Stuck: one of Will Short's Books #84

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Stuck: one of Will Short's Books #84

Postby jungzimm » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:27 pm

I've been cruzing through this book, trying to improve my techniques and am into what he calls the "dangerou-most challenging" section and solved the first 8 with some effort. I am now stuck after having made very little progress on this one. It seems I must be missing something simple but after coming back to it 3 days in a row without sucess, I am finally begging for help. Pappacom's software rates it a very hard. Any hints would be most welcome.

Thanks in advance,
John Jung-Zimmerman

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Will Short’s Sudoko Puzzle #84
“V. Hard” by pappacom’s sudoku program
 

9 . . | . . . | . . .
. . 8 | . . . | 7 . 3
. . . | . 9 4 | . 5 .
------+-------+------
. 1 . | . . 6 | 2 3 4
. . 3 | . 4 . | 9 . .
. . 7 | . 2 . | . . .
------+-------+------
. 7 1 | . . . | . . .
. . . | . . 9 | 8 2 .
. . . | 7 . . | . . .



9     2356  256   | 138    38   7    | 1468 1468 126
1     4     8     | 256    56   256  | 7    9    3
7     235   26    | 138    9    4    | 16   5    268
------------------+------------------+--------------
58    1     59    | 589    7    6    | 2    3    4
2568  2568  3     | 58     4    158  | 9    7    1568
4     5689  7     | 3589   2    1358 | 156  168  1568
------------------+------------------+----------------
23568 7     1     | 234568 3568 2358 | 3456 146  9
356   56    456   | 3456   1    9    | 8    2    7
23568 25689 24569 | 7      3568 2358 | 3456 146  156

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Postby daj95376 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:58 pm

Hint #1: There is a Hidden Triple in column 4.

Hint #2: <246>

Hint #3: Easy going afterwards.
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Postby tarek » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:00 pm

I', assuming that the "8" in r1c7 is a typo
you dropped the "1"s in r9c7 & r8c4, How??........

I would look then at Column 4........There is a hidden triple there....

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Postby jungzimm » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:43 pm

Thanks for the hidden tripple hint and apologies for the typo in the with pm list. I thought I had checked it twice, guess I should have checked it 3 times.
Should have been:
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9     2356  256   | 138    38   7    | 146  1468 1268
            |                  |
1     4     8     | 256    56   256  | 7    9    3
                  |                  |
7     235   26    | 138    9    4    | 16   5    1268
------------------+------------------+----------------
58    1     59    | 589    7    6    | 2    3    4
                  |                  |
2568  2568  3     | 58     4    158  | 9    7    1568
                  |                  |
4     5689  7     | 3589   2    1358 | 156  168  1568
------------------+------------------+----------------
23568 7     1     | 234568 3568 2358 | 3456 146  9
                  |                  |
356   56    456   | 3456   1    9    | 8    2    7
                  |                  |
23568 25689 24569 | 7      3568 2358 | 3456 146  156



Feel kinda stupid for missing the tripple.

John
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