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Stuck on some puzzle from some variant

Postby dyitto » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:33 pm

I have classical sudoku and four additional constraint groups for 1-9:

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...|...|...
...|...|...
..X|...|X..
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...|...|...
...|X.X|...
...|...|...
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...|.X.|...
...|X.X|...
..X|...|X..


..X|...|X..
...|X.X|...
...|.X.|...
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...|...|...
...|X.X|...
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..X|...|X..
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...|...|...
...|...|...
X..|...|X..
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.X.|.X.|...
..X|...|...
.X.|.X.|...
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X..|...|X..
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..X|...|..X
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...|.X.|.X.
...|...|X..
...|.X.|.X.
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..X|...|..X
...|...|...
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Then the following puzzle and my current stage:

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.49|...|...
..2|..6|.9.
...|...|...
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2..|...|..4
..3|...|..1
...|3..|...
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..1|8..|...
...|...|5..
...|...|...


+-----------------------+-----------------------+-----------------------+
|(3678)    4       9    |(1257)  (12578) (1257) |(378)   (3678)  (25678)|
|(378)     1       2    |  4     (3578)    6    |(378)     9     (578)  |
|(5678)  (357)   (678)  |(279)   (378)   (23789)|  1       4     (2678) |
+-----------------------+-----------------------+-----------------------+
|  2     (6789)  (578)  |(1679)  (6789)  (1789) |(36789) (3578)    4    |
|  4     (6789)    3    |(57)    (26789) (578)  |(6789)  (278)     1    |
|  1     (6789)  (578)  |  3       4     (2789) |(6789)  (2578)  (78)   |
+-----------------------+-----------------------+-----------------------+
|(5679)  (357)     1    |  8     (39)    4      |  2     (67)    (3679) |
|(36789) (378)     4    |(29)    (167)   (239)  |  5     (1678)  (36789)|
|(39)      2     (678)  |(1567)  (1567)  (157)  |  4     (1678)  (39)   |
+-----------------------+-----------------------+-----------------------+


How should I proceed?

There should be a pointing pair or n-tuple but I'm stuck.

I double-checked that my solver finds one single solution.
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Re: Stuck on some puzzle from some variant

Postby HATMAN » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:46 pm

Nothing fancy needed - just fully play the extra groups.
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Re: Stuck on some puzzle from some variant

Postby dyitto » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:35 am

HATMAN wrote:Nothing fancy needed - just fully play the extra groups.

OK But what exactly is the next step going to be?
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Re: Stuck on some puzzle from some variant

Postby HATMAN » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:33 am

R3: 6 at c139 points to r4c5<>6
one more pointing triplet then easy
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Re: Stuck on some puzzle from some variant

Postby dyitto » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:20 am

thanks!
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