Puzzles related to Patterns Game patterns

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Re: Puzzles related to Patterns Game patterns

Postby blue » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:33 am

Hi Mike,

So, I was wrong: the minimum is the same, it was just harder to get there.

I looked at it the other way around: a slight change to the (new) clue positions, might have caused the 71's & 73's to go away, completely.

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Re: Puzzles related to Patterns Game patterns

Postby m_b_metcalf » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:43 am

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 . . 3 1 . . 6 . .    x-sudoku, 284
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 . . . . . 9 . . 8    'newspaper'

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 . . 4 8 . . 3 . .    x-sudoku, 284
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 . . . . . 2 . . 7    very difficult
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Re: Puzzles related to Patterns Game patterns

Postby m_b_metcalf » Sun May 07, 2017 10:26 am

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 6 . . . . 3 2 . .   x-sudoku, PG 285, not very hard
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Re: Puzzles related to Patterns Game patterns

Postby m_b_metcalf » Sun May 21, 2017 10:37 am

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 . . . . . 8 . 4 .   nice x-sudoku, PG 286
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Re: Puzzles related to Patterns Game patterns

Postby m_b_metcalf » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:22 pm

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 . . . 3 6 . . . 4  nice x-sudoku, game 287
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Re: Puzzles related to Patterns Game patterns

Postby m_b_metcalf » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:46 am

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 . . . . 3 . . 4 .   x-sudoku, PG 288, not too hard
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Re: Puzzles related to Patterns Game patterns

Postby m_b_metcalf » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:39 pm

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 . . 7 8 . . . . 3  Fairly easy x-sudoku, PG 289
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