Killer Sudoku 20/9 - new definition of "Tough"

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Killer Sudoku 20/9 - new definition of "Tough"

Postby CathyW » Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:31 pm

I'm sure I'm not the only one who logs in to this forum to have found today's Killer somewhat 'Easy'. With clue numbers, single cells and two columns with eight digits enclosed it certainly wasn't tough enough to take anything like 20 minutes. Do you agree?
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Postby zebedeezbd » Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:41 pm

I'll let you know when I've done it. I've promised myself I won't touch any of this week's Times sudokus til Monday when I have to occupy myself for a 10-hour flight. I am saving them up for a Killer Su Doku marathon session seven miles up above the Sahara desert ;)
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Postby whohe » Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:44 pm

zebedeezbd wrote:I'll let you know when I've done it. I've promised myself I won't touch any of this week's Times sudokus til Monday when I have to occupy myself for a 10-hour flight. I am saving them up for a Killer Su Doku marathon session seven miles up above the Sahara desert ;)

You're going to need a lot more than a week's worth of them to occupy yourself for a 10 hour flight.
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Postby boaz » Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:11 pm

10 mins for todays...its a joke:(
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Postby Karyobin » Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:39 pm

I agree entirely. For the past three days I haven't actually had to think at all, if you know what I mean. It's simply a matter of looking and saying, "Oh, well obviously n goes there". They've become pathetic.
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Postby petef » Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:10 pm

FWIW I ignore the filled in numbers and then tick them when I have deduced them. None have been necessary.
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Postby whohe » Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:59 pm

I think tomorrow, just to make it a bit more of a challenge, I'm actually going to tippex out alternate sub-box totals and see how I get on.
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Postby zebedeezbd » Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:30 am

For those of you who are tired of having completed the Killer Su Doku by the time you have reached the front of the queue to pay for your paper:

You may have missed my comment in another thread that two Killer puzzles are available on Miyuki Misawa's own website at http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~sumnumberplace/76815212/7asumnumberplace4326c6cf550db.gif
They are not ones that have been seen in the Times yet, and you will be pleased to hear that at least one of them is as mentally taxing as some of the Times Killers published early on.
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Postby Pi » Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:57 pm

I mucked up todays but the previos ones this week have taken no time, the one the other day suggested 20mins and it took me 8 and a half, considering i have only doenabout 20 of the things in my life i shouldn't be halving the guide times, they need to regrade the difficultys
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Postby CathyW » Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:17 pm

zebedeezbd wrote:You may have missed my comment in another thread that two Killer puzzles are available on Miyuki Misawa's own website at http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~sumnumberplace/76815212/7asumnumberplace4326c6cf550db.gif


Afraid I did miss it and this link doesn't work - it redirects to something totally in Japanese which I don't understand. Please can you try again - I'm keen to try a properly challenging Killer:!:

Today's took me a little bit more time - mainly due to forgetting for a while that 30 in 4 cells could only be 6, 7, 8 and 9:!: - but the clue numbers were still unnecessary.
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Postby Christofer » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:54 am

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Postby Pat » Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:20 am

Miyuki Misawa does provide a couple of examples at How to play (Example)
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Postby jf27 » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:32 am

Several of the postings here have given broken links to the individual pages of Miyuki Misawa's Killer Sudoku website. The best thing is just to go to the start page at http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~sumnumberplace and take it from there. The two puzzles are in the "How to Play" section.
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Postby zebedeezbd » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:41 am

Sorry guys. I don't know why the links seem broken for some of you. They worked fine for some people including me. It seems like the link keeps changing each day... which is odd.
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