## Stuck

Post the puzzle or solving technique that's causing you trouble and someone will help

### Stuck

Can anyone help me with what I should do next?

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

Thanks,
David
dah069

Posts: 4
Joined: 08 August 2005

Hmmmmm

There are quite a lot of hidden and naked pairs in this one.

My suggestion? Enter the puzzle into Sudoku-san and use the "suggest a move" feature. It explains things pretty well. it gets you a bit further, but it looks to be quite a hard puzzle....

- Saul
saulysw

Posts: 4
Joined: 02 August 2005

r8c8 can be 6 or 9.

i tried 9 and after a while i had two 6 in column 3, so...

r8c8 must be 6.

this allowed me to complete the scheme through very easy steps.
here it is
vink

Posts: 2
Joined: 10 August 2005

Thanks Saul.
I took your advice and went to sudoku-san and it said that although the puzzle had only one solution, it couldn't be solved using the logical solver! And I got the puzzle from a tutorial re X-wings - how frustrating!!

Thanks for your help - that site is very good!

David
dah069

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Joined: 08 August 2005

dah069 wrote:I took your advice and went to sudoku-san and it said that although the puzzle had only one solution, it couldn't be solved using the logical solver! And I got the puzzle from a tutorial re X-wings - how frustrating!!

Well, it can be solved with logic including an x-wing.

Hints:
1. Naked quad in Box6 (or hidden pair)
2. X-wing on 9s.
angusj

Posts: 306
Joined: 12 June 2005

angusj wrote:1. Naked quad in Box6 (or hidden pair)
2. X-wing on 9s.

You mean box7 ? But also after that i cannot finish it with simple techniques. Did i overlook something ?
Wolfgang

Posts: 208
Joined: 22 June 2005

Wolfgang wrote:You mean box7 ? But also after that i cannot finish it with simple techniques. Did i overlook something ?

Yes, quite right, I did mean box7.

1. Naked quad in Box 7 (or hidden pair)
2. X-wing on 9s.
3. Naked triple row 9.
angusj

Posts: 306
Joined: 12 June 2005

Ah yes, thanks (dont need the quad)
Wolfgang

Posts: 208
Joined: 22 June 2005

### Sudoku-san honour restored (kind of)

Hi all,

As the owner of Sudoku-san, I spent much of yesterday scratching my head trying to work out why the Assistant couldn't solve this puzzle. Working off the clue of 'X-wing on 9s' I pored over the grid (having solved it as far as the Assistant could) looking for where it could be...

...And in the end, realised that the Assistant had found the x-wing, but was then missing a blindingly obvious chain of three along the bottom row. D'oh!

All fixed now, honour partially restored (though pretty embarressed about the bug)

cheers,
Alastair
www.sudoku-san.com
alastairchisholm

Posts: 2
Joined: 15 June 2005

Jeff

Posts: 708
Joined: 01 August 2005

### long names

Hi Jeff,

I'm from Scotland... and the name itself is "Alastair Chisholm" - I just found that after a while I was fed up spending twenty minutes on every bullitin board site trying to find a name that hadn't been used :-)

cheers,
Alastair
www.sudoku-san.com
alastairchisholm

Posts: 2
Joined: 15 June 2005