Very basic Swordfish question

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Very basic Swordfish question

Postby tonyjer » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:40 pm

Hi Everyone

Please forgive me for insulting everyone's intelligence but I am off work sick at the moment and the neurons are not firing as they should be!

Simple question really:

The basic definition is that a given candidate is restricted to the same 3 rows etc etc. I know there doesn't have to be exactly 3 cells in each row (may be less but not more) but does it apply where you have 3 candidates in one row, then the same 3 candidates in another row but in the same columns and then 2 of those 3 candidates in another row but occupying 2 of the three columns? (I am talking about only 2 in that row period)

I thought the answer was si senor, but I have struggeled with a few mothers and think it may be down to this.

(Apologies if the answers in the forum but am going to bed now)

Seriously- thanks for your help.

Anna, Antonio y Eduardo Felipe:)
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Postby ab » Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:46 pm

yep that'd be a swordfish. You could then eliminate that candidate from other rows in those three columns.

you can have the following cases:
3 3 3
3 3 2
3 2 2
or 2 2 2 - so long as they are in columns a and b, b and c and a and c, if you get what i mean.
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Many thanks AB

Postby tonyjer » Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:31 pm

Thanks for reassuring me.

Anna, Antonio, Y Eduardo Felipe
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