Samurai Su Doku, June 11th

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Samurai Su Doku, June 11th

Postby possum » Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:45 am

Today's claims to be "the most fiendish Su Doku yet published in the UK", with a suggested solving time of 85 minutes.

Will be interested to hear how you all get on...
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Postby scrose » Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:05 pm

Would someone kindly please post this week's samurai for those of us overseas?
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Postby possum » Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:25 pm

Will try to post it soon!
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Postby possum » Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:42 pm

"A", "B", "C" and "D" refer to the cells containing the numbers required to enter the competition.

Code: Select all
.1.|.9.|.7.     .7.|.9.|.2.
4..|.3.|..1     6..|.7.|..9
...|6.2|...     ...|1.4|...
---+---+---     ---+---+---
..2|...|8..     ..2|...|5..
38.|.6.|.94     58.|.2.|.74
..7|..A|3..     ..4|B..|1..
---+---+---     ---+---+---
...|9.6|...|.1.|...|8.9|...
8..|.7.|...|.3.|...|.4.|..3
.9.|.8.|...|6.8|...|.6.|.1.
---+---+---+---+---+---+---
        ..3|...|6..
        25.|...|.83
        ..4|...|7..
---+---+---+---+---+---+---
.2.|.1.|...|9.2|...|.5.|.9.
8..|.6.|...|.4.|...|.7.|..3
...|4.8|...|.5.|...|3.1|...
---+---+---     ---+---+---
..1|..C|7..     ..7|D..|2..
29.|.4.|.38     23.|.8.|.49
..7|...|6..     ..9|...|8..
---+---+---     ---+---+---
...|3.1|...     ...|7.6|...
4..|.8.|..6     4..|.1.|..7
.7.|.2.|.1.     .5.|.9.|.1.
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Postby scrose » Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:55 pm

Thanks very much for taking the time to type that monster in!:D Greatly appreciated.
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Postby demdempster » Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:07 pm

110 minutes.

Never got stuck exactly, it just seemed to be a slog.
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Postby jonallen1966 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:57 pm

wow, I had no problems with last weeks one, but this
week I have spent over 5 hours on it and still
not even half way there. I'm finding it really tough.
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Postby Togidubunus » Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:25 am

Quite beastly, this one, in that there are no real clues. You have to solve it by brute force, by trial and error. No pleasure in solving this one. It's big, but it's not clever.
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Postby psyder » Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:30 am

135 minutes:) mind you a lot of those were with a hangover :p

No brute force just some tricky logic to get you started then a bit of a slog:)
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Postby possum » Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:36 am

I made a mistake after spending ages on it and gave up rather than starting again.
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Postby Enigma » Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:50 am

Trickiest of the Samurais so far, I think. Took about 65 mins. Last week's was easier as you could complete most of the link boxes without solving much of the peripheral grids.
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AT LAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Jagnut » Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:23 am

I'm not going to tell you how long it took to finally figure out how to do this one. Suffice to say, it's past 0200hrs, the house is quiet, I'm having a wee dram in celebration, but work tomorrow. Never mind - the inner satisfaction plus the dram gives me an inner glow..................:D
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