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Need help with solving!

Postby saphe » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:53 am

Hope any1 can spot the next move, would be cool if you could explain how you found it aswell


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Re: Need help with solving!

Postby JasonLion » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:26 pm

There are a couple of locked candidate moves available. For example the only cells in row 8 that can contain a 1 are both in block 7. One of those two cells must contain a 1, so no other cell in block 7 can contain a 1.
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Re: Need help with solving!

Postby saphe » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:24 pm

Hey thanks for that, i was also able to cross off a 7, 2 and 4 in box 9 however now im pretty much stuck again.

Sorry i dont play sudoku often so i dont know any of the advanced strategies or anything and this is the hardest sudoku ive done so far ;p
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Re: Need help with solving!

Postby saphe » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:27 pm

also was able to cross out a 2 in box 3 and a 2 and 4 in box 6
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Re: Need help with solving!

Postby JasonLion » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:39 pm

The next step is a naked pair in column 1, then there is one more locked candidate, and it is naked/hidden singles from there.
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Re: Need help with solving!

Postby saphe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:04 pm

Thank you was finally able to solve it.

The solutions were actually not that hard in hindsight, just shows that i have to try harder! ;p
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