Samurai Sudoku 13th August

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Samurai Sudoku 13th August

Postby CathyW » Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:09 pm

I'm stuck - can anyone help?

On the third attempt, I've managed to complete all four corner puzzles (all logically filled in without guessing), but the centre one seems impossible even though you have the four corner squares completed. You can dub in the numbers in the squares that already had the 9, 2, 4 and 3 but it doesn't help as there are still too many possibilities for the middle square.

My centre puzzle is as follows:

8 5 3 * * * 7 9 2
2 7 4 * 9 * 6 8 1
9 6 1 * * * 4 3 5
* * * * * * * * *
* 2 * * * * * 4 *
* * * * * * * * *
5 3 6 * * * 9 2 7
7 9 2 * 3 * 8 1 4
4 1 8 * * * 3 5 6

Thanks

Cathy
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Postby Anette » Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:04 pm

I'm as stuck as you are. I've eliminated the 5's from columns 4 and 6 in box 5, but then I see nothing else.
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Postby possum » Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:06 pm

Hi Cathy

You haven't put in the numbers given for box 5, i.e. 6 (top left corner), 9 (top right), 8 (bottom left) and 1 (bottom right). These could be quite useful!
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Postby CathyW » Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:15 pm

Well that certainly would have been helpful but I'm sure those numbers weren't printed in our edition of Saturday's Times!! Box 5 was completely empty. Will put those in and see if I can finish it now.

Thanks

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Postby CathyW » Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:21 pm

Done it. Missing numbers sure make it harder!

853164792
274395681
961287435
185649273
629753148
347821569
536418927
792536814
418972356

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