To me, it was a hard hard haaaard exert... had to guess too many times
it was head hurting hard
i had to guess twice
Dude, it wasn't THAT hard... two words: Candi Dates
what does that mean Candi dates?
The little green thingies.
i could not solve this one without guessing
Did you not use candidates?
i do not know what you mean by that
this one did not require any guessing - altho a paper-print allowed me to write IF-xxx, then-YYY sequences until it broke-open for me...
If you use Shift while clicking on a number. It marks it as a candidate. You should read up on that. It's very helpful.
igot stuck at one point when there were only candidate pairs left and i could not find any chain of "IF xxx then etc". so I guessed. wrong. :-)
the first chain i ran had about 8 boxes before i hit a conflict. then i had a second-chain of about 4 boxes (which is much more typical)
i had never read about the red/green stuff until just now - does that work for the freebie-players too?
i think so, yes,
back to work :-)
coolness - thx - i like the paper-print cuz i can draw diagonals or horizontals to split the number-pairs and keep the IF-chains consistent tho... maybe id mark one-red and one-green to act similarly... :)
done - not sure why it was rated as expert. found it easier than some of the easy ones
Is anyone awake at this hour?
easy one 11:19@germany ;-)
Finished bar guessing. This puzzle was not as easy as people claim nor as migraine inducing as others claim. It's a low tier expert puzzle.
it's not that easy as Linda says. it is an expert puzzle
it's impossible to be solved without guessing
i just made a guess in the lower left section
another guess in the same section
you shouldn't have to guess twice in the lower left section, one of the pairs is in a unique rectangle set
i have no idea about rectangle sets. i haven't found a single sudoku tutorial explaining the methods in the human way :)
Yeah, it's a bit complicated but I finally got my head around it with this page: http://www.scanraid.com/AdvanStrategies.htm#U
thanks Kukana, i will have some reading now :) i just finished the puzzle with over 5 wild guesses :)
good guesses, then :)
2 guesses for me, one right and one wrong. But it all ends well. 5 points, please.
Kukana - the methods are too complicated. i get lost at the triple stuff. i prefer to use my methods.
whoa... expert! hello, all :)
hmmmm that was interesting, very easy no guessing and I don't do that advanced stuff, so how the heck did I manage it without any hiccoughs??
Probably because it's only 2 XY-wings and a brute force, and they come late in the game.
Not a bad start... the 6's, 9's, 4's all fall into place. Must get ugly later...
I Can't believe I gotta start over because of a duplication! Stupid me!
done 1st ex guessed 2 lol
starting a small marking session...
found a conflict...
i need another one
i wish Moozey would remembered moozey's moves, so i could ask
finally finished, after 3 forsing
i meant forcing chaings
there should be a programm which records the steps of puzzle solving.
Nailed that puppy!
Rank me, baby!
No green or red
Cue theme music
it's a miracle! lots of green but no guessing.
2 guesses. but i'll take it. woohoo
Help please! I've got all greens. How do I eliminate?
franebrown: Try this website: http://www.scanraid.com/BasicStrategies.htm .. It helped me out tons when I started playing. :)
Thanx sooo much. Will do. Luv your froggie nilole!
You're welcome! And thanks! It's a Google talk icon.
i give up today..............
don't give up
fihished.....but had to make a few guesses on this one to get it. :)
it's so unfair when an expert level starts out easy
*flips through thousand page sudoku manual looking for section, subsection, regulation specifying no false hope to be granted in expert sudoku puzzles*
that's wierd i just found this quite easy yet i have struggled the last few easies. I think my brain is backwards
Stuck at a point where I think guessing is necessary...confirm/deny?
I guess goot. Done.
tricky - two unique rectangles and two guesses
not too many greenies
limer sez "rank me baby: (like i care)
not too bad -- it required a red-track, but everything fell out once my tracks found a contradiction.
took half an hour, but done!
i think Dr God played a joke on me today and sent me a different puzzle to you, guys :)