## I'm stumped: Sudoku Fun #27342

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### I'm stumped: Sudoku Fun #27342

Help, please. I'm stumped. It is this puzzle: http://www.sudokufun.com/solution.php?id=27342. Ihave been able to do every puzzle I started, some quite fiendish, but not this one, which everyone else did very quickly! Below I show as far as I got. Hope you find what I typed helpful. This is my first post asking for help. There are 9 rows below. Each row has 9 numbers or sets of numbers. A sole number is the number for the cell. Two or more numbers means they are the candidates for the cell:

1...8...9...7...6...3...4...2...5
2...3...6...1...4...5...7...8...9
4...5...7...2...8...9...1...36...36
36...16...2...4...135...7...356...9...8
5...17...4...6...9...8...2...137...137
367...9...8...35...135...2...356...4...1367
79...2...1...39...37...6...8...5...4
8...4...3...59...57...1...69...67...2
679...67...5...8...2...4...39...137...137

Thanks for your help.
chipe

Posts: 6
Joined: 26 April 2005

### Re: I'm stumped: Sudoku Fun #27342

Have a look at where 3 can go in blocks 4 and 5, and make eliminations in block 6.
Last edited by simes on Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
simes

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Location: UK

....... Simes, thanks, I see it now. Very good. You helped greatly. But I really don't have to look at the 3s in box 4 and box 5. I see now that in row 5, the only place a 3 can go is in row 5 of box 6. Therefore, I can eliminate all the other 3s in box 6; that is, I can eliminate the 3s in row 4 of box 6 and row 6 of box 6. .... .... ..... I'll do that now and see where that leads me..... ... ...... Yes, I finished it, or rather you finished it. Hooray! . .... .... ....... I have not studied the Sudoku software programs. (1) What works well with Mac OS X, Version 10.3.9, which I have? Does yours?; and (2) do these programs put in the pencil mark candidates? (3) Do they show the solving one step at a time?
chipe

Posts: 6
Joined: 26 April 2005

Sudoku Susser is the a good piece of sudoku software for Macs. I believe it offers all of the features you mentioned.
scrose

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