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### Help

Got this evil one from a book. Anybody got any bright ideas?

It does not appear to succumb to any of the normal rules, but I could be wrong

...|..5|.9.
.53|4.2|876
.64|..7|.15
-----------
.29|74.|153
7..|.51|..9
5.1|.2.|.87
-----------
3.2|5..|76.
...|1.3|5..
.85|27.|93.
abailes

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Joined: 02 June 2005

abailes,

the trickiest point seems to be here:

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*-----------*
|...|..5|.9.|
|.53|4.2|876|
|.64|..7|.15|
|---+---+---|
|.29|74.|153|
|7..|.51|..9|
|5.1|.2.|.87|
|---+---+---|
|3.2|5..|76.|
|...|1.3|5..|
|.85|27.|93.|
*-----------*

*-----------------------------------------------------------*
| 128   17    78    | 68    1368  5     | 234   9     24    |
| 19    5     3     | 4     19    2     | 8     7     6     |
| 289   6     4     | 89    389   7     | 23    1     5     |
|-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
| 68*   2     9     | 7     4     68*   | 1     5     3     |
| 7     34    68    | 368   5     1     | 246   24    9     |
| 5     34    1     | 369   2     69-   | 46    8     7     |
|-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
| 3     19    2     | 5     89    489   | 7     6     148   |
| 46-   79    67    | 1     689   3     | 5     24    248   |
| 146*  8     5     | 2     7     46*   | 9     3     14    |
*-----------------------------------------------------------*

An x-wing on the 6's will eliminate a 6 from r8c1 and r6c6. From here, its all singles.
re'born

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