## NEW sudoku player--pls point me to logic steps

Advanced methods and approaches for solving Sudoku puzzles

### NEW sudoku player--pls point me to logic steps

I am new to these puzzles and would appreciate being pointed to a primer on the logic steps to solving them. I reach a point where i don't know how to proceed, and I do not want to be obsessive. From my glancing at some forum entries, I can see that there is a solving lingo you all use to discuss solutions ("wings"), and references to usual logic steps you have been through. What are these?
Thanks, a puzzler in D.C.
sheila08

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Joined: 08 July 2005

These sites list a variety of the common solving techniques.
Update: In regards, to "solving lingo", Wayne has recommended a set of common terms.
Last edited by scrose on Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
scrose

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Joined: 31 May 2005

I do not want to be obsessive

Sorry, kind of goes with the territory. Everyone here is.

In reference to your mention of wings, the 'x' is important. In England, anyway. Never been to a US pharmacy.
Karyobin

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Joined: 18 June 2005

Oh My I'm fairly new to these as well and after reading a few other posts the "lingo" has gotten to me as well. Thanks for the sites on technique.

My other favorite puzzles are cryptograms. Logic with a dose of trial and error goes with the territory, but is frowned upon with this kind of puzzle. Why is that?

Another question is how do you know which row, column , shute, band or stack to start in and which number you look for first? In one of the sites ( I think this site) it says the number you start looking for and the order of the numbers you place is very important. What is the logic for making these decisions?
paula

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### Re: NEW sudoku player--pls point me to logic steps

sheila08 wrote:I am new to these puzzles and would appreciate being pointed to a primer on the logic steps to solving them. I reach a point where i don't know how to proceed, and I do not want to be obsessive. From my glancing at some forum entries, I can see that there is a solving lingo you all use to discuss solutions ("wings"), and references to usual logic steps you have been through. What are these?
Thanks, a puzzler in D.C.
mcdonnellmj

Posts: 1
Joined: 10 July 2005