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 It's good to be the first to finish a Sudoku. |  |
 Oh fi! My neutron flow must be in reverse thrust! |  |
 Be back later to work puzzle |  |
 Didn't we see that little ant hill the other day?It's getting late & I have to write out my Christmas cards to send. So, Goodnight, all. |  |
 didn't time myself (got distracted by the little one too many times!) but it wasn't that bad |  |
 07:12 whoops!!!!!!with little help.started with 3sgot stuck at 5.allowed chec moves.mmmmmm then free flow.ok able to finish. |  |
 13:23 |  |
 nice shot of the pyramid. |  |
 what is ever body doing to day i so f**** bored to day there is not any thing to do |  |
 Anyone have tips on how to do these faster? Right now I'm basically putting each possible number in each square and eliminating from there. But that takes about 30 min! |  |
 Dan: Don't despair. If you want to do it really fast, just turn off the button that says 'allow incorrect moves'. Then use trial and error; if you make a mistake the box will blink. Of course, this is not logical deduction. Your way is the legitimate way; don't worry about the long times. |  |
 pretty easy today, basic eliminations for the most part. |  |
 Dan, I think it's better and easier to do it this way. Instead of going box by box and putting in all the numbers in one box at a time, go number by number and put that number in all the boxes it can go in. This way, you can fill in somethings and make some eliminations as you go. |  |
 Where has jb from f disapeared to??? |  |
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 I basically do the same thing.....but with time, you will be able to do it faster |  |
 Dan listen to Howard |  |
 24:28 |  |
 I started off great, then got stuck! I ended up finally guessing incorrectly which I used to my advantage. Dan, I go from 1 to 9 and it still took me 24:19 since I got stuck. |  |
 27:51 |  |
 Yvette, am I jb ? If so, I'm rather busy just at the moment... Fortunately splendid solvers now offer their solutions here, which delights me most. Despite all this, here are cryptic hints for the nostalgics... |  |
 1) easy to 26 filled.2) Looking at 9 in Bb8, at 1 in Bb8, at 7 in Be5, at 37 in i4i8, at 59 in f2f3, eliminate some possibles, then easy to 39 filled.3) Looking at 25 in h8h9, at 15 in a7a8, eliminate some possibles, then easy to 54 filled.4) Looking at c5, eliminate b9=4 (beware, heptagon). Then easy to unique solution. And full details in sandbox... |  |
 difficult,several times used guesses! |  |
 Sorry gb missed you today love reading but not understanding your comments. One day i will i promise |  |
 Starting at 28 filled: c1=3 c8=6 d2=3 d3=6 e1=7 e2=1 f1=8pair 25 in col.e e6=6 e8=9pair 59 in col.f f7=4remove 1 in Bb2, 4 in Bh2triple 347 in Bh8remove 2 in col.hchain 257/57/27 in row 5whathever you choose in b1 (5 or 6) leads to i1=4pair 37 in col.iremove 2 in col.g, 8 in col.h |  |
 pair 25 in Bh8 i7=8 d9=8 pair 25 in row 9pair 15 in col.a and easy to 55 filledIn Bb8, Bb5 the chain 49/49/41/19 leads to b9=9easy to the end |  |
 Sorry Gb, I didn't know you were there (busy with my thinking and writing, didn't refresh the screen).I had to do your job yesterday! |  |
 Valy, now I rely on you and other brilliant solvers to keep up the good work here because I may be less present for a while... |  |
 12:38 |  |
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 Dan from Texas- I start by doing all the numbers in the boxes where the numbers meet at right angles i.e. if there is a 1 in a1 and i9 I fill in all the places where a 1 can go in boxes Bb8 and Bh2. Then I do the same with the 2s and so on. This leads to a lot of eliminations and possibilities More... |  |
 Woops! It put both my names in- forget that! After the first stage I pick a good looking box or row or column or group of three boxes- i.e. the boxes across the top- and work on those. It helps reduce the elimination work- and it's more fun! |  |
 17:56 Easy peasy!!I suspect the pic may be of something in Egypt! |  |
 Finally! All logic but slow. And all our snow melted today! Bad timing for Christmas. |  |
 I got 06:31 |  |
 Question....Do you reach a point when 'deductive reasoning' goes no further, and 'guessing' becomes the only way ???? |  |
 Not guessing, but following two mutually-exclusive possibilities to the point where they both lead to the same elimination....a very sophisticated form of trial and error. The problem is to spot the pathways.....not easy (for me) |  |
 Sorry, got the address the wrong way around - I was writing Jack, not Jack writing me! |  |
 31 filled and monumentally stuck! |  |
 I was afraid you were going to say that...Almost like solving problem by arriving at answer so that question becomes obvious.... -:)(Thanks for response Christina |  |

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