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Monster puzzle of 19 August

 
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Charlie



Joined: 25 Dec 2005
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Location: Holyoke, MA

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:43 am    Post subject: Monster puzzle of 19 August Reply with quote

I have really hit a snag with this puzzle. Anybody out there who has a clue and would like to share it? I'll try to type a "picture" of where I am -- sure wish I could paste a word document in here.

- a b - - - - - - - - 6
- c - - - 2 - b - - 3 a
- - - - 3 6 7 a 4 - b c

7 5 - - - - 6 4 3 2 - 9
- 6 3 2 7 - - - b 4 5 8
4 b - - - 3 - - - 6 c 7

1 9 7 - - - b - - - 4 3
6 4 - b - 7 3 9 5 c - -
- - 5 - 8 - - - - - 7 b

b 1 - 5 - 9 c 2 7 3 - 4
a 7 - - 5 - 8 3 - - 6 -
- - - - - - - 7 - - 9 5

I admit... I'm puzzled.

Charlie
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Steve R



Joined: 24 Oct 2005
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Location: Birmingham, England

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:28 am    Post subject: Monster puzzle of 19 August Reply with quote

Hi, Charlie!

Only two cells in row 8 can take an 8: they lie in columns3 and 11. Precisely the same applies to row 10. This eliminates the 8s from column 3 of box 4.

As a result, the 8 belonging to that box occupies column 4 and the 8 in box 7.

Good hunting

Steve
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Charlie



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:44 am    Post subject: Crazy Eights! Reply with quote

Thanks, Steve!

Sometimes I just look at these puzzles too long. I probably looked at those 8s a dozen times... a dozen times while my mind slept! Thanks again.

Charlie
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