Hi, I’m new to Su Doku. I understand how to find the logical solutions (such as are on this sites “Tips” section) and have not problem with the easer puzzles. But, I’m a little confused about the concept of have to guess once getting to a point in the harder puzzles in which there are no more logical steps (or I am just overlooking steps). Guessing, or assuming, a number almost seems like cheating. Is this just the way the game is? Or is it possible to solve the more difficult puzzles without guessing or assuming any numbers, and I just don’t know those steps yet???? Any clarification, or information on tricks to solving the more complex puzzles would be appreciated.

Thanks, Janice