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what techniques do you use to solve this puzzle?

Postby Kunegochu » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:12 am

..7 ... 29.
... ..6 ..4
... 749 ...

..9 8.. 7.2
73. ... .49
4.2 ..5 1..

... 457 ...
9.. 1.. ...
.13 ... 4..
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Postby Draco » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:39 am

Hi Kunegochu,

It's common practice to post pencil marks showing what sort of progress you've made vs. just asking someone to solve the puzzle for you.

Suggested ways to post puzzles and pencil marks can be found here.

Once you've posted your puzzle + pencil marks showing how far you progressed in solving before you get stuck, I think you'll find many people here on the forum who are happy to help!

Cheers...

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Postby eleven » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:35 am

Kunegochu wrote:What techniques do you use to solve this puzzle?
Singles and a pair.
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What techniques do you use to solve this puzzle?

Postby Cec » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:33 am

Hi Kunegochu,
If you are still unsure as to how to post a puzzle, including pencilmarks, this thread may also help you to complement Draco's above suggestions.

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Postby Pat » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:28 am

Kunegochu wrote:what techniques do you use to solve this puzzle?
      [ 28 clues ]
Code: Select all
 . . 7 | . . . | 2 9 .
 . . . | . . 6 | . . 4
 . . . | 7 4 9 | . . .
-------+-------+------
 . . 9 | 8 . . | 7 . 2
 7 3 . | . . . | . 4 9
 4 . 2 | . . 5 | 1 . .
-------+-------+------
 . . . | 4 5 7 | . . .
 9 . . | 1 . . | . . .
 . 1 3 | . . . | 4 . .



hi Kunegochu,

presumably you filled in the 15 "hidden singles"
and reached this point [ 43 ] --

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



at this point,
you should see the {3,5} duo in box 2
( or equally in column 4 )
    this gives you 3 more "hidden singles"
    and you're almost done
    -- do you also want the next hint ?
Code: Select all
 . 4 7 | . . . | 2 9 .
 . 9 1 | . 2 6 | . 7 4
 . . . | 7 4 9 | . . .
-------+-------+------
 1 . 9 | 8 3 4 | 7 . 2
 7 3 . | . . . | . 4 9
 4 . 2 | 9 7 5 | 1 . .
-------+-------+------
 . . . | 4 5 7 | 9 . .
 9 7 4 | 1 . 3 | . 2 .
 5 1 3 | . 9 . | 4 . 7

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Postby Kunegochu » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:19 am

thank you everyone i am actualy stuck exactly where you left off pat i have exactly those numbers filled in but i cant see what comes after it. so yes can you please help with a clue to the next step
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Postby Kunegochu » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:43 am

sorry
Last edited by Kunegochu on Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Pat » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:44 am

the 5 in box 1 is in row 3
    exclude 5 elsewhere in that row
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Postby Kunegochu » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:53 am

oh wow lol thank you so much
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Postby Cec » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:22 pm

Cec wrote:"...If you are still unsure as to how to post a puzzle, including pencilmarks, this thread may also help you to complement Draco's above suggestions."

Hi again Kunegochu,
On reading my above post again offering further help to you to post puzzles perhaps my post could have been better worded to suggest you CLICK ON HERE

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