I'm losing my mind....

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I'm losing my mind....

Postby Abernathy3 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:14 am

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

HELP ME PLEASE!!....I'm about to pull my hair out.
Last edited by Abernathy3 on Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby sweetbix » Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:00 am

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.
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Postby Abernathy3 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:41 am

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.
I made it to here;

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
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Postby tarek » Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:00 am

There are two 8s in column 2, That couldn't be right
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Postby QBasicMac » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:54 am

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".

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Postby Abernathy3 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:54 am

I figured it out, I'll post it tomorrow.
Thanks guys.:)
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Postby Majus » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:45 pm

*-----------*
|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|
*-----------*

Thats the answer. You had already figured out the puzzle, well just about anyway. No tricks were needed to fill in the remaining squares, just deduction from the ones you had already answered.
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