I just sailed through most of this without a pause, but now I'm broken down with multiple cells that contain 1s, 3s, and 5s that I don't see a pattern to. I didn't use greens until this point.
i am the same, samantha.
Difficulty score 31. No green.
SamantaJoy and Onpaki, when I got to the point you are at, I started looking for an alternating inference chain, and when I found 1, I finished the puzzle.
Why Expert?? Clickety-click done with one pause of 3 or 4 minutes. I've seen harder Easys.
done. no greens
Nice to have an expert, those mediums were getting hard.
Trivial game that ends in a BUG - and if you know how to solve that, it remains trivial
Done...with the help of my guardian angle. And. of course, the Malthausen Multiple Obfuscation Technique.
Haha, an expert for a change
only 18 left to go, ridiculously easy start
done, no greens. Somewhat easier than most of the recent mediums. Think we've been there before!
done, no greens
Done. No Greens.
rather easy for an expert. Did have to take one guess but no greens
done, no greens
Yes, very easy. Almost a click fest, the last 3 numbers were an easy visualization.
easy expert! yay!
Catching up after two years off-site: March 2009 is complete.
lol Krys10, you are much further than I! I am doing february 2008 now.
Hey Sprite! Keep plugging away; we'll get there!
I can't do most hard ones, especially the expert. Any lessons, rules or suggestions? Don't tell me to quit. I'm not a quitter. :-)
Joyce, I just had to keep practicing. You can Google some fo the "advanced techniques" that are mentioned here, and drwho has some helpful links on his site, http://sudoku.pauls-pc-repair.com/
Thank you Samantha. I LOVE this stuff.
clearly the easiest expert ever...
finished ... nice and easy
are you sure that wasn't an easy labelled as an expert?
Re: this BUG thing - I got to the point Mr Ooijer was talking about where one can use an advanced technique called Bivalue Universal Grave. The numbers I wound up having to eliminate (after having tried the other combos) made no sense at all, if my understanding of this principal is correct. Anyone else have this problem?
if the numbers don't make any sense, your understanding of the principle is probably not correct yet.