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George Woods



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject: sun 1 May Hard Reply with quote

I Seem to have a mental block. Stuck at this point and can see no reason why the next move (offered by "Help") is a 9 at r5c7
Code:

+----------------+-------+-------------+
| 6    178  178  | 2 4 3 |  18  9  5   |
| 48   3    5    | 9 6 1 | 478  2  78  |
| 149  2    149  | 5 8 7 | 1346 34 16  |
+----------------+-------+-------------+
| 389  689  2    | 7 5 4 |  38  1   69 |
| 7    169  169  | 8 3 2 | 69   5  4   |
| 348  5    348  | 1 9 6 | 2    37 78  |
+----------------+-------+-------------+
| 249  4679 4679 | 3 1 5 | 479  8   29 |
| 1239 19   139  | 4 7 8 | 5    6  129 |
| 5    1478 1478 | 6 2 9 | 147  47 3   |
+----------------+-------+-------------+

[url=http://www.dailysudoku.com/sudoku/play.shtml?p=6:178:178:2:4:3: 18:9:5:48:3:5:9:6:1:478:2:78:149:2:149:5:8:7:1346:34:16:389:689:2:7:5:4: 38:1: 69:7:169:169:8:3:2:69:5:4:348:5:348:1:9:6:2:37:78:249:4679:4679:3:1:5:479:8: 29:1239:19:139:4:7:8:5:6:129:5:1478:1478:6:2:9:147:47:3:]Play this puzzle online[/url] at the Daily Sudoku site

Can anyone help me?
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Pat



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

George Woods wrote:

Code:

 *-----------------------------------------------------------*
 | 6     178   178   | 2     4     3     | 18    9     5     |
 | 48    3     5     | 9     6     1     | 478   2     78    |
 | 149   2     149   | 5     8     7     | 1346  34    16    |
 |-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
 | 389   689   2     | 7     5     4     | 38    1     69    |
 | 7     169   169   | 8     3     2     | 69    5     4     |
 | 348   5     348   | 1     9     6     | 2     37    78    |
 |-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
 | 249   4679  4679  | 3     1     5     | 479   8     29    |
 | 1239  19    139   | 4     7     8     | 5     6     129   |
 | 5     1478  1478  | 6     2     9     | 147   47    3     |
 *-----------------------------------------------------------*



in c2, the 4 is in b7
--> r7c19 = "naked" duo in r7
--> in c7, "hidden single" 9
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George Woods



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:33 am    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

so it was a mental block:- r7c1 cannot be 4 (if it were so then col 2 has no 4) and the rest follows
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