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# Tough Sudoku for 23/September/2011

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 Ahhh - how wonderful to see Schultz. I bet Kate misses him a lot. 23/Sep/11 12:21 AM site puzzle is TT 8.9. SE @ 4 dynamic krakens, 1 kraken, 28 chains & BUG. I had to use 2 krakens, checking to reduce to 1. 23/Sep/11 12:53 AM SSTS// SS(6), -6c5key to today's TT is: (15=9)i47-(89=1)f78-d9=d3. call this X1. SS(1)d39.fg8=i8-X # -1g32. K Column(1)a469 # -7d3(1)a9-d9=d3||(1-2)a6=(2-6)b5=b4-(6=7)d4||(1)a4-gi4=i6-X3. K Row(1)fgi8 # -1f1, -3d3, SSTE(1)f8-d9=d3||(1-2)g8=SS(2)g25.b5a6-(2=3)a2-abc1=f1||(1)i8-Xthe result is SE=7.1 23/Sep/11 2:13 AM possible SSTE after ice breaker krakens is:// WW(48)ch5ah9, -8a46// MW(84)bfg7e8, -4b8// SS(9), -9i7// (2=1)a6-(1=9)i6-ef6=(9-6)f5=b5 # -2b5, UP81 23/Sep/11 2:33 AM JBT 8.3 intermediate, thin ice:000003004070020000830100020000534000001008009008000205485000902600000000000010800 23/Sep/11 4:38 AM June 6, 2011 revisited (w/o krakens).JBT 9.0 advanced level1. SSTS to UP29// FSF(2)dfh348, -2f2df12. (3)b7=(345')b268-(5)g2=(5-8)g1=XW(8)fg79-(8=39)ab7 # -8b7, -3a93. (3)e9=e13-(346)f156=SF(7)adf689 # -7e94. (9=1)h3-SS(1)dh7.f2d3=g7-(169=8)g569-XW(8)af79=(39)ab7 # -9gh7, More... 23/Sep/11 8:45 AM A few guesses got me through in 14:02 23/Sep/11 12:04 PM JBT 8.3 UK Solver: 3 solution ?! 23/Sep/11 11:35 PM path for JBT 8.3 (valid puzzle according to SE sotir)1. aur(37)ci12::(6)i1=*(7)a1-(37)a45=XW(5)ab59-(5=8)e9-(8=457)egh2-(37=6)i12 # +6i12. (7=458)egh2-e9=h9-h6=(8-1)i6=(1-7)g6=g2 # +7g2, UP81 24/Sep/11 12:01 AM Site Puzzle: (kraken free)1) start ssts; FSF(6)de249,c2,b4 => b3,c5<>62) SkyScraper(1)fh1,fg8 = i8 - (15=9)i47 - (9=18)f78 => f1<>1; some ssts3) Some sort of simple Wing: (1)d3 = (1-6)f3 = (6)f5 - (6=7)d4 => d3<>7, some ssts; WWing (48)c5,a9,(4)h59 => More... 24/Sep/11 1:51 PM Please forgive me, my step 2 is complete garbage. 24/Sep/11 2:07 PM Steve, must be missing something, but I don't see how SS(1)fh1.fg8 -- (1)f1 (indeed, I don't see anything weak with that SS except (1)g3.h9) ?? for your step 2. The elimination is invalid. After -1f1, of course krakens not needed, result after my step 3 is SE=7.1. BTW, good to have you back on site. 24/Sep/11 2:22 PM - excuse, posted before I read your disclaimer Steve. 24/Sep/11 2:23 PM Can probably interpose a sdq into kobolds solution to the 8.9,:1) SSTS; FSFs(6)de168,b4,c2 => c5,b3<>6 2) (1)a9 - d9 = (1)d3||(1-2)a6 = (2-6)b5 = b4 - (6=7)d4||(1)a4 - (1=5)i4 - (5)i7 = ALSxMXW rc(9)[(1)c7a9,i7 = (18)d89] - (1)d9 = (1)d3 => More... 25/Sep/11 1:29 AM