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Sudoku Special, 2006 October 13 (Mystery Letter Sudoku)

 
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unkx80
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:44 am    Post subject: Sudoku Special, 2006 October 13 (Mystery Letter Sudoku) Reply with quote

Nice little puzzle there. Smile

According to my own solver, after the puzzle is converted to digits, it is solvable using the "easy" techniques plus one UR and one ER. Razz
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nj3h
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone explain to me the following: Some houses contain the same letter. So how can a straight number substitution be made? What am I missing here?

Thanks
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unkx80
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you noticed how his letters are arranged? Some of these letters might ring a bell to people who have taken a particular school subject...
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Alain Garnier
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:10 pm    Post subject: I surrender Reply with quote

Dear Ruud,

This is a tough one. I tried any which way I could tought of, nothing works...great job. Cheers, Alain

PS - I cant wait for the clue
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Ruud
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George, Alain,

All you need to convert the letters into digits is some elementary knowledge. Cool

Ruud
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Alain Garnier
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:41 pm    Post subject: mumble mumble Reply with quote

Darn, I still couldnt find the key to this one, while my 15YO just looked at it and immediately suggested using the... well... you know... some periodic...

Anyway, thanks again Ruud for this off field experience.
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