Solve the "Pac-Man" puzzle

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Solve the "Pac-Man" puzzle

Postby OscarSeurat » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:21 pm

Hi,

Pac-Man was supposed to be forever.

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(this puzzle is from here).

Enjoy,
Oscar

P.S. Got it, thanks.

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 *-----------*
 |..7|486|2..|
 |.1.|...|.9.|
 |6..|.9.|7..|
 |---+---+---|
 |4..|..1|...|
 |5..|.7.|..8|
 |9..|..2|...|
 |---+---+---|
 |2..|...|9..|
 |.5.|...|.1.|
 |..9|265|3..|
 *-----------*
Last edited by OscarSeurat on Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Solve the "Pac-Man" puzzle

Postby SpAce » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:23 pm

Hi Oscar. Very pretty puzzles you have! I don't want to discourage you from participating, but you do know that their difficulty level is not exactly what is typically expected from puzzles posted here? The most difficult technique required so far has been a single locked-candidates move in one of your earlier puzzles (which in your rating system was called "Fiendish"). This puzzle is solved with singles only and you call it "Hard". I don't think the regulars here would use such adjectives or be interested in solving them (in fact, they're considered already solved by the normal conventions of this forum section).

I would suggest two things if you want to raise more interest here. First, try to modify your puzzles to make them more interesting, i.e. requiring at least one non-basic technique. Also, please post them in a text-based format that can be pasted directly into software solvers. No one wants to type those numbers in every time. Even many pencil-and-paper solvers like to check the puzzle validity and rating in a software solver before starting.
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        *        |=()=|    /  _  \    |=()=|               *
            *    |    |   |-=( )=-|   |    |      *
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Re: Solve the "Pac-Man" puzzle

Postby OscarSeurat » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:11 pm

Got it, thanks.

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 *-----------*
 |..7|486|2..|
 |.1.|...|.9.|
 |6..|.9.|7..|
 |---+---+---|
 |4..|..1|...|
 |5..|.7.|..8|
 |9..|..2|...|
 |---+---+---|
 |2..|...|9..|
 |.5.|...|.1.|
 |..9|265|3..|
 *-----------*
OscarSeurat
 
Posts: 8
Joined: 09 September 2018


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