## Medium Page-a-day Calendar puzzle stumper

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

### Medium Page-a-day Calendar puzzle stumper

Medium puzzle from Jan 2 of "Page a day Calendar." I dubbed it in Pappocom Sudoku program, verified that it can be solved, and then got as far as you see here. There must be some solving technique I haven't yet learned or stumbled across. I'd be grateful to learn a strategy that works for this puzzle.

TIA,

Bill

65X 87X 4XX
78X 14X X5X
194 356 782

X46 5XX XX7
X2X XXX X4X
31X XX4 5XX

438 267 195
X7X 431 XXX
261 985 374
folkdancer001

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think about putting an 8 in row 6.
Sped

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think about putting an 8 in row 6

Thanks for the hint, Sped. What I see is that it is possible the 8 could go either in R6C6 or R6C8. I have no logical way to choose one over the other... that I can see so far. Am I missing something obvious here?
folkdancer001

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Joined: 05 January 2008

folkdancer001 wrote:
think about putting an 8 in row 6

Thanks for the hint, Sped. What I see is that it is possible the 8 could go either in R6C6 or R6C8. I have no logical way to choose one over the other... that I can see so far. Am I missing something obvious here?

r6c6 has a 4 in it, and column 8 already has an 8.
Sped

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Joined: 26 March 2006

I was a little tired last night... yes, in retrospect it was fairly obvious. Thanks, Sped.
folkdancer001

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