## New person trying to solve a New York Post "Fiendish&qu

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### New person trying to solve a New York Post "Fiendish&qu

I recently read the guide from sudocue.net, and I found it to be very useful. Reading through the guide, it said that most published puzzles can be solved using all the methods before "fishes" (in this guide). So I tried a few puzzles, and I found that the techniques presented made solving much easier, so I decided to go onto a fiendish one. Well now I'm stumped:

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`. 3 . | . . . | 7 4 .. . . | . . . | 9 8 .. . . | 4 8 5 | 6 2 .------+-------+------2 . . | . . 9 | . . .. 6 . | 1 . 4 | . 3 .. . . | 8 . . | . . 9------+-------+------. 9 6 | 7 3 1 | . . .. 2 . | . . . | . . .. 1 7 | . . . | . 6 .`

This is what I have so far:

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`568   3      258  | 269   1269   26    | 7     4      15456   45     245  | 236   1267   2367  | 9     8      1519    7      19   | 4     8      5     | 6     2      3------------------+--------------------+-------------------2     8      1345 | 35    57     9     | 45    17     6579   6      59   | 1     257    4     | 258   3      2813457 45     1345 | 8     2567   2367  | 245   17     9------------------+--------------------+-------------------48    9      6    | 7     3     1      | 28    5      2483458  2      3458 | 56    456   68     | 1     9      7458   1      7    | 259   2459  28     | 3     6      48`

I have tried locked candidates, disjoint subsets, all the "basic methods", and I can't seem to get any further. Since this is a publication puzzle, I wouldn't think it would require any of that more advanced analysis... any help?
Xcelerate

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Look at column 6 and find a naked triple or a hidden pair, whichever you spot first.
wintder

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