# Clueless Explosion

This page offers a dayly Clueless Explosion puzzle. There are 9 Sudoku grids which must be solved according to the standard rules. The cell in the center of each box has a blue color. Together, these cells form a 10th sudoku, in the same formation you see them on your screen. Each of the 9 Sudokus adds a 3x3 box to this central Sudoku. Solving these puzzles requires a lot more patience than usual. None of these 9 puzzles can be solved independently, so you need to use the interaction with the central Sudoku.

Keep in mind that each of the 9 Sudokus is also a Center-Dot Sudoku, because the 9 blue cells must also contain digits 1 through 9. If you need some assistence in handling this puzzle format, you can download the Clueless Helper, a program that can open these puzzles directly from this website. To check your results, go to the list of submissions.

This is Clueless Explosion number 488, dated 2022-12-08, rated 41 and requires N2,H2,SK.

 3 4 9 2 7
 1 9 3
 7 6
 3 8
 8
 7 9 5
 2
 5 4
 6 8
 3 6 7
 6 4 2 3 5
 4 3 8
 7 9 1
 5 4 2 1
 4 6 7
 8 4
 7 9
 9 6 1
 2
 2
 1
 4
 8 4
 3
 2 3 1
 9
 3 5
 8
 1 6
 7
 6 9 2
 3
 1 9 5
 7 8 2 6
 5
 2 4 6
 7 3 9
 4 8
 8 3 2
 9
 3 1 7 8
 6
 9
 5 8 6
 1
 8 7
 2 9 3
 6 8
 1
 2 8
 6
 1 6 5
 1
 6 7
 8 9 6
 7 8 9 4
 9
 8 2
 6 3
 4
 9
 3
 8 5
 5 4 3
 2
 3
 2 5 7 1
 4 6 9
 9 3 7
 7 1 2 9
 8
 3 6
 2 7 9 8
 5 4 1
 7
 2 7
 5 4 1

These number strings represent each of the 9 constituent puzzles. You can copy each of these 9 strings and paste them in your sudoku program. This allows you to work on each of the 9 constituent puzzles on your computer. A program like SudoCue allows several instances running at the same time.

003000000004109700927003006000000064000300200000670035090200000000000000610000002
000008000000000007380000905403079050800100004000000201100040800000000400000000000
000050006002400000000000008040000709600000000070084000003002900000003000000100000
305080010000000000000000600500002700000004003000600009050000008000001000806000070
700000000000000600000000092004000900000008000800320000020000000900006000003800010
000000780003100200000095060310600000700000009008000000000000001200000600080060500
000600089100000000000007006000003008000000500900000000710000000002000003090800060
000000800708009000904000200543000000000000000000200300000027500000900000000800041
060004000000000000300000000002040000507006009001009307000002005000700400700000100

• By pressing the Submit button, you agree to be added to the contestants list.
• The e-mail address is mandatory. It will only be used to identify you in this competition. It will not be shown in the list.
• The solution must contain the 81 digits for the blue Clueless cells.
• You may keep any formatting, as long as there are exactly 81 digits 1 through 9 in the solution.
• If your country is in the dropdown list, select it there. Totals by country are based on this selection.
• The solving time is optional, but it helps me to improve the ratings for future Clueless Explosions.
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### From last week's Clueless Explosion archive

 Number Date Rate 487 Wednesday, December 7, 2022 41 (N2,H2,H3,SK) 486 Tuesday, December 6, 2022 41 (N2,H2,SK) 485 Monday, December 5, 2022 41 (N2,H2,SK) 484 Sunday, December 4, 2022 41 (N2,N3,SK) 483 Saturday, December 3, 2022 41 (N2,H2,SK) 482 Friday, December 2, 2022 41 (N2,SK) 481 Thursday, December 1, 2022 41 (N2,SK)