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Submitted by: Gath

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Hi Everyone,

I've just added a new feature: Now members can record their solving times and view them all later. When you solve a puzzle you will be asked if you want to save the time. To view the times, click on the 'Members' link in the main menu.


Gath
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Reminds me of my little one.. Hi everyone!
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15:09 I found this one VERY tough Maen
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Beautiful! They do get better at it!
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Had to guess shamelessly! I suppose if I hadn't screwed up the possibilities, it would have been a bit easier.
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Have a good one, puzzlers!
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30:23 after setup. Picture reminds me of some old ones I should submit.
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Brings back memories. The container is sometimes more interesting than what was in it.
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Good mAen to all!! Was a toughie, and I didn't play with sticky fingers!!
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A difficult but interesting proof:

1) Start 23, Unique Possibilities to (UP) 25.
2) Locked 4s at gi1 forbid def1=4. UP 42.
3) Naked pair 17 at ef7 forbids e9=17, f9=17, a7=17, c7=1. UP 43.
4) Naked pair 23 at a26 forbids a3=23, a5=23.
5) If f6=2, then the chain f9=2 == f9=8 -- More...
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Gath - thanks for the new feature,(all of them) Your site's the best Love it!!! PJ
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my 17 month old is still doing that!

Good mAen, all!
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An alternative proof - less interesting perhaps:
1) Start at 23 filled - the given puzzle. Unique Possibilities to 25 filled. (UP 25).
2) Locked 4's at gi1 forbids def1=4. UP 42.
3a) Pair 23 at a26 forbids a35=23, a1=3.
3b) c1=2 == a2=2 -- a6=2 == a6=3 -- g6=3 == g6=8 -- g3=8 == i3=8 More...
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Hi Everyone,

Seems to be a bug that stops the puzzle working in Firefox. I'll fix it asap.


Gath
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Clark 5)
f9=2 == f9=8 -- f5=8 == i5=8 -- h6=8 == h6=3 -- a6=3 == a6=2 forbids f6=2
Clark 7)
e6=2 a6=2
0000 a2=2 a2=3
0000 0000 b3=3 b3=1
0000 0000 0000 a3=1 a3=5
d3=2 0000 0000 d3=1 d3=5 d3=7
e2=2 0000 e2=3 0000 0000 e2=7 e2=4
f2=2 0000 f2=3 0000 0000 f2=7 More...
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Hi Clark - I hope you do not mind - I rewrote some of your steps into matrix or forbidding chain notations. Very nice proof you gave today!
I count max depth 8, so very similar to mine in many places. I think step 10 is especially clever.
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Sorry some bad typo's in my step 3c):
3c)
f1=1 f1=3
0000 h1=3 h1=2
0000 0000 c1=2 a2=2
0000 0000 0000 a6=2 e6=2 f6=2
0000 0000 0000 0000 e9=2 f9=2
0000 0000 0000 0000 e23=2 f2=2 d3=2
d1=5 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 d3=5
forbids d1=1


My step 3c), for those who More...
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Hi Everyone,

Hopefully that has fixed it.


Gath
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An interesting color elimination in today's puzzle at 42 filled:
c1=2 == a2=2 -- a6=2 =={Xwing on 2's at ef69} forbids f1=2.
Using colors:
c1=blue
a2=green
e6,f9=greenish yellow
f6,e9=greenish red
forbids f1=2 as intersection of blue and all green subsets.

Also, as a More...
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Timer stuck again today. Said only 4:38. I know it took me much longer than that. Seemed especially tough today.
I have pictures like this of my kids! I even have one where he fell asleep in the mess, still hanging onto the corn on the cob!
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A different proof:

1) Start 23, Unique Possibilities to (UP) 25.
2) Locked 4s at gi1 forbid def1=4. UP 42.
3) Naked pair 17 at ef7 forbids e9=17, f9=17, a7=17, c7=1. UP 43.
4) Naked pair 23 at a26 forbids a3=23, a5=23.
5) The forcing matrix:
h2=2
a2=2 a2=3
h1=2 0000 More...
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think something wrong with the timer cos it said 6.34
anyway have a great day/night one and all
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it's about time i finished
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Had to guess maybe 4-5 times instead of my usual 1-2...

Cute picture.
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20:40 with only 2 guesses, went fairly smoothly most of the way
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gee!er,guessed no doubt..and not ashamed of it..but still took good halfanhour..feel a bit ashamed of that!!!!!!!!!and the pic is simply adorable..
cheers
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Got there eventually!
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GATH A while back I compared the webpage timer to my stopwatch.

Always slow, and very influenced by the system load. When there is a lot of background garbage it is worse (even if it garbage under the rug possibly left by adware attempts etc.) Therefore the same PC could be within 2 More...
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18:42 including setup...I think that's my best on tough! Beautiful blondie!
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Over an hour to solve.
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Aug. 24, 2007.
24/Aug/07 10:19 PM
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SE=8.2
05/Sep/10 9:19 PM
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another possibility:
1.SST to UP=43 (note AUR(28)ef69 => (8)g6=(2)a6)
2.kraken row(2)dei3 => ab3a2<>(123)
(2-5)d3=a3
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(2)e3-XW(2)ef69=a6
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(2-8)i3=i5-g6=(2)a6
3.(7=1)f7-f1=(7-2)c 1=c4-a6=ef6-(2=7)d5-XW(7)=f7
4.FSF(7)egi248 => h5<>7
5.FXW(2)di35 => h5<>2 STE.
12/Dec/10 3:47 PM
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19:40.
07/Nov/19 11:05 PM
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