## Very basic question about a very hard puzzle

Advanced methods and approaches for solving Sudoku puzzles

### Very basic question about a very hard puzzle

I'm trying a very hard for the first time today just for fun. And I'm just curious where all the advanced members of this forum might start the following puzzle.

My biggest problem seems to be just getting started in the puzzle.

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`_____________|8..|..1|.3.||..1|8..|..4||...|9..|.7.|-------------|.5.|..9|6..||.4.|...|.5.||..9|7..|.4.|-------------|.8.|..2|...||3..|..5|9..||.2.|1..|..5|-------------`

Thats it. Now, anyone care to share how they would start this puzzle? No need to solve the whole thing really, just give me an idea on where exactly you might start.

Thanks
dcj1978

Posts: 17
Joined: 25 May 2005

Start the same way as you would start an easy one... there are several numbers which you can fill in immediatly... so fill those in first.
Animator

Posts: 469
Joined: 08 April 2005

(Small note: this is the same (starting) grid as the one posted in http://forum.enjoysudoku.com/viewtopic.php?t=410 ... the only difference is the question)
Animator

Posts: 469
Joined: 08 April 2005

### just try

The 6 column.....(6,6)....digit "5" ok :D :D
Guest

### sorry

It must be ...The 5 column (5,6) instead of 6..(6.6) try it
Guest

### First Move

the 5 must go next to the 7 in the centre box
Guest

### Next Move

then u can fill in the 5 in the top centre box
Guest