined: 25 November 2005