## one more hard puzzle...or am i too noob...?

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### one more hard puzzle...or am i too noob...?

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`*-----------------------------------------------------------*  | 2346  238   9   |  1    48   346   | 23    7     5    |  | 236    78    5    | 78    9    36    | 4     23    1    |  | 43      37    1    | 2     47    5     | 8     9      6    |  |-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|  | 8      9     3    | 4     6     1     | 7     5      2   |  | 1      6     2    | 5     3     7     | 9    48   48    |  | 7      5     4    | 9     2    8      | 1     6     3    |  |-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|  | 23     1     6   | 378   478    9    | 5     2348    48  |  | 5    23     7    | 38    1      234   | 6     2348    9   |  | 9    4     8     | 6      5       23    | 23    1         7   |  *-----------------------------------------------------------*`
spirit_fantasy

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### Re: one more hard puzzle...or am i too noob...?

Focus on the interaction of Box 2 and Column 6.
lb2064

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i still dun get it....be more specific plz...
spirit_fantasy

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One more time: The 3's in box 2 are both in column 6. Therefore one of these cells must be 3 and no other cell in column 6 can be 3.
ravel

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spirit_fantasy wrote:i still dun get it....be more specific plz...

Either r1c6 or r2c6 must eventually be a 3. No other cells in box 2 have that candidate.

It follows therefore that 3 can be eliminated as a candidate in r9c6 and r8c6.

When you eliminate them, you immediately get r9c6=2

All singles after that.

Mac
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