## I'm losing my mind....

Post the puzzle or solving technique that's causing you trouble and someone will help

### I'm losing my mind....

l 7 . . l . 3 . l . 9 . l
l 4 8 .l 6 . . l 5 . 2 l
l 1 . 5 l . . 2 l . 3 . l
l . . . l 2 . . l . . . l
l 5 2 7 l 3 6 1 l 4 8 9 l
l . . . l . . 9 l . . . l
l . 5 . l . . . l 7 . 8 l
l 6 . 9 l . . 4 l . 5 1 l
l . 7 . l . 2 . l . . 3 l

Last edited by Abernathy3 on Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Abernathy3

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Joined: 25 January 2006

There's only one place for a 3 in box 1 = r2c3
Then there's only one place for a 9 in row 2 = r2c5
Then only one place for the 1 and 7 in that row.

I haven't gone any further but I can see a lot of singles from there. Ask if you cannot go on.

One thing is if you set the grid out clearly then maybe you won't need to pull your hair out! Read the sticky How to Ask for help at the top of the section of the forum where your question is posted. Click here if you cannot find it.
sweetbix

Posts: 58
Joined: 10 December 2005

sweetbix wrote:There's only one place for a 3 in box 1 = r2c3
Then there's only one place for a 9 in row 2 = r2c5
Then only one place for the 1 and 7 in that row.

I haven't gone any further but I can see a lot of singles from there. Ask if you cannot go on.

One thing is if you set the grid out clearly then maybe you won't need to pull your hair out! Read the sticky How to Ask for help at the top of the section of the forum where your question is posted. Click here if you cannot find it.

Thank you. I hope this is easier to read.

7 6 2 l . 3 . l . 9 .
4 8 3 l 6 9 . l 5 . 2
1 9 5 l . . 2 l . 3 .
9 . . l 2 . . l 3 . .
5 2 7 l 3 6 1 l 4 8 9
3 . . l . . 9 l . 2 .
2 5 . l . . 3 l 7 6 8
6 8 9 l . . 4 l 2 5 1
8 7 . l . 2 6 l 9 . 3
Abernathy3

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Joined: 25 January 2006

There are two 8s in column 2, That couldn't be right

tarek

Posts: 2807
Joined: 05 January 2006

tarek wrote:That couldn't be right

True! I get row 8 column 2 is a 3.
A "3" can sometimes look like an "8".

Mac
QBasicMac

Posts: 441
Joined: 13 July 2005

I figured it out, I'll post it tomorrow.
Thanks guys.
Abernathy3

Posts: 3
Joined: 25 January 2006

*-----------*
|7..|.3.|.9.|
|48.|6..|5.2|
|1.5|..2|.3.|
|---+---+---|
|...|2..|...|
|527|361|489|
|...|..9|...|
|---+---+---|
|.5.|...|7.8|
|6.9|..4|.51|
|.7.|.2.|..3|
*-----------*

*-----------*
|762|135|894|
|483|697|512|
|195|482|637|
|---+---+---|
|916|248|375|
|527|361|489|
|348|759|126|
|---+---+---|
|254|913|768|
|639|874|251|
|871|526|943|
*-----------*