## Su Doku from The Kathmandu Post

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Finlip wrote:This was the solution given in the newspaper.

Using the published solution as a guide, if you add enough clues to make the original starting grid symmetrical, the new starting grid has one solution and the Pappocom software rates the puzzle as "medium".

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

If you have the newspaper handy, could you please post the newspaper's solution for this puzzle?
scrose

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scrose wrote:
Finlip wrote:This was the solution given in the newspaper.

Using the published solution as a guide, if you add enough clues to make the original starting grid symmetrical, the new starting grid has one solution and the Pappocom software rates the puzzle as "medium".

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

If you have the newspaper handy, could you please post the newspaper's solution for this puzzle?
So on that day the newspaper must have made a mess. They asked two puzzles, one rated easy and the other hard. However, apparently both were wrong. I don't have the solution to the second puzzle with me right now but I have to apologize here for the fact that I put an extra dot between 4 and 1 and there had to be four dots at the end. But I have a feeling that the puzzle might still be wrong.

Actually I have the solution with me at the time I'm editing this post. But I don't want to look at the solution until I try. If there is only one soloution to this puzzle, I'd like to give it a try.

Carefully, the second puzzle was exactly like this
84.15....
5....346.
.........
3......9.
.6.5.2.8.
........2
.........
.578....4
....9..25
I have rechecked it and this time I know for sure that I copied it correctly. I apologize again for my carelessness on more than one occasion earlier.
Finlip

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Perhaps, Finlip, you should tell the Katmandhu Post that they can get reliable Sudoku puzzles from Pappocom for free!

- Wayne
Pappocom

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Finlip

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Yes.

... although I do reserve the right to be selective. There can be (inoffensive, legitimate) reasons why I can't supply a particular paper.

- Wayne
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