what other shapes can we use to create a sudoku puzzle????

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what other shapes can we use to create a sudoku puzzle????

A star shaped puzzle could be created for sure.

Anything else????
richardginn

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I wouldn't mind seeing something of an octagon, although I have no idea how to work out the logistics :P
graatz

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Since you're bringing this up, we could have the following 7x7 parallelogram:

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`      3 7 1 4 6 5 2     1 4 6 5 2 3 7    6 5 2 3 7 1 4   2 3 7 1 4 6 5  7 1 4 6 5 2 3 4 6 5 2 3 7 15 2 3 7 1 4 6`

Where each row & "column" & "pan-diagonal" has the digits 1 to 7.
Furthermore, each hexagon of 7 digits are all 1 to 7.

But this example is a bit too regular (the configuration of each row/column/hexagon is almost identical).
I wonder if we can have a more randomized version. Or make a 12x12 or even 19x19 parallelogram with similar properties?

An BTW, what about the star-shaped puzzle you mentioned? Could you show us the design?
udosuk

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