## Samurai Saturday 2nd July 2005

For fans of Killer Sudoku, Samurai Sudoku and other variants

### Samurai Saturday 2nd July 2005

I cannot complete this.

Large square #1 is giving two solutions for "B", large square #2 gives an answer for "A" but the square is flawed.

The centre square gives two solutions . . . but this doesn't affect "A", "B", "C" or "D".

"D" and "C" are fine.

Anyone else having difficulties?
grid-lock

Posts: 2
Joined: 02 July 2005

I only get one solution. It's tedious to solve, though.
Anette

Posts: 55
Joined: 09 June 2005

Yep, agree 100% with Gridlock. I got as far as cells A and B but didn't bother after that as it was obvious the puzzle's flawed. What a waste of time!
asp

Posts: 1
Joined: 03 July 2005

I managed to get a single solution. If it helps, I proceeded through the samurai in the following order. Filled as much as possible in upper-left, then completed upper-right. Went back and completed upper-left. Completed lower-right, then completed lower-left, and completed centre.
scrose

Posts: 322
Joined: 31 May 2005

Ooh, controversy! Well, either it has a unique solution or it doesn't...
Hammerite

Posts: 44
Joined: 20 June 2005

### Samurai Su Domu Saturday 2nd July

Thanks for that. I have checked my workings and I made a mistake in the large square #2 on the right which is not flawed but "A" remains the same as before.

However, large square #1 still has two solutions which gives two answers for "B".

It doesn't affect the answers for "A", "B", "C" or "D", but the large centre square also has two solutions.

Overall, I reckon there are 4 different solutions for this Samurai Su Doku.
grid-lock

Posts: 2
Joined: 02 July 2005

I got a unique solution - it can certainly be solved. It would be nice to have another fiendish Samurai like the one a couple or so weeks ago... this one took 40 minutes. Similar order to Scrose too.
Enigma

Posts: 53
Joined: 14 June 2005

I agree with Enigma, the Samurai need to become more stimulating rather than simply more time consuming.

I wasn't as quick (50 minutes), but that's the equivalent of just over 10 minutes a puzzle, or not much more than 'mild' on my time scale. It really was a case of routine 'plugging' for the most part.

Again, the puzzle seemed to have a unique solution.
demdempster

Posts: 8
Joined: 11 June 2005

First Samuria saturday, have completed a couple of fiendish, only discover this about 1 mth ago now hooked, hopelessly lost, is there a logically way to start this or any easy similar ie lAlarger than 3x3 grids around to try first?
still trying
sue
sue

Posts: 1
Joined: 04 July 2005

sue, this site offers many puzzles (starting at #70) with 3x3 grids that overlap each other. For solving samurai's, I offered these suggestions, which probably hold true for most sudoku puzzles with overlapping grids.
scrose

Posts: 322
Joined: 31 May 2005