Herald sun - difficult May 11th - next step?

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Herald sun - difficult May 11th - next step?

Postby zonkjonk » Thu May 11, 2006 5:10 am

Original Puzzle
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.8. .5. 367
..9 ..4 ...
.71 ..2 ...
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.5. ... ..8
..2 ... 9..
7.. ... .3.
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... 8.. 49.
... 3.. 1..
917 .2. .8.

And I am up to here:
Please excuse the grid format, I laid it out nicely in word, courier New, pasted into this message then selected the grid and clicked on code...my columns are a disaster!
Help with that too please
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2   8   4       19    5    19       3   6   7
563    63    9       7    738    4       258    125 125
53   7    1       6    38    2       58    4    9


4136  5     36        1239  14369   1369    7    12    8
41368 436   2          1358 134678 135678      9    15    1456
7    9      86        1258 1468   1568        256    3    12456


5638 236 3568       1358 13678 135678    4    9    256
34568 2346 3568       3589 3689 35689       1    7    256
9    1    7       4    2    56         56   8    3
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Postby emm » Thu May 11, 2006 7:18 am

zonkjonk wrote:my columns are a disaster!

True!:D Did you use Simple Sudoku to post the initial grid - it's a very easy way of copying candidates. The programme is free and available here.

Before you submit always preview the grid to make sure the columns are lined up - they won't look lined up in your post but they must do in the preview box.

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*-----------------------------------------------------------------------------*
 | 2       8       4       | 19      5       19      | 3       6       7       |
 | 356     36      9       | 7       38      4       | 258     125     125     |
 | 35      7       1       | 6       38      2       | 58      4         9     |
 |-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------|
 | 1346    5       36      | 129     13469   1369    | 7       12      8       |
 | 13468   346     2       | 15      134678  135678  | 9       15      1456    |
 | 7       9       68      | 125     1468    1568    | 256     3       12456   |
 |-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------|
 | 356     236     356     | 8       167     1567    | 4       9       256     |
 | 4568    246     568     | 3       4679    5679    | 1       7       256     |
 | 9       1       7       | 4       2       56      | 56      8       3       |
 *-----------------------------------------------------------------------------*


Two original clues were an 8 in r7c4 and a 3 in r8c4 which have mysteriously disappeared in your candidate grid. Put them back in and see how you go.:D

HInt : look for naked pairs.
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re: nicely aligned columns

Postby Pat » Thu May 11, 2006 8:12 am

zonkjonk wrote:Please excuse the grid format - I laid it out nicely in Word, Courier New, pasted into this message then selected the grid and clicked on code...my columns are a disaster!

you used TABs to align the columns in Word - that won't work in the Forum - you must use the proper number of SPACEs to align the columns
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