Help with vfalcone.ru Ninja 02-04

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Help with vfalcone.ru Ninja 02-04

Postby enxio27 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:13 pm

Ninja Pack 2 Puzzle 4:

Richard Broughton's SudokuSolver couldn't solve this, even with all techniques enabled except brute force. I don't have access to another solver that will handle these. Do I simply need to re-order the techniques, or is it really unsolvable?

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Re: Help with vfalcone.ru Ninja 02-04

Postby creint » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:50 pm

Yes this one is solvable with only one solution.
Solved with logic, 2 passes with forcing nets (without sets) with all exclusions.
Around 280 seconds with max net depth of 85 and 64 in the second pass.
Still need to remake that part so that it will be much faster.
I don't have anything else between locked sets and nets for now. It could be only needing some short chains/fishes.
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Re: Help with vfalcone.ru Ninja 02-04

Postby enxio27 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:01 pm

I finally enabled everything (including Bowman's Bingo), and SudokuSolver was able to solve it, although it took quite a while (at least 15 minutes). Definitely not a puzzle I want to tackle using pencil and paper. Unfortunately, on the vfalcone.ru Web site, you have to enter a correct solution in order to get the next puzzle.
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