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Marty R.



Joined: 12 Feb 2006
Posts: 5153
Location: Rochester, NY, USA

PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:31 pm    Post subject: A toughie Reply with quote

I stumbled across this puzzle, rated Expert, from sudoku.com. There are so many cells with six and seven candidates I practically went blind looking at it and just gave up.

Code:

+-------+-------+-------+
| 5 . . | . . . | . . 3 |
| 8 . 6 | . . . | . . . |
| 7 . . | . . . | . . 9 |
+-------+-------+-------+
| . . . | . 5 . | . . . |
| . . . | . 8 . | . 9 . |
| . . 5 | . . . | . . . |
+-------+-------+-------+
| . . 8 | 1 . . | . . . |
| 6 . . | . . . | . . . |
| 1 7 . | . . . | . . . |
+-------+-------+-------+

Play this puzzle online at the Daily Sudoku site
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keith



Joined: 19 Sep 2005
Posts: 3162
Location: near Detroit, Michigan, USA

PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marty,

The puzzle is invalid, it has only 15 clues. There must be at least 17.

Keith
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for pointing that out.
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what the hell's going on with that site. Here's a screen shot of another
one with too few givens.

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keith



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well,

1 in R4C9 and 4 in R1C9 can be solved which would give it 17 clues, but I believe it is still invalid.

A Sudoku site that is not well maintained? I am shocked. Shocked!!

Keith
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Pat



Joined: 23 Feb 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:26 am    Post subject: re: sudoku.com Reply with quote


    seems systematic,
    sudoku.com "Expert" level
    removes too many givens
    (always leaving 15, cute)

    also discussed on other forum
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