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Old 07-10-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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Stuck on a Sudoku: what's the next move?



I took a 50/50 guess on one, and it worked, but that's not how you're supposed to do these things.

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Old 07-10-2011, 09:51 PM   #2
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Re: Stuck on a Sudoku: what's the next move?

Don't have a move yet, but just thinking out loud:

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Old 07-10-2011, 09:57 PM   #3
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Re: Stuck on a Sudoku: what's the next move?

that's the hard way to say it. the easy way is, "In the third row, the first available open space can't be a 6, as that column already has a 6, so the six must go in one of the other two available spaces"

EDIT: oh wait, i see, erase the other tiny 6's in the 3x3

EDIT: Edited pic, Took out the tiny other 6's in upper right 3x3
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:01 PM   #4
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Re: Stuck on a Sudoku: what's the next move?

Yeah that is a better way of stating it :P. And yes that is the conclusion I was hinting at and didn't explicitly state, lol.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:14 PM   #5
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Re: Stuck on a Sudoku: what's the next move?

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Old 07-10-2011, 10:21 PM   #6
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Re: Stuck on a Sudoku: what's the next move?

Yep! Nice one, bob.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:24 PM   #7
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Re: Stuck on a Sudoku: what's the next move?

Wow, never would have found that. Nice call, BM

EDIT TO ADD: Confirm that after bob's secret step, the puzzle solves itself.

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Old 07-11-2011, 12:01 AM   #8
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lock?
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:43 AM   #9
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Re: Stuck on a Sudoku: what's the next move?

I got so addicted to sudoku last year, literally doing about 20 a day.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:15 AM   #10
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Re: Stuck on a Sudoku: what's the next move?

why can't r8c3 be 1?
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why can't r8c3 be 1?
because of r8c5 and r8c6
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:35 PM   #12
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Re: Stuck on a Sudoku: what's the next move?

alternately: because then nowhere in the bottom middle could be 1.
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