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### Comments and Results for 'Wraparound Sudoku-6 188'

 State Type Title Size Played Avg time Rating (#users) Yours Your best Published Expires Wraparound Sudoku-6 188 6x6 80 2:04 Easy (63) Subscribers only 8th Jul - Show full chart rankings for Wraparound Sudoku-6 188
 Your puzzle statistics First solution time distribution Overall puzzle statistics Log in (or create a free user)to store and view your puzzle statistics Slowest 10% not shown0:00 3:27 Solution time without 'show wrong' Slowest 10% not shown0:00 3:27 Unaided first solution time Slowest 10% not shown0:00 3:27 Completed by 79 users Best time without any aid 0:37 by Silke Best time with major aid 0:30 by manceyy1729 Best time with show wrongor multiple sessions 0:28 by Sujata Average solve time with no or minor aid 2:01 Average solve time with no aid 2:01 Average difficulty rating - all players 1.0/10.0 Average difficulty rating - no aid 1.0/10.0 Average difficulty rating - minor aid 1.0/10.0 Average difficulty rating - major aid 1.0/10.0 Average difficulty rating - show wrong ormultiple sessions 1.3/10.0
Posted 8th Jul 2021 at 11:26
Last edited by Elisabeth 8th Jul 2021 at 11:32
Elisabeth Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Easy Best completion time: 2:31 Time on first attempt: 2:37
I'm sure I did this one without using the wraparound. I just used the usual rows, columns and the closed regions; the rest took care of themselves!!!
Posted 8th Jul 2021 at 15:41
JoergWausW Daily subscriber Completion time: 1:10
I'm still not sure what you mean by "without using the wraparound".
Those single squares (orange and blue) ar part of closed regions, but you say you use closed regions.

But to figure out those two squares you don't need to use closed regions, that's true.

A puzzle should be called "Wraparound" if you can not display it without at least one closed region being continued at the opposite end of the puzzle. If you shift this whole puzzle three squares to the left (it's the same as cutting the 3 left columns and paste them to the right of the other 3), then it's still the same puzzle, but the "wraparound"-cells would be pink and green.

Depending on how you shift the puzzle, each closed region could be a wrapped one... That's why I'd like to say that "without wraparound" for me is the same as "without closed regions"...

(I hope you get what I mean....)

Posted 8th Jul 2021 at 16:19
Last edited by Elisabeth 8th Jul 2021 at 16:56
Elisabeth Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Easy Best completion time: 2:31 Time on first attempt: 2:37
JoergWausW I meant that I solved this as though it were an ordinary jigsaw, so I didn't need the regions which were not closed (which I call the wraparound element of the puzzle)
I'm not into all this shifting, but what I am saying is that I treated this using only closed regions and didn't have to use the odd bits as they were the ends of lines or columns
Posted 9th Jul 2021 at 06:54
JoergWausW Daily subscriber Completion time: 1:10
@Elisabeth, thank you for clarifying :-)

I remembered you saying you were a bit familiar with math, so I thought you knew about transpositions (shifting).

In the end, Wraparound puzzles are the same type of puzzle as Jigsaw, but the closed regions can not fit into the 9x9 frame without wrapping. If you exclude some regions from being used during solving, it is basically the same as not using some closed regions in a Jigsaw puzzle.
The additional diffilculty with Wraparound: you have to remember regarding those cells at the other end of the grid when making choices in those wrapped areas.

And we had "Wraparound" puzzles that could have been displayed as regular Jigsaws if they were just shifted by a couple rows or columns...

Posted 9th Jul 2021 at 08:01
Elisabeth Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Easy Best completion time: 2:31 Time on first attempt: 2:37
Of course I know, JoergWausW I am just past taking this all so seriously!!!

I still say I solved this puzzle as though it were just a jigsaw without having to use the fact that some of the regions were not closed.