what is the standard amount of fixed numbers

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what is the standard amount of fixed numbers

Postby Kunegochu » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:22 am

i was just wondering what the sandard amount was... please help
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Postby Smythe Dakota » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:20 am

If by "fixed numbers" you mean "clues" or "givens", as I recall the minimum number of givens is thought to be 17 (to get a unique solution), but nobody has been able to prove this. Typical number of givens in newspaper puzzles is around 30-35, but this varies widely from day to day.

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