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Postby Kunegochu » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:52 am

when pencil marking i go through the boxes and enter numbers in one value at a time, i enter all the 1s in the puzzle then after all are entered i start 2s and repeat through 9 it takes a long time and i was wondering if ther is a faster method
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Postby Glyn » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:17 am

If you are systematically running through the digits 1-9, then try to see if there are any locked candidates or even hopefully hidden singles to discover before you add the marks.

I always start with the digits that occur most frequently in the grid, more chance of getting a placement or detecting a pair early.
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Postby Pat » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:13 am

hey Glyn,
i admire your patience!

Kunegochu is no longer a new member,
and should know by now how to compose a meaningful subject-line

yet what i see -- again and again -- is "can some people please help" or similar meaningless subject-lines
    i had recently responded to one of these Kunegochu inquiries, and at that time decided i wouldn't even read any further mystery-Topics by the same member -- what do you think?
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Postby Glyn » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:27 am

Pat It's nice to see someone asking for help about Sudoku, and not I need your help in taking these Nokia, Ipods etc etc off my hands.:)
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Postby Pat » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:35 am

    very true
      but at least those advertizers give a clear subject-line --
      if i'm not interested i needn't read the Topic
        now if advertizers post a Topic "please help"
        surely they'd be banned for abusing the forum
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Postby Kunegochu » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:38 am

thank you i actualy like how doing it this way allows easy spotting of locked candidates and singles, but i thought there may be a faster way. also i am sorry for the title
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Postby Pat » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:53 am

Kunegochu wrote:
also i am sorry for the title


well i'm sorry i had never mentioned it before
    but i still think you're writing a book
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