## Stuck with this

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### Stuck with this

Hi all, I am really new to this and have read lots but some explanation am finding hard to follow. Our local paper has a puzzle each day with the hardest on Sunday. I haven't had too many problems solving even the Sunday 5 star but every now, like many get stuck. I hope this is ok to post this but this is a puzzle from few weeks ago this I would appreciate little help. In this I asked for a hint and can't figure the hint. Many thanks ....Dave
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Estam

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Joined: 28 August 2012

### Re: Stuck with this

I find it very difficult to read the digits in those pictures. Does the first image show:
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`4 . . | . . . | . . 3. 1 3 | 7 2 5 | 8 . 4. . . | . 4 . | . . .------+-------+------. 3 . | 5 . 8 | . 4 .. 4 7 | . . . | 5 . .. 6 . | 2 . 4 | . 1 .------+-------+------. . . | . 5 7 | . . .. . 9 | 4 6 1 | 2 . .7 . . | . . 2 | . . 5`

JasonLion
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Location: Silver Spring, MD, USA

### Re: Stuck with this

Jason, your copy of the puzzle should show r4c2 = 9, not 3.

A Hint for Estam is that in Row 9 only 3 different numbers can go into Columns 2, 4 and 5 (that's called a Naked Triple in Sudoku-Speak). This should enable you to place a number in Row 9 Column 8.

Leren
Leren

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### Re: Stuck with this

A hidden pair (1,4) in row 9 will do the same.
Those who can see a naked subset before a hidden one,
Most likely you are a pencil marker or going through a solver.
Cubbie

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