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Re: SudokuW/SudokuWX (Windoku)

Postby m_b_metcalf » Sat Mar 05, 2022 8:25 pm

While records are tumbling for high ratings of open-windows x-windokus, the highest rating for a standard x-windoku that I can find is 11.2. Here's a higher one:
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+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+
| . | .   3   . | . | .   4   . | . |
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| 1 | .   .   . | . | 5   .   . | . |
+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+
| . | .   .   . | . | .   .   . | . |
+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+
| . | 6   .   . | 7 | .   8   . | . |
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| . | .   .   . | 3 | .   .   . | . |
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| . | .   .   . | . | .   .   . | 9 |
+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+
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+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+   x-windoku, ED=11.5/2.9/2.9, pattern due to 1to9only


[Edit} Of course, urhegyi is now up to 11.9!
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Postby 1to9only » Sat Mar 05, 2022 10:50 pm

Ruud from Sudocue wrote:I could not find a (current) list of Windoku / SudokuW puzzles in this thread, so I have been running a collector for some time and keep an update of the results on my website here.
The current list contains 18778 puzzles with 11 clues.

I downloaded the 18778 Windokus, and I was going to rate some of them in batches.
Straight off, I hit a problem: SE reports the 9th in the list has multiple solutions.
Can anyone confirm/disprove this?

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..........................1........2.34......5............3..6...1..74..........8 ED=2.0/1.2/1.2
..........................1........2.34......5..........1..6.4.7...3.8........... ED=2.0/1.2/1.2
..........................1........2.34......5..........1..6.7.8...3.9........... ED=2.0/1.2/1.2
..........................1........2.34......5.6..........3..7...1...4..........8 ED=1.7/1.2/1.2
..........................1........2.34......5.6........1....4.7...3.8........... ED=2.0/1.2/1.2
..........................1.......2......34....5......3..6..7..8.........1.2..... ED=7.2/1.2/1.2
..........................1.......2...1..3..........4.......5..42.67..........8.. ED=2.6/1.2/1.2
..........................1.......2...1..3..........4.......56.42.7...........8.. ED=1.5/1.2/1.2

..........................1.......2...1..3.........4.............567...8.....2..6 <- SE reports this Windoku has multiple solutions!

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Re:

Postby m_b_metcalf » Sat Mar 05, 2022 11:08 pm

1to9only wrote:Straight off, I hit a problem: SE reports the 9th in the list has multiple solutions.
Can anyone confirm/disprove this?

It has at least 2000 solutions.

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Postby 1to9only » Sun Mar 06, 2022 10:22 am

I ended up running a filter before rating the Windokus.
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..........................1........2.34......5............3..6...1..74..........8 ED=2.0/1.2/1.2
..........................1........2.34......5..........1..6.4.7...3.8........... ED=2.0/1.2/1.2
..........................1........2.34......5..........1..6.7.8...3.9........... ED=2.0/1.2/1.2
..........................1........2.34......5.6..........3..7...1...4..........8 ED=1.7/1.2/1.2
..........................1........2.34......5.6........1....4.7...3.8........... ED=2.0/1.2/1.2
..........................1.......2......34....5......3..6..7..8.........1.2..... ED=7.2/1.2/1.2
..........................1.......2...1..3..........4.......5..42.67..........8.. ED=2.6/1.2/1.2
..........................1.......2...1..3..........4.......56.42.7...........8.. ED=1.5/1.2/1.2

..........................1.......2...1..3.........4.............567...8.....2..6 Sudoku has multiple solutions

..........................1.......23..14....................5...2.67..........8.3 More than one "3" in a column

..........................1.......23..4......5.......6.1.......6...4..7...8...... More than one "6" in a windoku

..........................1..2............34.5678..............3.....9....1...... The Sudoku has no solution
..........................1..2..........3..4...5.........1.....6......7.2.8..8... More than one "8" in a row

.........................1....2......13....................4....5...6..2...6..7.8 More than one "6" in a block


In the list, there are 13135 valid Windokus with unique solutions, and 5643 invalid Windokus.

The highest rated Windoku is ED=9.5/1.5/1.5:
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.................1..23....4........5.......2...6.7........8.....1.............9.. ED=9.5/1.5/1.5
...............12.....3........4....5.6..................1.7.....8....69......... ED=9.5/1.5/1.5
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Re: SudokuW/SudokuWX (Windoku)

Postby urhegyi » Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:05 am

Other very high rated standard 10 clues SudokuWX:
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....4....8.............9..........2...7............3......2.....6......9...5..... 10 clues WX ED=11.2/1.5/1.5

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....1....8.............9..........2...7............3......2.....6......9...5..... 10 clues WX ED=11.2/1.5/1.5
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Re: SudokuW/SudokuWX (Windoku)

Postby m_b_metcalf » Fri Mar 11, 2022 7:29 pm

I made some last tests before putting my windoku codes away for a while, and out popped a 10-clue symmertic puzzle:
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| . | 1   .   . | . | .   .   . | . |
+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+
| . | .   .   . | 2 | .   3   . | 4 |
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| . | .   .   . | . | .   .   . | . |
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| . | 5   .   . | . | .   .   . | . |
+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+
| . | .   .   . | . | .   .   . | . |
+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+
| . | .   .   . | . | .   .   2 | . |
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| . | .   .   . | . | .   .   . | . |
|   |           |   |           |   |
| 6 | .   7   . | 3 | .   .   . | . |
+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+
| . | .   .   . | . | .   .   8 | . |
+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+    10 clues,  symmetric,  ED=10.6/2.9/2.9

I've no idea how common they are.
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