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UnplayedToroidalWraparound Sudoku 3449x97625:45Hard (43)Subscribers only25th Jul-
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Completed by58 users
Best time without any aid11:39 by vivayossarian
Best time with major aid11:20 by purrs
Best time with show wrong
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3:02 by Cate-Lyn
Average solve time with no or minor aid27:01
Average solve time with no aid24:28
Average difficulty rating - all players4.6/10.0
Average difficulty rating - no aid5.0/10.0
Average difficulty rating - minor aid5.5/10.0
Average difficulty rating - major aid3.7/10.0
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Posted 25th Jul 2022 at 14:13
Elisabeth Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Hard Best completion time: 30:02 Time on first attempt: 1:00:20 Used 'valid marks' Used 'auto remove'
I couldn't solve this logically but had to try one of two alternatives to complete the puzzle. I must have missed something!!!
Posted 25th Jul 2022 at 15:01
JoergWausW Daily subscriber Completion time: 14:09
It was logical for me.
If I remember it correctly:
In some cases you have two pencil marks (1 and 2) of one number left in one row that are in different areas, let's say colour 1 and colour 2. If, in a differnet row, this pencil mark is in a cell of colour 2 next to the pencil mark on colour 1, then you can delete this mark, because if it was that number, then in the row (the one I'm talking about) would not be an instance of that pencil mark left, because both are to be deleted if it was that number.

I think I had to do this a lot in this one, and at one point the pencil mark in question was pretty far away...
(and it works also with more than just 2 pencil marks for an area... that I had to use as well)

But maybe I'm wrong and I'm talking about that big today's Jigsaw, where I forgot to delete some pencil marks for a given number at the beginning and used those to exclude that number somewhere else where it would have been correct...

Posted 26th Jul 2022 at 20:14
Last edited by Elisabeth 26th Jul 2022 at 20:47
Elisabeth Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Hard Best completion time: 30:02 Time on first attempt: 1:00:20 Used 'valid marks' Used 'auto remove'
Thank you Joerg. I'm not sure I understand but will look out for this situation next time!:)

Have just solved the puzzle again and I think I see what you mean Joerg as I used your idea and solved logically!!!!! And in half the time:)

Posted 27th Jul 2022 at 07:56
JoergWausW Daily subscriber Completion time: 14:09
I'm glad I could help :-)
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