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Postby r44mm » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:01 pm

should you fill in all the candidates in all cells before you start eliminating.

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Postby DonM » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:20 am

It's not really a question of 'should' or 'should not'; it's a preference. However, IMO for most mortals (there being a few who can do some amazing solving without them) it is recommended for all but the simplest puzzles, though it still isn't required for initial solving using methods such as cross-hatching. One more thing: it is categorically not 'cheating' as some people occasionally suggest.
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thanks

Postby r44mm » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:03 pm

Thanks so much. I really appreciate it. So far I am really enjoying Sudoku but I have a feeling more questions are to come!
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