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It's Evil Puzzle 1,098,201,483 from http://www.websudoku.com/

I'll ASCII it up here too

| _ _ _ | _ _ _ | _ _ _ |
| 5 4 7 | _ _ 1 | _ _ _ |
| 3 _ 2 | 5 _ _ | 4 _ _ |
--------------------------
| _ _ 8 | _ _ 9 | 2 7 _ |
| _ _ 3 | _ 7 _ | 6 _ _ |
| _ 2 9 | 4 _ _ | 3 _ _ |
---------------------------
| _ _ 1 | _ _ 8 | 7 _ 6 |
| _ _ _ | 1 _ _ | 5 2 3 |
| _ _ _ | _ _ _ | _ _ _ |

And here's what I've solved so far.. not much at all

| _ _ 6 | _ _ _ | _ _ _ |
| 5 4 7 | _ _ 1 | _ _ _ |
| 3 _ 2 | 5 _ _ | 4 _ _ |
--------------------------
| _ _ 8 | _ _ 9 | 2 7 _ |
| _ _ 3 | _ 7 _ | 6 _ _ |
| 7 2 9 | 4 _ _ | 3 _ _ |
---------------------------
| _ _ 1 | _ 5 8 | 7 4 6 |
| _ _ 4 | 1 _ _ | 5 2 3 |
| _ _ 5 | _ _ _ | _ _ _ |

I prefer clever hints.. =) You could just pont me to a certain cell or tell me which numbers to concider..

Thanks a bunch /Joel
reallyjoel

Posts: 8
Joined: 14 July 2005

Look for a pair in column 6 and make some eliminations.
You can now fill all of the cells in box 5.
scrose

Posts: 322
Joined: 31 May 2005

Thanks alot, that did solve the 5:th box for me. But mostly thanks for that link that both taught me about hidden pairs and eventually led me to Simple Sudoku, I've been wanting to be able to exclude candidates in another program i used. Now it's almost too simple.. =)

/Joel
reallyjoel

Posts: 8
Joined: 14 July 2005