Killer October 28th

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Killer October 28th

Postby Dafordster » Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:18 am

Hi, I am doing the Killer from October 28th (I've been on holiday and I'm still playing catch up).

I have got stuck with something in the bottom left corner and can't help thinking there is something wrong with the puzzle - even though I am sure there is not.

Does anyone happen to have the solution? Or, is there a solver for the Killers?

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Postby PaulIQ164 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:56 pm

You might be able to find the solution at

Edit: it should be here:,,18209,00.html
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Postby Dafordster » Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:05 pm

perfect thanks,
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Postby socrate » Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:59 pm

I had created a web page that could resolve *any* sudoku (by using a brute force algorithm not trying to apply tactics).

Just try
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Postby afjt » Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:31 pm

Not sure what the previous reply has got to do with KILLER Su Doku from THE TIMES !
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Postby Pi » Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:54 pm

Also does it really solve killers.

If so that is impressive
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Postby Shazbot » Tue Nov 08, 2005 12:45 am

Well, that sounds to me like it tries every possible combination of numbers until it comes up with the right one (brute force without trying to apply tactics) - an overglorified, but fast, form of trial and error. With that approach you'd eventually end up with a solution to ANY sudoku, but not in a logical sequence, and you'd have no idea how you got there or what to do if you got stuck solving manually.
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Postby udosuk » Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:28 pm

This site from a Japanese guy is one that could solve killer sudokus online, but once it couldn't find any singles it'll resort to T&E and the user couldn't trace the logical steps anymore... but it's still handy if you're hopelessly stuck... also it links to a whole heaps of solvers for other sudoku variants...
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