## killer:07/09/2005

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### killer:07/09/2005

there is a printing problem with my copy of todays paper and the numbers are smudged. could someone let me know what the little sum numbers are??

thanks
boaz

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Joined: 31 August 2005

row 1: 20, 15, 3, 23, 21
row 2: 15, 35
row 3: 17, 18, 6, 12, 9
row 5: 10, 30
row 6: 13, 11, 24, 19, 13
row 7: 8, 22
row 8: 19, 11
row 9: 16, 15
possum

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Joined: 05 April 2005

thanks
boaz

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Joined: 31 August 2005

Today's killer is the very one which appeared on the front page of last Wednesday's T2, when the killers were introduced.
afjt

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Joined: 07 September 2005

I noticed that too, straight away. Bit hard though, I can only place the central '5' so far. But my head's in a funny place today.
Karyobin

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Joined: 18 June 2005

Having managed other killers, todays has left me stumped, i dont seem to be able to start it at all...can anyone help?
Lau

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Joined: 29 June 2005

Well, as I said, there's a 5 slap bang in the middle. This is because each row etc. must total 45, and the visible groups in row 5 total 40. Therefore, there must be a 5 in the very middle.

Now I'm stuck, as I said. I know where lots of things might be, I just don't know where they are.
Karyobin

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I would next concentrate on the values of the cells at either end of the fifth (middle) column to help you ease into the puzzle.
Spa

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Joined: 07 September 2005

### todays killer

"180"

apart from the five you have mentioned there is another way of getting a couple of easy numbers. columns 1-4 must add to 180 giving you c5,r9. likewise columns 5-9 giving you c5,r1

hope this helps.
domt

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Joined: 01 September 2005

Once you have c5r1/c6r1 and c4r9/c5r9 you should be able to limit the numbers used in the row either side of the central five. Also look at c6r3/c6r4/c7r4 and c3r6/c4r6/c4r7 for more numbers
Spa

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Joined: 07 September 2005

Thanks, will try that
Lau

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Joined: 29 June 2005

I already had the possibilities for the middle row, and I knew I was missing something. The 180 is the key, cheers.
Karyobin

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Joined: 18 June 2005

afjt wrote:Today's killer is the very one which appeared on the front page of last Wednesday's T2, when the killers were introduced.

I did not notice that, but it proves one thing...I'm getting better.
I gave up with it last week and today I finished in about 35 mins
boaz

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