To UR3 or not to UR3

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To UR3 or not to UR3

Running my generator today, I came across a puzzle that Sudoku Explainer reckons can be solved with a Type 3 Unique Rectangle.

Trouble is that my Generator only recognises Type 1 Unique Rectangles.

By forcing Sudoku Explainer to keep suggesting alternative methods, I found out how my Generator came up with this puzzle without using Type 3 UR's, but can you?

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`601030970000020450000000001018970600920000040007000100000005060009760014006300000`
civiliza

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Re: To UR3 or not to UR3

You should consider finding an alternative to Sudoku Explainer for solving puzzles.

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` after basics: concurrent URs +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+ |  6      458    1      |  458    3      48     |  9      7      2      | |  78     789    3      |  18     2      179    |  4      5      6      | |  257    4579   24     |  456    459    679    |  8      3      1      | |-----------------------+-----------------------+-----------------------| | *34     1      8      |  9      7     *34     |  6      2      5      | |  9      2      5      |  168    18     16     |  37     4      37     | | *34     6      7      |  245    45    *34+2   |  1     *89    *89     | |-----------------------+-----------------------+-----------------------| |  1278   3478   24     |  1248   1489   5      |  237    6      3789   | |  258    358    9      |  7      6      28     |  235    1      4      | |  12578  4578   6      |  3      1489   19     |  257   *89    *89+7   | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+ # 80 eliminations remain r69c89  <89> UR Type 1.2223             <> 89   r9c9 r46c16  <34> UR Type 1.2223             <> 34   r6c6`
daj95376
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Re: To UR3 or not to UR3

daj95376 wrote:You should consider finding an alternative to Sudoku Explainer for solving puzzles.

Using a UR Type 4 in this puzzle, as Explainer does, is not so bad. It bypasses the need for a naked quad or hidden quad.
ronk
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Re: To UR3 or not to UR3

Please note that the puzzle has three redundant clues.

Regards,

Mike Metcalf

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