## stuck

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### stuck

Hi I am stuck on this Sudoku. I just started playing a week ago, and i seem to find myself in this situation freq.

there must be some technique to unlock the puzzle for me.

any help would be appreciated..

thanks
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laloosh

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Joined: 07 July 2013

### Re: stuck

I see a hidden pair. After that a naked triple or two will finish it off.
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`482.3.......2..35.35...1..494.3.........96..3.35....9..7.9.2.3..93...64.....83...`

JasonLion
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Location: Silver Spring, MD, USA

### Re: stuck

Please humor a newbie? I found the hidden pair right off, but after staring for 45 minutes cannot find a naked triple that will eliminate any options. Your help in moving me along would be most appreciated.
michaelxyz

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Joined: 21 November 2013

### Re: stuck

Naked Triple on 467 in column 5 rows 237.

JasonLion
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Location: Silver Spring, MD, USA

### Re: stuck

Thank you. Yes, I saw that triple. It allows me to eliminate the 7 in c5r8 (itself part of a naked triple) but I don't see how that gets me any further.
michaelxyz

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Joined: 21 November 2013

### Re: stuck

Those moves, plus some locked candidates and singles, will expose another triple in column 4, and then it is singles to the end.

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

5 moves, including a trio: Show

• r5 "hidden" duo {4,5}

• b8 "hidden" duo {4,6}
--> c5 "hidden" trio {1,2,5}
--> (7) c5\b2
combine the above
--> c4 "hidden" duo {1,7}
--> c4 8

Pat

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### Re: stuck

Finally got it. Thanks again.
michaelxyz

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