Rookie stuck on moderate puzzle for three days

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Rookie stuck on moderate puzzle for three days

Postby NYnewbie » Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:17 pm

This is #27 in Will Shortz's Book #2. I was hoping to finish it by the end of 2005. Here's what I got so far:

147 59* 23*
295 73* **4
638 142 759

386 4** 9*2
472 **9 *65
519 26* ***

**3 *** *21
824 671 593
**1 *2* 8**

Of course I was able to identify some obvious pairs, e.g., the last two openings in the first row are 7 and 9.

Any hints to help me make the next move would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Postby rubylips » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:08 pm

Think about where the 7 could go in Row 7.
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Postby NYnewbie » Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:04 am

Thanks, can't believe I missed that. If we had one of those smack yourself in the forehead emoticons, I'd use it now.
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