Jean-Christophe wrote:NB: Don't try the particular one mentioned by Matt (udosuk). I'm not even sure he is able to solve it himself ;) However, other killers created by Frank are really enjoyable.
Yes, you're right I can't solve it myself.
Not even your JSudoku can solve it by itself logically. But jointly working with JSudoku I do know a cheap way to crunch out the solution in a few minutes without "Recursively Solving":
1. Load the PS Code into JSudoku, from
this file.
2. Try to set 14/2 @ r67c7={68} and press Ctrl-Shift-V (Check Grid Validity) => No Solution. So set it to be {59} and press Ctrl-Shift-V => Unique Solution. Thus r67c7={59} (NP @ c7).
3. Now 7/2 @ r45c7={16|34}. Try set it to be {34} and press Ctrl-Shift-V => No Solution. So set it to be {16} and press Ctrl-Shift-V => Unique Solution. Thus r45c7={16}.
4. Set r4c7=1 and press Ctrl-Shift-V => No Solution. Set r6c7=5 and press Ctrl-Shift-V => No Solution. So set r4567c7=[6195] and press Ctrl-Shift-V => Unique Solution.
5. Now press Ctrl-Shift-D (Deduce All Moves). Voila! After a rough workout on the CPU the grid is solved, with the following moves applied:
JSudoku wrote:70 Naked Singles
7 Hidden Singles
3 Unique Pairs
2 Naked Pairs
2 Hidden Pairs
1 Naked Triplets
12 Intersections
13 Odd Pairs
1 Generalized Hidden Pairs
11 Odd Triplets
2 Double Innies & Outies
15 Mandatory Inclusions
10 Odd Quads
12 Complex Intersections
4 Triple Innies & Outies
4 Double Outies minus Innies
5 Complex Naked Pairs
10 Complex Hidden Pairs
11 Conflicting Pairs
10 Quadruple Innies & Outies
5 Triple Outies minus Innies
1 Pointing Pairs
1 Unique Combinations
5 Odd Combinations
1 Pointing Triplets
2 Locked Cages
6 Conflicting Triplets
1 Turbot Fishes
1 Grouped X-Wing
5 Grouped Turbot Fishes
3 Grouped Turbot Chains with 5 links
5 Grouped XY-Chains up to 3 links
87 Conflicting Partial Pairs
10 Multiple Innies & Outies
1 Multiple Split Cages
11 Multiple Outies minus Innies
4 Multiple Overlaps
9 Complex XY-Chains up to 3 links
I guess we can call it "manual recursive solving"... Just don't ask me to follow all those XY-Chains and "Partial Pairs"...