MOAG

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MOAG

Postby Ruud » Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:12 pm

This is MOAG.

You should treat MOAG with some respect, for she is the Mother Of All Gattai

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MOAG has 61 constituent Sudoku grids, 4041 cells and 36369 initial candidates.

The given numbers for each grid (in order of appearance):

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Here is MOAG's solution:

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Enjoy MOAG.
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Postby underquark » Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:52 pm

Very,very good. Guess I can't use this one to time the boiling of an egg.

Any way of listing it as lines with separators so that it can be pasted into a spreadsheet? I'm currently tackling it in Paint Shop Pro but it's cumbersome. Also, do you have any plans for GMOAG (Grandmother...) with 9 grids across/down each edge (linked together by 8) and each centre cell forming part of a Sudoku?
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Postby udosuk » Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:50 am

underquark wrote:Any way of listing it as lines with separators so that it can be pasted into a spreadsheet? I'm currently tackling it in Paint Shop Pro but it's cumbersome. Also, do you have any plans for GMOAG (Grandmother...) with 9 grids across/down each edge (linked together by 8) and each centre cell forming part of a Sudoku?

UQ, I suppose if you're willing to take a few minutes to set up the spreadsheet you can copy-and-paste your way to create this grid.

A few tips:

1. The mid function is useful: e.g. mid(A81,5,1) retrieves the 5th character of the string in A81 onto the cell.

2. When copy-and-pasting remember to use the $ feature to "fix" the reference. For example, when I try to create a 9x9 grid from an 81-char string, I first put in the numbers 1..9 in the cells D1 to L1, the numbers 0..8 in the cells B3 to B11. Then, with the 81-char string in cell A14 (pre-formatted as a text cell), I can set up D3 as "=mid($A$14,$B3*9+D$1,1)", and then copy-and-paste this formula to all grids from D3 to L11. For this MOAG grid you need to work a bit more (after all, it has 6x6=36 of "main grids" plus 5x5=25 "interlocking grids" which you only need to take care of b24568).

3. After you get all the cells as function results, you can copy-and-paste the whole thing to another application such as Notepad and then copy-and-paste it from Notepad back to another sheet. Then you will get the whole grid as a large bunch of data.

4. You can easily change all the 0 cells to blank cells by using the "Replace All" command (Ctrl-H) and replace all appearance of 0s to nothing.

I'm sure you know most of these things. Just a matter of whether you want to spend your effort for this thing. It should take me less than 15 mins to set it up but hey, I don't have the subsequent 100 hrs to solve this monster.:)

BTW, there is another one of these available in here:

http://www.djape.net/sudoku/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1162

So your set-up spreadsheet can at least work for 2 puzzles.:)

Not sure if Ruud has posted more elsewhere though.
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Postby JL » Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:14 am

Am currently aware of only this and (now) the one on DJApe. The one here is the same as the one on the SudoCue forum.

These puzzles get any bigger and I may have to look for a plotter to print it out!
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Postby underquark » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:59 am

One year on and I still haven't finished. Determined to do so without pencil marks or PC.
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Postby udosuk » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:49 pm

underquark, I admire your perservance.:)
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Postby enxio27 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:38 pm

underquark wrote:One year on and I still haven't finished. Determined to do so without pencil marks or PC.

Without pencil marks?!?!?!? You're braver than I am!

When you finish that one, here's a whole listing of Ruud's other specialty puzzles:

http://www.rcbroughton.co.uk/sudoku/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13
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Postby underquark » Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:55 am

Life being too short (and eye-strain setting in) I have relented and created an Excel spreadsheet that allows me to pencil-mark.
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