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Postby hazza » Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:01 am

lunababy_moonchild wrote:Oh, thanks very much for that, what a brain bender!

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Happy to help!

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Postby Pi » Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:14 am

george-no1 wrote:
SudokuRocksMySocks wrote:thanx for setting up a junior forum
You're welcome.

SudokuRocksMySocks wrote:I did my first difficult rated one yesturday in The Times
Well done. I remember my first fiendish took me 5 hours altogether, but it was worth it.

SudokuRocksMySocks wrote:Ive been reading some of the posts and can i ask what is xyz-wing and xy-chain is??
Whoa! Hold on a minute! As you're a beginner, there are 2 reasons why I'm not going to try to explain it to you.

1. I'm not trying to be rude, I like encouraging beginners, but you won't understand it. To be able to understand those very advanced techniques, you need to have a lot of experience with Sudoku, and you need to already have a very good understanding of logic. Also, if you were going to be able to understand it at the moment, you would have understood it already from reading Jeff's posts.

2. There is no need to use those advanced techniques with The Times puzzles, not even with the hardest of the Fiendish (I promise), you don't even need X-Wing for those. Also, those techniques are very hard to spot if you're simply doing them with pencil and paper. Not only are they not necessary for Times puzzles, they are probably extremely rare even if you could spot them.

However, good luck with Sudoku in the future. You've started young, like me, (I'm 14) and you'll be able to enjoy Sudoku for many years to come.

G:)

can you explain to me?
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Postby Pi » Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:17 am

hazza wrote:What do you lot think of killer? to be honest, i prefer the original sudoku.


Killer sudoku is great, normal was getting too easy, i like a puzzle that takes a while, in a way i like sudoku less now that i have got better at, i liked the days when a fiendish took 20 mins, i suppose killer will go the same way.
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Postby hazza » Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:25 pm

I mainly prefer the classic sudoku becuase i have not yet fully mastered it. It sounds like you have so maybe you do prefer killer.

As it happens I completed my first fiendish last night so I still have a way to go to become a real master (It took me 50 mins).

:D:D:D

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Postby Pi » Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:28 pm

quite good for a first one
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:28 pm

I'd say it was extremely good for a first Feindish. I've never done one in less than 3 days:)

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Postby hazza » Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:24 am

Thanks guys. I can now do em in 30-40 mins so by christmas i should be doin them quite quickly:)

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hi

Postby cat66636 » Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:20 pm

hi how old r all u guys and gals?
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:40 am

Over the age of consent!:D

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Postby Pi » Sat Oct 15, 2005 5:23 pm

15 but i can do a fiendish sudoku in 5 mins so that makes up for my imaturity
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Postby giggles » Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:35 pm

thanks for the forum. in my math class i found out how to do these puzzles and am now hooked. i want to be able to talk about the puzzles i'm working on and i want to say that i am happy i can talk to other people and kids my age about these puzzles. thanks.

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Postby giggles » Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:37 pm

14 but i found out a kid that's younger really is good at these!
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