Times Shogun Su Doku (21.01.06)

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Times Shogun Su Doku (21.01.06)

Postby afjt » Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:54 pm

The supplement claims it is "the biggest puzzle ever". However, it only has 11 overlapping puzzles, whereas there are 13 in the following puzzle...
http://www.angelfire.com/games6/sudoku/SuperSamurai.pdf

I haven't done the Times puzzle myself (too tedious !), but their target time is only 115 minutes, so I don't expect it will be too hard !

Apologies - I have just spotted this thread http://forum.enjoysudoku.com/viewtopic.php?t=2959 in the Pappacom section (even though I suspect it is a non-Pappacom puzzle)
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Postby PaulIQ164 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:05 pm

Yeah, I think it must be a non-Pappocom. In fairness, I think they only claime it was the largest published puzzle - which of course depends on your definition of 'published', but there you go.
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Postby tarek » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:08 pm

Dont't forget that the 3-D Sudoku has 27 grids
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Postby afjt » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:22 am

I've never seen a 3-D puzzle. Can you supply a link to one please ?
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Postby tarek » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:12 pm

afjt wrote:I've never seen a 3-D puzzle. Can you supply a link to one please ?


here is a link to the 9x9x9 example

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Postby nj3h » Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:28 pm

Is the shogun puzzle from the 21st available for download anywhere? I cannot find it at The Times site.

Thanks,
George
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Postby afjt » Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:39 pm

I don't think so. Puzzles from the occasional special suduko supplements do not seem to appear on their website.
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Postby TN_Mike » Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:33 pm

You can get to it from http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,18209,00.html but this may not be a permanent link.
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Postby nj3h » Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:52 am

Thanks a million for the link. Appreciate it!!!
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Postby Lindy » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:05 am

Well, I finally got around to doing and finishing this beastie (after an aborted first attempt). It took me nearly 8 hours, but the satisfaction at the end far outweighed the time spent on it. Definitely one of the most challenging and rewarding puzzles of this kind that I've done.

TN Mike, when's that E-book coming out?

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Postby bjloos » Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:32 am

Okay, you have a wonderful page that comes up with a "Super Samurai SuDoku," but do you happen to have another page with a solution?
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Postby TN_Mike » Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:40 pm

Lindy wrote:TN Mike, when's that E-book coming out?

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It's available now.

There'll hopefully be a second edition (free download for purchasers of the current edition) with better cover art along just as soon as the graphic designer gets over the flu:)

And there's a little something called the Shaolin Sudoku that we've cooked up as well...

(No link, 'coz I'm not one to promote commercial products on anothers website.)
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