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Ruud
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Samurai 44 Reply with quote

I have no comment feature on the weekly Samurai, but testing this puzzle was a real pleasure, so I'd be interested to know your opinion on this Samurai.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not one of the super-expert solvers, but I quite enjoyed this one. I ended up doing it twice (the first time I used a move I disapprove of in theory, just 'cause I was in a hurry), and there seems to be a definite solving path to it, involving a lot of interplay between the grids.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:08 am    Post subject: Samurai #44 Reply with quote

Hi Ruud,

The puzzle is excellent...and deceptively difficult.

At about the 15 minute point I had completely solved the LR constituent puzzle and the UR puzzle awaited but one input from the solution puzzle. At this point I thought I would be done by 20 minutes. Razz

Well, 15 minutes later, Embarassed I finally found the triple in the UL constituent puzzle. Idea

The triple produced a quad. The quad produced a "1" and then a "3" in nonet #1 of the solution puzzle.
Back to the UL constituent puzzle.
The "3" produced a naked triple, followed by an x-wing, that revealed a second x-wing!!!

Nice solution sequence, Ruud!!!
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