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Sudoku with a heart

Postby apatt » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:11 am

I'm a sucker for sudokus with pretty patterns, I just stumbled across this one so I thought I'd post it here

+---+---+---+
|.56|...|79.|
|3..|4.6|..8|
|4..|.8.|..2|
+---+---+---+
|2..|.4.|..5|
|5..|...|..6|
|.7.|...|.8.|
+---+---+---+
|..9|...|4..|
|...|5.1|...|
|...|.6.|...|
+---+---+---+
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Postby MCC » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:00 pm

For general infomation, this puzzle is a valid pappocom hard.
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:46 pm

MCC wrote:For general infomation, this puzzle is a valid pappocom hard.


Really? How cool is that? I just thought that it was a curiosity and didn't look any closer than that. That'll teach me!

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Postby nj3h » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:46 pm

For the fun of it, I checked Sadman's Sudoku (which I love using) and it rates out as an Easy.

It is interesting that computers are similar to humans in at least one regard. Some of us will find that puzzle easy while others will find it hard.
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Postby apatt » Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:22 am

Paul Page's rating also rates it as hard. As I recall Sadman's sudoku use "advanced tecniques" as a criteria for rating "hard" puzzles. This puzzle doesn't involve any "advanced tecniques" like X-wing, swordfish, forcing chain etc. You only need to spot pairs, triplets, and locked candidates.
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Postby Pat » Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:34 am

apatt wrote:This puzzle doesn't involve any "advanced tecniques" like X-wing, swordfish, forcing chain etc.
You only need to spot pairs, triplets, and locked candidates.


well i solved it with just Basic Elimination

no duo needed

am i mistaken or what?

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Postby apatt » Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:51 am

well i solved it with just Basic Elimination
no duo needed
am i mistaken or what?


Is this a rhetorical question?:)
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re(2): heart-shaped puzzle

Postby Pat » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:05 pm

apatt wrote:
Pat wrote:well i solved it with just Basic Elimination
no duo needed
am i mistaken or what?

Is this a rhetorical question?

No, not at all.
I'm a human, solving on paper — no help from computer.
I do make mistakes.

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Postby ab » Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:47 pm

you can solve it with just hidden and naked singles.

Here's a heart puzzle I found:
uk.geocities.com/aidan_001/heart.html
it's a little harder than the one posted and has one less clue:)
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Re: Sudoku with a heart

Postby Cec » Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:54 am

Hi appatt,

I couldn't relate to this pattern until I encased it between the "code" tags and then it looks like this:
Code: Select all
+---+---+---+
|.56|...|79.|
|3..|4.6|..8|
|4..|.8.|..2|
+---+---+---+
|2..|.4.|..5|
|5..|...|..6|
|.7.|...|.8.|
+---+---+---+
|..9|...|4..|
|...|5.1|...|
|...|.6.|...|
+---+---+---+

Now I see it but where's the arrow?:):)

PS. I thought this puzzle was intended to be "humorous" not knowing all the above posts were coming in before mine.

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Postby MCC » Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:22 pm

apatt wrote:
well i solved it with just Basic Elimination
no duo needed
am i mistaken or what?


Is this a rhetorical question?:)

Is 'Is this a rhetorical question' referring to 'am i mistaken or what?', or
Is 'Is this a rhetorical question' referring to itself, in which case should I have answered 'Is this a rhetorical question'? But having answered 'Is this a rhetorical question' does it negate it being a rhetorical question? Or having answered 'Is this a rhetorical question' does it reinforce it being a rhetorical question? Hmm:?:

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