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sudokuEd
Grandmaster

Joined: 19 Jun 2006
Posts: 257
Location: Sydney Australia

 Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:10 am    Post subject: Assassin 12 - August 18 Lots of sums to do on this one. Took a while to find the right "45" for each new part of the puzzle. So good to have SuMoCue to help out! Thanks Ruud. BTW- I missed not having a lead-in introduction on the puzzle page. The lead-in gives a puzzle more personality. Please keep the lead-in Ruud. A walkthru follows. Step 1 45 on r12 -> 2 outies = 6 -> r3c2=5, r3c8=1 -> r5c9=1 Step 2 r2c23={89}-> no 8 or 9 elsewhere in N1 or r2 -> r4c1 = {89} -> naked triple on {689} in r4c189 -> no 6, 8 or 9 elsewhere in r4 with 6 locked in N6 -> no 6 elsewhere in N6 or in r3c9 . Step 3 45 on r6-9 -> 2 innies = 12 ->r6c8=3, r6c4=9, r5c8=2 Step 4 45 on c12 -> 2 outies = 9 ->r2c3=8, r8c3=1, r2c2=9 Step 5 45 on N7 -> 3 innies = 19 but 2 cannot be in r7c1 since that would require {89} in r79c3 -> r7c1 = 4 -> 2 innies in N7 at r79c3 = 15 = {69} only -> no 6 or 9 elsewhere in N7 or c3 Step 6 r6c12 = {12} -> no 1 or 2 elsewhere in N4 -> 2 in c3 only in N1 -> no 2 elsewhere in N1 -> 10(3) cage in N1 {136} only -> no 1, 3 or 6 elsewhere in N1 -> r34c1= [78] Step 7 r4c3 = 3 (hidden single c3) ->19(3) cage in N4 = {469} only with r45c2 = [46] and r5c1 =9 -> r5c34 =[58], r67c3=[76], r7c4=3, r9c34=[92], r3c34=[46], r3c9=8, r67c9 =[47] the rest is mostly singles.Last edited by sudokuEd on Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:24 pm; edited 1 time in total
Ruud
Site Owner

Joined: 30 Dec 2005
Posts: 601

 Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:50 pm    Post subject: You are right about the lead-in, Ed. Handmade puzzles can't do without it. I fixed the page, so it now shows a text when it's present, but I'm not doing the archived puzzles. Maybe later, in the unlikely event that I have nothing to do and am bored to death... Ruud_________________If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't. - Emerson M Pugh
sudokuEd
Grandmaster

Joined: 19 Jun 2006
Posts: 257
Location: Sydney Australia

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:05 am    Post subject:

Thanks Ruud. But what if you never get bored?

Would it be okay to quote the lead-in in a post about that puzzle? That way it doesn't drop off into the abyss.

 Quote: These elbow soup killers have become one of my specialities. I even allowed a little imperfection in the symmetry to get this puzzle right. Enjoy!

BTW - can I hand-make Killers using suMoCue?
Oscar
Regular

Joined: 16 Jan 2008
Posts: 28
Location: Montesson

 Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:11 am    Post subject: Even if it's more than one year later, I am doing the "Assassins route". I did no specific follow-up for the first 10. The Assassin 11 took me too long to solve. Now, encouraged by Ed I will start posting my impresions and times on each one. A12 was easy enough to be solved in only two hours! . I am sure the rest of the road will have some surprises waiting for me... _________________Nothing can both be and not be
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