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Stuck on puzzle

Postby mseno » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:37 pm

Forgive me, I'm still learning. What step can I take to solve this puzzle?

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Re: Stuck on puzzle

Postby Leren » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:07 am

Code: Select all
*----------------------------------*
| 89  1   7  | 3 5 89 | 4   2  6   |
| 2  b89  3  | 7 4 6  | 1   5 a89  |
| 5   6   4  | 2 1 89 | 9-8 3  7   |
|------------+--------+------------|
| 4   239 5  | 8 6 7  | 29  1  39  |
| 78  378 1  | 5 9 2  | 6   4  3-8 |
| 6  c289 29 | 4 3 1  |d289 7  5   |
|------------+--------+------------|
| 3   5   6  | 9 2 4  | 7   8  1   |
| 79  279 29 | 1 8 3  | 5   6  4   |
| 1   4   8  | 6 7 5  | 3   9  2   |
*----------------------------------*

There is a Skyscraper on digit 8 in cells a-b-c-d which solves the puzzle. You can read about Skyscrapers here, for example. Leren

<Edit> Corrected one of the eliminations, which was in the wrong place. Thanks to eleven for pointing out the typo. Also here is the puzzle solved cell status in line format.

.1735.4262.374615.56421..374.5867.1...159264.6..431.75356924781...183564148675392

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Last edited by Leren on Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Stuck on puzzle

Postby mseno » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:45 pm

Leren wrote:
Code: Select all
*----------------------------------*
| 89  1   7  | 3 5 89 | 4   2  6   |
| 2  b89  3  | 7 4 6  | 1   5 a89  |
| 5   6   4  | 2 1 89 | 9-8 3  7   |
|------------+--------+------------|
| 4   239 5  | 8 6 7  | 29  1  39  |
| 78  378 1  | 5 9 2  | 6   4  3   |
| 6  c289 29 | 4 3 1  |d289 7  5-8 |
|------------+--------+------------|
| 3   5   6  | 9 2 4  | 7   8  1   |
| 79  279 29 | 1 8 3  | 5   6  4   |
| 1   4   8  | 6 7 5  | 3   9  2   |
*----------------------------------*

There is a Skyscraper on digit 8 in cells a-b-c-d which solves the puzzle. You can read about Skyscrapers here, for example. Leren


THANKS!!! :D
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Re: Stuck on puzzle

Postby eleven » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:17 pm

Leren made a mistake, when copying the grid (see r56c9), the skysraper eliminates the 8 in r5c9.

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+----------------+----------------+----------------+
| 89   1    7    | 3    5    89   | 4    2    6    |
| 2   #89   3    | 7    4    6    | 1    5    8-9  |
| 5    6    4    | 2    1    89   |#89   3    7    |
+----------------+----------------+----------------+
| 4    239  5    | 8    6    7    | 29   1    39   |
| 78   378  1    | 5    9    2    | 6    4    38   |
| 6   @289  29   | 4    3    1    |@289  7    5    |
+----------------+----------------+----------------+
| 3    5    6    | 9    2    4    | 7    8    1    |
| 79   279  29   | 1    8    3    | 5    6    4    |
| 1    4    8    | 6    7    5    | 3    9    2    |
+----------------+----------------+----------------+

There is also a w-wing 89 with strong link for 8 in row 6:
Either 8 is in r6c2 and 9 in r2c2,
or 8 is in r6c7 and 9 in r3c7
In both cases 9 cannot be in r2c9.
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Re: Stuck on puzzle

Postby mseno » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:27 pm

Thank you! I've solved it. Never heard of the skyscraper technique until today.
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