What is My next move? (News-Sentinel 2005.Dec.20)

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What is My next move? (News-Sentinel 2005.Dec.20)

Postby dpletcher » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:15 pm

I've been working on this on off and on for a couple of months. I've started over several times but always get stuck at the same point.
Here is the original puzzle from the 12/20/05 Fort Wayne, Indiana
News Sentinel. It is supposed to be an EASY puzzle but I don’t
believe it.

*-------+-------+-------*
| . . . | . 3 9 | 4 . 7 |
| . . 2 | . . 8 | 9 . . |
| . . . | 1 . . | 5 . 2 |
*-------+-------+-------*
| 4 . . | 9 . . | . . 5 |
| . 2 5 | . . . | 6 9 . |
| . . . | . . 6 | . . 8 |
*-------+-------+-------*
| 9 . 4 | . . 1 | . . . |
| . . 7 | 4 . . | 2 . . |
| 2 . 1 | 3 9 . | . . . |
*-------+-------+-------*

What next step am I missing here?


*---------------------------------------------------------------------*
| 5 1 68 | 2 3 9 | 4 68 7 |
| 367 4 2 | 67 5 8 | 9 36 1 |
| 3678 36789 3689 | 1 67 4 | 5 368 2 |
+----------------------------+---------------------+--------------------+
| 4 368 368 | 9 18 2 | 13 7 5 |
| 18 2 5 | 78 178 3 | 6 9 4 |
| 137 379 39 | 5 4 6 | 13 2 8 |
+---------------------------+-------------------+--------------------+
| 9 68 4 | 68 2 1 | 7 5 3 |
| 368 368 7 | 4 68 5 | 2 1 9 |
| 2 5 1 | 3 9 7 | 8 4 6 |
*---------------------------------------------------------------------*
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Postby vidarino » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:26 pm

I'm afraid your puzzle has 3 solutions, in is therefore not logically solvable.:(
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Postby Pat » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:43 pm

dpletcher wrote:Here is the original puzzle from the 12/20/05 Fort Wayne, Indiana News Sentinel

Code: Select all
 . . . | . 3 9 | 4 . 7
 . . 2 | . . 8 | 9 . .
 . . . | 1 . . | 5 . 2
-------+-------+------
 4 . . | 9 . . | . . 5
 . 2 5 | . . . | 6 9 .
 . . . | . . 6 | . . 8
-------+-------+------
 9 . 4 | . . 1 | . . .
 . . 7 | 4 . . | 2 . .
 2 . 1 | 3 9 . | . . .

What am I missing here?


missing clue:
r6c1 = 7


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Postby QBasicMac » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:02 am

Pat wrote:missing clue: r6c1 = 7


Well, Pat, I guess dpletcher will take months replying, so in the meantime, on his behalf, THANKS!

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Postby Pat » Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:06 pm

QBasicMac wrote:Well, Pat, I guess dpletcher will take months replying, so in the meantime, on his behalf, THANKS!


thank you, QBasicMac!

as it happens, dpletcher chose to acknowledge by PM
- i can't imagine why.

anyway, all is well with this particular puzzle.

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