OAK

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OAK

Postby HATMAN » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:25 am

OAK (Over-Algebraic-Killer)

Over: more candidates allowed than the row length
Algebraic: cage totals do not have to be sums: note some of us were creating these before KenKen hit the English speaking streets
Killer: a debased way of saying samunamupure (noting of course that sudoku is a debased way of saying number place)

This is a basic Ken-Ken 6*6 however instead of the candidates being 1 to 6 they are a set of six numbers from 0 to 9 and part of the puzzle is, of course, to derive which six.


OAK 1

This is easy-peasy to get you going.

The cages without a sign are sum cages, however they can be treated as unknown-operator and the puzzle is still straightforward.



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OAK 2

This one is harder. Note I allow a certain element of T&E in eliminating candidates.

The cages without a sign are sum cages.


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If you wish to work on a solver use the first six rows and columns of a 12*12 Latin square.
Last edited by HATMAN on Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:36 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: OAK

Postby HATMAN » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:34 pm

Simon_blow_snow has pointed out to me that Motris started doing these about six months ago. I really should check his web-site out more often.

However this means that they are more likely to be workable puzzles so I will continue with them.
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