## If there is more than one correct answer...

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### If there is more than one correct answer...

If there is more than one correct answer, will you please indicate this in the answer printed in the paper the next day? Thanks.
diffenbach

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Hello diffenbach. If it's a Pappocom paper (that is, a paper which receives its Sudoku puzzles from Pappocom) there is always only one correct answer, so the problem does not arise.

If you are dealing with a Pappocom puzzle which you think has more than one solution, please Reply to this message and type the puzzle out, with its two solutions.

- Wayne
Pappocom

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Wayne - Thanks for the quick response. The Sudoku puzzle I'll use as an example appeared as a Pappocom puzzle in the The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, PA USA on 10 Dec 2005. I post below the answer printed the next day in the paper followed by two other answers that I think are correct. I apologize if I have missed something. I appreciate your providing Sudoku. - Tom

The variations occur in the first three columns, in rows 3, 5, and 7.

467 235 819
523 198 764
198 476 235

634 521 987
951 867 423
872 943 156

789 352 641
316 784 592
245 619 378

467 235 819
523 198 764
189 476 235

634 521 987
951 867 423
872 943 156

798 352 641
316 784 592
245 619 378

467 235 819
523 198 764
981 476 235

634 521 987
159 867 423
872 943 156

798 352 641
316 784 592
245 619 378
diffenbach

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Joined: 11 December 2005

diffenbach,

Please provide the original puzzle if that's possible.

Thanks.
rubylips

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I see my mistake. I had copied the puzzle in the newspaper to a tablet of paper so that I could work on the tablet. In so doing I moved the given "8" in c2, r3 to c3, r3. I'm willing to have my mistake be public but I don't like to lead others in the wrong direction. After a time, it might be worthwhile to delete this thread. My apology still stands. Thanks. - Tom

The puzzle as given was:

XXX XX5 81X
5XX X9X XXX
XX8 47X XX5

X3X XXX 987
XXX X6X XXX
872 XXX X5X

7XX X52 6XX
XXX X8X XX2
X45 6XX XXX
diffenbach

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