SudoCue Users Forum Index SudoCue Users
A forum for users of the SudoCue programs and the services of SudoCue.Net
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

SCE #1: A Clueless Explosion Nightmare

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    SudoCue Users Forum Index -> Clueless Explosions
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Børge
Master
Master


Joined: 11 Aug 2007
Posts: 157

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject: SCE #1: A Clueless Explosion Nightmare Reply with quote

Here is a Clueless Explosion Nightmare. This one will hopefully have your brain cells screaming and begging for mercy. Twisted Evil

Code:
...............3..2.....1.6.....5........49..7..3.8..4..45.36.2..3......5.6.714..
.................9.....7.36.....5.....6.....3..8.7.964.72.8......4..2....81.63.4.
.................5....1.4.7.8...5..1..3........47.625..3...2..8..2..85...68.531..
..............5..9....1..57..4.........7...........8.3..7.8..9...3..2....82..1.4.
...............5........21......2...........6..1.76.8..3...5.....4...9...97..8..3
............7..........62.7....3............8..8..41...51..3......2.......4..8.2.
.......................932...2..8...........5..64...7............5.....6.98.71...
.................9....491.5..3.........8...........871.5...1..3..47......6....2..
.................7......215.2...5.....4.....8....8........61.8.......9...58..2..4


HERE is the paper copy.

You get a hint:
I’ll freely admit that after applying all non-advanced techniques (look out for hidden pairs and triplets), I consulted SudoCue. You probably want to concentrate on grid 1. Here SudoCue first suggests "One 3D Medusa Colouring" followed by a "Two almost locked sets" and several "Conflicting forcing chains". After 12 advanced steps you should end up with a “Hidden single for 2”. Thereafter I was able to solve the rest on my own, but it was surly no walk in the park. Look out for several nasty hidden Pairs, hidden Triplets and an X-Wing.

I will do my best to make the next one easier, somewhere between SCE #1 and #2. I have familiarised myself more with SudokuSolver and will turn off some of the most advanced techniques in the solver, like Bowmans Bingo. When SudokuSolver then is able to solve the Clueless Explosion it should hopefully be something more like a Ruud "Very Hard" or a bit more difficult.

Happy solving scratch
Børge


Last edited by Børge on Fri May 16, 2008 3:01 pm; edited 5 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sarah
Regular
Regular


Joined: 28 Nov 2006
Posts: 17
Location: Milky Way Galaxy [for now]

PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Definite help for withdrawal cravings.
Bravo, Bravo.

My approach may have been a bit different. My first big placement was solving the center 8 in N7. That did clear a bit of N1, but most of the time N3 had more solveds, and was entirely solved while N1 had 15 remaining. I had about 80% solved before any conscious fancy footwork.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
FirstOfNine
Rookie
Rookie


Joined: 21 Nov 2006
Posts: 9
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: SCE #1 Reply with quote

Børge, you made my day Wink ...
thanks, I'll give it a try right now. (btw. if you continue doing that you might consider opening your own webpage with your own "bag" to click on Wink)

cheers
Gabi
_________________
atheism is a non-prophet organisation.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Børge
Master
Master


Joined: 11 Aug 2007
Posts: 157

PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarah wrote:
Very Happy Definite help for withdrawal cravings.
Bravo, Bravo.

My approach may have been a bit different. My first big placement was solving the center 8 in N7. That did clear a bit of N1, but most of the time N3 had more solveds, and was entirely solved while N1 had 15 remaining. I had about 80% solved before any conscious fancy footwork.
Looks like a sure sign that I did some mistakes along the road Embarassed
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    SudoCue Users Forum Index -> Clueless Explosions All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group