Riddle (sort of)

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Postby Ruud » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:42 am

Smythe Dakota wrote:What barks, has four legs, wags its tail, and eats concrete?

A dog.

But the concrete made it a hard one:!:

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Postby tarek » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:59 am

Ruud wrote:But the concrete made it a hard one:!:


No it doesn't, it is a CONCRETE-EATING DOG, my neighbour's dog does that, not sure if it was before or after it had the spinal surgery though:D

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Postby udosuk » Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:31 pm

One more try on Ruud's birthday:

From the first 4 cells on the top row, it reads 2 3 1 58, so 23th Jan 1958? These cells were originally clueless.

Please at least tell me if there is any part (day/month/year) was right, or am I on the right line. The year 1958 was tried before...
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Postby Ruud » Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:53 pm

Please at least tell me if there is any part (day/month/year) was right

The day is correct.

Final hint:
What cannot be found in the solution of a proper Sudoku?


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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:14 pm

Ruud wrote:Final hint:
What cannot be found in the solution of a proper Sudoku?


Ruud.

A 10?

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Postby udosuk » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:25 pm

The information from the puzzle:
Code: Select all
+---+---+---+
|...|...|749|
|8..|..4|1..|
|..6|3..|...|
+---+---+---+
|6..|.7.|..4|
|...|.36|...|
|.57|...|...|
+---+---+---+
|.4.|.5.|.2.|
|...|...|.7.|
|7.3|9..|8..|
+---+---+---+

+---+---+---+
|231|.6.|749|
|895|724|136|
|476|319|582|
+---+---+---+
|6.2|.7.|394|
|9.4|.36|257|
|357|492|618|
+---+---+---+
|148|657|923|
|569|283|471|
|723|941|865|
+---+---+---+

+---------+---------+---------+
| 2  3  1 |58  6 58 | 7  4  9 |
| 8  9  5 | 7  2  4 | 1  3  6 |
| 4  7  6 | 3  1  9 | 5  8  2 |
+---------+---------+---------+
| 6 18  2 |158 7 58 | 3  9  4 |
| 9 18  4 |18  3  6 | 2  5  7 |
| 3  5  7 | 4  9  2 | 6  1  8 |
+---------+---------+---------+
| 1  4  8 | 6  5  7 | 9  2  3 |
| 5  6  9 | 2  8  3 | 4  7  1 |
| 7  2  3 | 9  4  1 | 8  6  5 |
+---------+---------+---------+


Ruud wrote:What cannot be found in the solution of a proper Sudoku?


Unfilled cells? Cells with candidate markings? Number of duplicate solutions (in that case 3)...

Is the day 23 coming from r1c12 or other info?

The unsolved cells are on rows 1,4,5 and columns 2,4,6 and nonets 2,4,5... Are these relevant?

I think I spent way too much time on this...
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Postby tarek » Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:01 pm

thanx Luna & udosuk,
As Ruud confirmed the day &
Ruud wrote:What cannot be found in the solution of a proper Sudoku?

the first line of the grid supplied by udosuk would be: (replacing cells with more than 1 candidate with a 0).

231060= 23 October 1960

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Postby Ruud » Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:30 pm

Luna wrote:A 10?

Yes ... and?

udosuk wrote:I think I spent way too much time on this

Only a few seconds more, to read Luna's answer perhaps?

tarek wrote:231060= 23 October 1960

Correct.

Newton wrote:If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.

Couldn't have said it better.:D

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Postby udosuk » Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:24 pm

Thanks! I just need to know the solution after spending so much time on this!:)

So your birthday is almost exactly 6 months away... Let's send some (very) early birthday greetings!:D

Have I been the giant providing a shoulder for others to stand on this time? Sounds like the story of my life...

BTW I must confess I read Luna's post before I replied, yet I couldn't work out the "zero" from the suggestion of "ten"... Just haven't got tarek's vision...:(
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:12 pm

udosuk wrote:So your birthday is almost exactly 6 months away... Let's send some (very) early birthday greetings!:D

Yes, indeed.

udosuk wrote:BTW I must confess I read Luna's post before I replied, yet I couldn't work out the "zero" from the suggestion of "ten"... Just haven't got tarek's vision...:(

Which is further than I got .................:D

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Postby tarek » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:08 am

I assure you giants, you do not want to have my VISION:D

Anyway, what happend to the concrete-eating dog???

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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:25 am

tarek wrote:Anyway, what happend to the concrete-eating dog??? tarek

Would that be a SETter? (red setter, Irish setter ......)

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Postby tarek » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:49 am

or some sort of heavy machinery....

somthing like the ripper at the back of a bulldozer..

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Postby emm » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:50 am

Wasn't the concrete just put in to make it hard?
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:29 am

The dog would certainly be well 'ard!

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