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A Tough Vanhegan

 
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keith



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:21 pm    Post subject: A Tough Vanhegan Reply with quote

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Puzzle: vH5-300406f2.4.0.2
+-------+-------+-------+
| . 1 . | 3 4 . | 9 . . |
| . . . | 6 . 8 | . . 4 |
| 8 . . | . 5 . | . . . |
+-------+-------+-------+
| . 6 . | . . . | . 2 3 |
| 4 . 3 | . 2 . | 7 . 5 |
| 1 7 . | . . . | . 8 . |
+-------+-------+-------+
| . . . | . 6 . | . . 7 |
| 7 . . | 9 . 5 | . . . |
| . . 5 | . 7 3 | . 4 . |
+-------+-------+-------+

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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw a few moves, none of which seemed to open anything up, and I'm throwing in the towel. Embarassed
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keith



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marty R. wrote:
Saw a few moves, none of which seemed to open anything up, and I'm throwing in the towel. Embarassed

I suspect you're watching football playoffs.

Keith Razz
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, watched playoffs, but still throwing in the towel on that puzzle. I'll look forward to seeing your solution. What's that puzzle's rating?
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, this was my post-basics position:

Code:

+---------------+---------------+-----------------+
| 26  1    67   | 3    4   27   | 9     5    8    |
| 239 5    79   | 6    19  8    | 123   137  4    |
| 8   2349 479  | 127  5   1279 | 1236  1367 126  |
+---------------+---------------+-----------------+
| 5   6    89   | 1478 189 1479 | 14    2    3    |
| 4   89   3    | 18   2   169  | 7     169  5    |
| 1   7    2    | 5    3   469  | 46    8    69   |
+---------------+---------------+-----------------+
| 239 2389 189  | 1248 6   124  | 5     139  7    |
| 7   2348 1468 | 9    18  5    | 12368 136  126  |
| 269 289  5    | 128  7   3    | 1268  4    1269 |
+---------------+---------------+-----------------+

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keith



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After basics:
Code:
+-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+
| 26    1     67    | 3     4     27    | 9     5     8     |
| 239   5     79    | 6     19    8     | 123   137   4     |
| 8     2349  479   | 127   5     1279  | 1236  1367  126   |
+-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+
| 5     6     89    | 1478  189   1479  | 14    2     3     |
| 4    @89    3     |@18    2     169   | 7     169   5     |
| 1     7     2     | 5     3     469   | 46    8     69    |
+-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+
| 239  #2389 #189   |#1248  6     124   | 5     139   7     |
| 7     234-8 1468  | 9     18    5     | 12368 136   126   |
| 269   2-89  5     | 128   7     3     | 1268  4     1269  |
+-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+

Finned X-wing on 8.
SS on 9 in B4C8. R7C3<>9.
Code:
+-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+
| 26    1     67    | 3     4     27    | 9     5     8     |
| 239   5     79    | 6     19    8     | 123   137   4     |
| 8     2349  479   | 127   5     1279  | 1236  1367  126   |
+-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+
| 5     6     89    | 1478  189   1479  | 14    2     3     |
| 4     89    3     | 18    2     169   | 7     169   5     |
| 1     7     2     | 5     3     469   | 46    8     69    |
+-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+
| 239   2389  18    | 1248  6     124   | 5     139   7     |
| 7     234   1468  | 9     18    5     | 12368 136   126   |
| 269   29    5     | 128   7     3     | 1268  4     1269  |
+-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+

W-wing -18, link in B4. R7C4<>1.
XYZ 1-89.
XYZ -239.
W-wing -18, link in R4. R7C6, R8C3<>1.
X-wing. R9C8<>8.
Code:
+----------------+----------------+----------------+
| 26   1    67   | 3    4    27   | 9    5    8    |
| 239  5    79   | 6    19   8    | 123  137  4    |
| 8    34   479  | 127  5    1279 | 1236 1367 126  |
+----------------+----------------+----------------+
| 5    6    89   | 147  189  1479 | 14   2    3    |
| 4   @89   3    | 18   2    169  | 7   16-9  5    |
| 1    7    2    | 5    3    469  | 46   8    69   |
+----------------+----------------+----------------+
|#39   28   1    | 248  6    24   | 5   #39   7    |
| 7    34   468  | 9    18   5    | 1236 136  126  |
| 69  @29   5    | 12   7    3    | 8    4    169  |
+----------------+----------------+----------------+

SS on 9. R5C8 <>9.

I believe some of these steps are not needed.

Keith
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at the first four moves and none seemed to take things very far so I didn't actually play them and just decided to give up.
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