help with simes' xwing please

Advanced methods and approaches for solving Sudoku puzzles

help with simes' xwing please

Postby Guest » Mon May 30, 2005 7:34 am

Hi all (especially Simes, who set this puzzle!)

We have been attempting to solve a puzzle found on (xwing2), but are unable to see any xwings, and are unable to progress further than:

**1 853 6**
5** 24* ***
*** 79* ***
973 128 5**
285 964 317
**4 537 298
*** *15 ***
*** **9 **3
**6 3*2 4**

If anyone can give us a clue, it would be much appreciated, as we are getting very frustrated!

Thanks very much, Jen and Alex

Postby Animator » Mon May 30, 2005 8:15 am

First of all, if you want to give credit you should give it to the right person...

The bottom of that page (to which you linked) says: '(My thanks to "rubylips" for providing these sample puzzles.)' It is rubylibs that created them, not Simes...

Now about the puzzle, take a close look at the number 9.
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Crystal clear!

Postby Guest » Tue May 31, 2005 3:26 am

Wow, thanks! As soon as I read your reply I saw what you meant, and it all fell into place! Now I can't believe we missed it.

And you're quite right in regards to acknowldegements, we apologise to Rubylips, and thank them for their source of puzzles... we'll have a go at the rest of them now! We also thank Simes for the great website, and providing links to Rubylip's puzzles.

Thanks for the tip!

Jen and Alex

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