## Just a little help with this puzzle please

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

### Just a little help with this puzzle please

Just a few numbers would help out quite a bit. I've gotten this far. I can't really think of anything else logical except guessing. Am I missing something blatantly obvious?

Thanks

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` *-----------* |7..|.1.|6.3| |...|...|1..| |615|...|8..| |---+---+---| |..9|6.1|.8.| |..2|894|36.| |.6.|5.7|9..| |---+---+---| |..6|...|298| |..7|...|...| |2..|.4.|..6| *-----------*`
studville

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Joined: 03 April 2006

Hi Studville.

Welcome to this forum. Tip: you have a naked pair in box 5 that allows some eliminations in column 5 and in .... Good luck.

Regards, Carcul
Carcul

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Joined: 04 November 2005

Carcul wrote:Hi Studville.

Welcome to this forum. Tip: you have a naked pair in box 5 that allows some eliminations in column 5 and in .... Good luck.

Regards, Carcul

Well focusing in on box 5... I know rows 4 & 6 have to be either a 2 or 3. But afterwards, I try to figure out the rest of column 5 and it leads me in a circular logic.
studville

Posts: 3
Joined: 03 April 2006

### box-line interaction

studville wrote:Well focusing in on box 5... I know rows 4 & 6 have to be either a 2 or 3. But afterwards, I try to figure out the rest of column 5 and it leads me in a circular logic.

hi studville,

it's called box-line interaction -

what are the possibilities for r3c5 ?
( after eliminating 2 and 3 which must be in c5 of box 5 )

Pat

Pat

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Joined: 18 July 2005

### Re: box-line interaction

Pat wrote:
studville wrote:Well focusing in on box 5... I know rows 4 & 6 have to be either a 2 or 3. But afterwards, I try to figure out the rest of column 5 and it leads me in a circular logic.

hi studville,

it's called box-line interaction -

what are the possibilities for r3c5 ?
( after eliminating 2 and 3 which must be in c5 of box 5 )

Pat

Carcul and Pat,

You are my saviours. Whenever I get stumped... I tend make things harder than they should be... I totally didn't think about "scanning" across row 3 (only possibility being 7). Thanks a lot. I look forward to learning more techniques from here in the future -- I'm hooked.
studville

Posts: 3
Joined: 03 April 2006

Try the site below. They explain many tips, from very basic, like naked pairs to complex, like colouring.