Question about SudokuSolver for Samurai

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Question about SudokuSolver for Samurai

Postby George-NJ3H » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:27 pm


The above lines are for a straight forward Samurai puzzle.

When I copy-paste it into Sudoku Solver, I then hit Solver/Step to highlight the pencil marks that can be cleared from the givens.

Please note Nonet 2 (r3c4), has a 7 immediately placed in the cell (big number). However, the cells in r3, c4, and nonet 2 that have 7 as a candidate are not shown in red to be eliminated when clicking on any cell.

Why is this? Why aren't they not automatically eliminated when the 7 in r3c4 is placed?

I have found other instances where Big Numbers are automatically placed where the pencil marks in affected cells are not adjusted for the big number placement.

Can someone please tell me what the solution is to this issue?

Thanks so much.

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Re: Question about program operation

Postby eleven » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:57 pm

Me not, sorry.
Have a good time with your solver.
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Re: Question about program operation

Postby 1to9only » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:09 am

I don't think SudokuSolver has an option to auto-update pencilmarks. Try Ruud's Clueless Helper which does (samurais and auto-update pencilmarks), it can be downloaded from here.
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Re: Question about program operation

Postby tarek » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:43 am

You can also try posting you r query on the SudokuSolver forum at
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