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The highest rated 19 clue puzzle

Postby coloin » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:27 pm

From the thread with discussions regarding the hardest sudoku (new thread)
This table shows the number of clues in the puzzles with SE > 11.0

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        20      21     22     23     24     25     26
11.9             1      5      3         
11.8     1      16     30     10      1     
11.7            31     52     12     17      8      1
11.6     1      39     60     60    102     58      9
11.5            48    110    192    292    211     48
11.4           132    329    485    570    407    154
11.3     1     634   1213   2500   3311   2564   1853
11.2     6     996   2748   5707   7404   3913   4119
11.1    12    1292   5470  19048  30750  23049  14278                     
                     
        21    3189  10017  28017  42447  30210  20462


however I note there is no 19 clue puzzle ! .... and it appears there is not one in the whole database file

a quick search got me a lowly 9.0 and eventually a 9.3 [using skfr]

1....6...4...8......9...5......4.9....75...2.8....1.....29..........4..6...3....1 SKFR=9.0/9.0/2.6 [SE9.1]
1.........2..7.5....38...9..........4...5.1....9..6..35...1......6..3.8.......2.. SKFR=9.3/9.3/6.7 [SE9.4]

so .... presumably there are harder puzzles .... so maybe there's a real challenge for all those people in the patterns game !!!
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Re: The Hardest 19 Clue Sudokus

Postby coloin » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:29 pm

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Re: The Hardest 19 Clue Sudokus

Postby ssxsssxs » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:16 am

19clue patterns have too less posts to end the game in just one day.
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Re: The Hardest 19 Clue Sudokus

Postby 999_Springs » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:24 am

off the top of my head i recall that top1465 #2 is se 9.5 with 18 clues but starts with an initial single 3r6c9 so you get a 19-clue non-minimal 9.5 (skfr 9.3)
7.8...3.....2.1...5.........4.....263...8.......1...93.9.6....4....7.5...........

this thread reminds me of the hardest 17 thread where i posted a quick solution to the hardest 17 followed immediately by a comment about how i lost my bag with my passport in it in barcelona

so here's a reply in similar fashion:

after basics
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     7      126        8 |   459   4569    4569 |     3   1456   1259
   469       36     3469 |     2  34569       1 |  4679  45678   5789
     5     1236   123469 |    78   3469      78 | 12469    146    129
-------------------------+----------------------+--------------------
   189        4     1579 |  3579     59    3579 |   178      2      6
     3     1267    12679 |   479      8   24679 |   147   1457    157
   268    25678     2567 |     1   2456   24567 |   478      9      3
-------------------------+----------------------+--------------------
   128        9    12357 |     6    125    2358 |   127   1378      4
 12468    12368    12346 |  3489      7   23489 |     5   1368   1289
 12468  1235678  1234567 | 34589  12459  234589 | 12679  13678  12789

r5c2 -7- r5c789 =7= r46c7 -7- r2c7 =7= ahs:78r2c89 =5= r2c5 -5- r4c5 -9- r5c4 =9= ahs:269r5c236 -7- r5c2 => r5c2!=7
hidden pair 57r69c2, r8c2=8, pointing 3b7\c3
doubly linked als xz: A=r2c12357 B=r7c157 x=5 z=7, 15 eliminations
locked candidates and a turbot fish on 5's finish the puzzle and I LEFT MY PHONE IN THE BACK OF A TAXI IN IBIZA A FEW DAYS AGO THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING OH MY GOD I CAN'T DO LIFE WHY DO I KEEP LOSING VALUABLE STUFF ABROAD
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Re: The Hardest 19 Clue Sudokus

Postby m_b_metcalf » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:13 am

coloin wrote:so .... presumably there are harder puzzles .... so maybe there's a real challenge for all those people in the patterns game !!!

For the record, this is the current state of the Patterns Game maxima:
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  #   ER   EP   ED
clues
 19   9.3  9.3  3.4
 20  11.8 11.8  3.4
 21  11.8 11.8 10.7
 22  11.7  1.2  1.2
 23  11.4 11.4 10.8
 24  11.3 11.3 10.6
 25  11.3 11.3 11.1
 26  11.1 11.1 10.4
 27  10.7 10.7  8.9
 28  10.5 10.5  9.2
 29   9.5  1.2  1.2


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Re: The Hardest 19 Clue Sudokus

Postby coloin » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:19 am

I realize that with just a single pattern ... it is possible to iterate through all the ED puzzles and consequently there is no real "game"
so therefore we arnt constrained by the pattern ....

1...7.....2....5....38...9..............2.1....9..6.435...1.7....63..........8... ED=9.0/9.0/9.0
..........1..2.5....3..9..6.........7..5..1....9..6..42...1.7....6....8......3..9 ED=9.5/6.7/6.7 [SE 9.6]

might be furthur to go ?
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Re: The Hardest 19 Clue Sudokus

Postby champagne » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:34 am

Hi coloin,
reading your post, I checked the status of my seed control data base. I find only 308 puzzles with 20 clues rating around 10.0 and more.
This gives a very small chance to find a good rating using these puzzles reducing the count by 1 plus a vicinity search +/- n.
Having no free core, I can not try it, but I can e mail the corresponding puzzles
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re: toughest 19-givens

Postby Pat » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:08 am

coloin wrote:
..........1..2.5....3..9..6.........7..5..1....9..6..42...1.7....6....8......3..9 9.6/6.7/6.7


even within this pattern,
an easy improvement --

..........5..7.2....3..9..6.........7..5..1....9..6..41...2.7....6....8......3..9 9.7/9.7/3.4
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Re: The Hardest 19 Clue Sudokus

Postby eleven » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:56 pm

999_Springs wrote:PHONE ... VALUABLE STUFF

Are you sure ?
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Re: The Hardest 19 Clue Sudokus

Postby 999_Springs » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:27 am

eleven wrote:
999_Springs wrote:PHONE ... VALUABLE STUFF

Are you sure ?

I hate you
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Re: The highest rated 19 clue puzzle

Postby dobrichev » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:04 am

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I know girls who have had to deal with unwanted pregnancy in similar situations, and know what they would say about the valuable phone.
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reached 9.9 with 19 givens

Postby Pat » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:42 pm


    .........5...1.2....3..9..6.........7..2..1....9..6..41...5.7....4....8......3..9 9.9/9.9/3.8
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 . . . | . . . | . . .
 5 . . | . 1 . | 2 . .
 . . 3 | . . 9 | . . 6
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 . . . | . . . | . . .
 7 . . | 2 . . | 1 . .
 . . 9 | . . 6 | . . 4
-------+-------+------
 1 . . | . 5 . | 7 . .
 . . 4 | . . . | . 8 .
 . . . | . . 3 | . . 9
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Postby Pat » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:48 pm

999_Springs wrote:I LEFT MY PHONE IN THE BACK OF A TAXI IN IBIZA A FEW DAYS AGO THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING OH MY GOD I CAN'T DO LIFE WHY DO I KEEP LOSING VALUABLE STUFF ABROAD

dobrichev,
you surely noticed that she skipped the
minor detail of how she got prenyast.
    leaving us to guess --
    was it through her carelessness,
    or could it be direct intervention by the power supreme ?
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Re: The highest rated 19 clue puzzle

Postby dobrichev » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:20 pm

:lol:
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Re: The highest rated 19 clue puzzle

Postby coloin » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:00 pm

Well am sure 999_Springs will be able to look after his phone now that he knows ....

here is a
........4....2.5....34...6..7........2..5.1....48....3....1.7....63...8..5....... ED=10.0/1.5/1.5
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