Saturday, July 30 puzzle

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Saturday, July 30 puzzle

Postby Terri » Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:37 pm

I am really stumped on this puzzle. Can anyone give me a hint about what to try next?

* * 5 | * 6 * | * * 3
8 * * | * * * | * 6 1
* * * | * 4 8 | * * 5

* 7 * | 6 * * | 9 1 *
* * * | * * * | * * *
* 9 2 | * * 3 | * 5 *

7 * * | 4 3 * | * * *
2 4 * | * * * | * * 8
1 * * | 8 7 * | 6 * *

I have not gotten very far on this puzzle at all, and I just don't see what to try next. Any help gratefully appreciated!

Thanks!
Terri
 
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Postby jnm8 » Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:59 pm

Consider candidates in Block 9. You have a naked pair that allows you to fill in lower right in column 9.
jnm8
 
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Postby Terri » Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:16 am

Thank you. Yes, I see now how that would work. I was able to solve the puzzle. Yeah! I went about it using a different initial step. I penciled in the 1 and 5 in Box 9, then I knew the 3 had to go somewhere in the middle column of Box 9. Then was easy to place the 3 in Box 6. After that the numbers started to roll into place. Thanks again for replying to my post! I looked at this puzzle for the longest time before I figured out the next step.
Terri
 
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