## Hex in a Classic Puzzle

Everything about Sudoku that doesn't fit in one of the other sections

### Hex in a Classic Puzzle

I read the help menu and understand why the letters appear only after a 10 x 10 (and bigger) cell puzzle. I just wondered if there was a way of creating a Classic puzzle that had a mixture of letters and numbers like the 16 x 16 cell hex puzzles. That is, can you create a 9 x 9 cell puzzle with, say, numbers 1- 4 (or 0 - 3) and letters A - E?

My apologies if this is in the help menu and I didn't get it, please point me to the correct page/section

Luna
lunababy_moonchild

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Hi Luna. The letters cut in only for the equivalents of 11 and above. If you ask for a Classic 9x9 with Hex symbols, you will be playing with the numbers 0 to 8 (that is, the first 9 Hex symbols).

- Wayne
Pappocom

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I know, I was just wondering if there was a way of creating a Classic grid with a mixture of letters and numbers, manually as it were.

Luna
lunababy_moonchild

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I'll tell you why.

My father enjoys the hex version of the puzzle in Saturday's Independent but finds the 16 x 16 cell format too big. He doesn't like the 10 x 10 cell format offered in the program because the boxes aren't square (sad but true ) - they are oblong - so I was wondering if there was a way of creating a Classic grid with a mixture of letters and numbers for him to try - a 'baby' hex puzzle, if you will.

He is currently embarking on a very easy 16 x 16 cell hex puzzle from the program (you know the Independent doesn't grade these) to see how he gets on. Which would be the way to go in my opinion but I was curious to know if a Classic grid could be created in such a manner. After all, apparently any symbol can be used, I just couldn't figure out how to do it.

Luna
lunababy_moonchild

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Let the program generate one, and then replace the numbers? as in, use 6 for 1, B for 2, ... for example...
Animator

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Good idea, will explore further.

Luna
lunababy_moonchild

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Did this and it worked, thanks for the tip.

Luna
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