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## CHAT LOG for Monday, December 11, 2006

12:44 am
Zoor

finito
4:51 am
jwjjjcjh

done
6:37 am
peternl

hi all
9:42 am
torgone

Medium . . . .great . .
9:43 am
hurshy

hello my love, how are you today
9:46 am
hurshy

hmm, quiet. well i got to get back to helping kid with chem, *kiss kiss*
9:55 am
Squeezer

this is my first game, anyone want to help please
9:56 am
yul

oooh :)
10:01 am
yul

did you ever played sudoku, Squeezer?
10:02 am
Squeezer

no
10:03 am
h

go to jigawdoku.com and try the easy ones first. this one is too hard to use as a first-try (or to help explain), imho.
10:03 am
h

jigsawdoku (forgot -s-)
10:05 am
torgone

Hello, Love!
XXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOO
10:06 am
yul

yes. You have to know how it all works principally
10:06 am
Squeezer

thx
10:06 am
hurshy

xxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooooooo
10:10 am
h

i had to use a hidden pair to get my first fillin... explaining a hidden pair to a newb seems like overkill.
10:10 am
hurshy

you could have filled in R6C8 easily though
10:11 am
yul

yes
10:11 am
torgone

???
10:11 am
hurshy

and from there a couple others follow
10:11 am
hurshy

what did you do first, h? r9c1?
10:12 am
h

oddly i didnt see that until just a sec ago (im still futzing) but thanx. (i started with r89,c7 which gave me r9c5)
10:13 am
hurshy

ahhh
10:18 am
torgone

????????????????
10:19 am
h

torgone - do you have a question i can answer? r9c5 stands for Row 9 Column 5...
10:20 am
h

numbering starts from top-left as 1,1
10:25 am
torgone

Okay .. but I assume you have more than 3 other spaces filled to be able to know what r9,c1 is??
10:26 am
hurshy

well, 3 or 4, i guess, yeah - stupid question on my part before
10:27 am
h

no - by knowing r8c7 and r9c7 then it forces an answer in r8 which then forces r9c5
10:28 am
h

i dont claim to catch all the easy ones first - it is just whatever my brain sees. this ones is a hard medium for me - im still working...
10:29 am
hurshy

i second that
10:29 am
redshoes

big third. oy.
10:29 am
torgone

Mediums are the worst . .
10:31 am
h

yeah - i usually find that they fall-apart if i look at the string-of-answers in one particular way, which is not conducive to just simple scanning...
10:31 am
h

if i knew the answers ahead of time - itd be trivial... :)
10:32 am
redshoes

=)
10:32 am
hurshy

i'm up to 10 now
10:33 am
h

im still at 10 also... oh oh?
10:33 am
hurshy

nah, we'll get it
10:33 am
torgone

I haven't studied any of the advanced techniques, so I don't get how the pairs @ r8&9,c7 help ...
10:33 am
hurshy

10:33 am
redshoes

ahhhhh. findally got it
10:33 am
redshoes

yay!
10:34 am
redshoes

sorry I missed a supposedly easy hard one yesterday
10:34 am
hurshy

*has fond memories of yesterday's puzzle*
10:34 am
redshoes

hehehehehe
10:35 am
h

bummers - ditto on fond memories...
10:36 am
redshoes

ok, back to actual work. *sigh*
10:36 am
hurshy

silly redshoes
10:36 am
redshoes

10:37 am
hurshy

well, you see, work is not as interesting as sudoku. ergo, you are silly.
10:38 am
redshoes

I didn't mean *acutally* tell me about it you silly kitty!
10:39 am
h

lol
10:39 am
hurshy

you didn't? ohhhhhh
10:39 am
redshoes

heh
10:43 am
hurshy

warning: do not "drink" peanuts from the jar. possible choking hazard.
10:44 am
torgone

Good to know . .
10:45 am
hurshy

i am a veritable font of useful information
10:45 am
h

torgone i realized that id not answered your earlier question - im still at 10 total, but did you get the r9c5 answer?
10:46 am
hurshy

10:46 am
h

oh nevermind...
10:46 am
hurshy

i also know that... it takes a lot of little nuts to make a jar of peanut butter, cuz one peanut in a jar doesn't really go too far
10:47 am
hurshy

i wish this grid would stop being so coy.
10:47 am
torgone

I didn't get either of those, but I did get r9,c6 . . .
10:48 am
hurshy

REALLY.
10:48 am
hurshy

that is interesting.
10:48 am
hurshy

oh of course!
10:48 am
hurshy

yay
10:48 am
h

hmm - i didnt... :::goes to looking:::
10:49 am
hurshy

by gum, tor, you've cracked the case!
10:49 am
h

wahh - it still has two possibles for me... :(
10:50 am
hurshy

nah, think about the overall sitch for the 8's on the bottom third and you'll see
10:50 am
h

DOH!!!! yay!
10:52 am
hurshy

*thumps tor on the back* well done old chap!
10:52 am
hurshy

excellent spot.
10:52 am
hurshy

fine day's work.
10:53 am
h

at 13, but in process, and helps on the tor-thumping... are you (tor) getting it ok?
10:53 am
hurshy

i'm finished now.
10:53 am
torgone

Thankxs!
10:53 am
torgone

I'm stuck again though . . .
10:54 am
hurshy

email me your grid and i'll help ya
10:54 am
redshoes

fyi: the Washington Post & USA Today Sudoku's are way easier than these. bah.
10:54 am
hurshy

(print screen, paste into paint, save as jpeg, attach and send)
10:54 am
redshoes

I left, did the WP one, finished and came back to tell y'all. =D
10:54 am
torgone

Hang on . . .
10:55 am
hurshy

well i've got this one all set, and am happy to dispense Super Duper Coded Hurshy Clues as desired.
10:55 am
h

stops... tor - the bottom-right block has left... stops aince hurshy will help better...
10:56 am
hurshy

but y'all seem like the stubborn sort :)
10:58 am
redshoes

you're a... type.
10:58 am
redshoes

shoot... I meant "sort." gah.
10:58 am
hurshy

i'm a sort? what sort?
10:59 am
redshoes

well, that's for me to know and you to find out.
10:59 am
redshoes

;^)
11:00 am
torgone

Just slow . . . . and stubborn . .
11:00 am
redshoes

how's THAT for coy?
11:00 am
hurshy

and how am i to set about the finding out process?
11:01 am
redshoes

my stupid computer is slow and stubborn
11:01 am
redshoes

my stupid computer is slow and stubborn
11:01 am
redshoes

see?
11:01 am
hurshy

site glitching :(
11:02 am
redshoes

you must begin on a journey. Throughout that journey, you will find yourself. It will all be sorted out.
11:02 am
redshoes

heh
11:03 am
redshoes

ooooh... maybe the Sorting Hat will help.
11:03 am
hurshy

oh i'm a ravenclaw
11:06 am
hurshy

tor, what's going on? are you sending, or trying to figure it yourself?
11:07 am
torgone

I did send it, but I'm still making a little progress too . .
11:08 am
h

oy - finally done! thanx folks! happy to try and help - it was not trivial (i had not filled in all greens yet) even with that tor-start... :)
11:08 am
hurshy

ah, lol, i can't see the bottom
11:09 am
hurshy

i didn't use greens :) :) :)
11:09 am
hurshy

the bottom of your pic hath got cut off
11:09 am
torgone

crud . . .
11:09 am
hurshy

however, your row six has a naked triple.
11:09 am
h

wow - once i have more than 1 or 2 hidden pairs in mind - i ususally just resort to greens...
11:10 am
hurshy

it depends on the day, whether i am feeling stubborn or impatient. i do feel prouder if i do without greens.
11:11 am
hurshy

my mom began sudokuing long before i did but i had to taunt her into trying to do them without marking :)
11:13 am
torgone

I try not to resort to the greenies till I get stuck . . .
11:13 am
hurshy

tor, i gotta go to lunch :( i'll see you later
11:13 am
h

ill be curious to see dr.who analysis...
11:14 am
torgone

Laters, hursh . .Looks like I may get this one after all . .
11:14 am
hurshy

yay for you!!!
11:14 am
h

tor - im willing to help if needed - but im guessing it wont be needed. go tor! :)
11:15 am
torgone

Falling into place now . .
11:16 am
h

congrats! and thanx again for that clue earlier... :)
11:17 am
torgone

You're welcome, and . . . Huzzah! Done . .
11:17 am
h

huzzah!
11:19 am
torgone

Thanks h!
11:19 am
h

ur belcome... :)
12:35 pm
hurshy

hooray for everyone
12:46 pm
bzikofski

umm how to start it ?
1:46 pm
shoupart

damn, this is hard
1:48 pm
mamabear

hi sudokuites
1:48 pm
shoupart

hello
1:48 pm
Twin C

good afternoon mamabear
1:49 pm
mamabear

hi shoupart .... Twin C.... how goes it?
1:49 pm
shoupart

pretty well except for this puzzle
1:49 pm
Twin C

i'm trying to finally make it to elite
1:50 pm
mamabear

how many you have to go, Twin?
1:50 pm
Twin C

two
1:50 pm
Twin C

march 11 and 12
1:51 pm
mamabear

hmmm... this one does appear to be a bit tricky.....
1:53 pm
Twin C

if you're not opposed to greens, once you green it it's a cinch
2:00 pm
mamabear

you're right! Done!
2:10 pm
Twin C

march 12 is nasty
2:13 pm
torgone

If I got it, you can certainly . .
2:13 pm
Twin C

just found something big
2:13 pm
Twin C

almost done
2:16 pm
Twin C

and now, march 11 - easy
2:16 pm
Twin C

and then, weeks of slacking at work will finally come to fruition
2:17 pm
torgone

It's good to have goals . .
2:59 pm
Twin C

march 11 is NOT easy.
3:19 pm
Twin C

hooray!
3:19 pm
Twin C

all puzzles done!
3:19 pm
Twin C

i'm elite at last!
3:20 pm
Twin C

CUE THEME MUSIC!!!!
3:20 pm
Twin C

Risin up
back on the street
did my time took my chances
went the distance now I'm back on my feet
3:21 pm
Twin C

just a man and his will to survive
so many times
it happens too fast
3:21 pm
Twin C

(please sing along when we get to the chorus)
3:21 pm
Twin C

don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
you must fight just to keep them alive
3:22 pm
Twin C

It's the eye of the tiger
its the cream of the fight
risin up to the challenge of our rivals
and the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
and he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger
3:22 pm
Twin C

Have a good day, all. Hope that made you laugh.
3:53 pm
hrhswing

congrats dude
3:57 pm
1MoreGame

contgrats Twin C
4:31 pm
torgone

Cream of the fight??
4:31 pm
hrhswing

ewwww
6:25 pm
eyeman

Hey there Brie. Finish today's yet?
6:26 pm
eyeman

3 more to do. trying 7/31 again
6:36 pm
Bri413

hey dr a
6:36 pm
Bri413

yeah i got todays with a guess
6:36 pm
eyeman

Happy Monday. Congrats
6:36 pm
Bri413

i'm working on 5-1
6:37 pm
eyeman

half-way thru?
6:37 pm
Bri413

yeah, it's an easy lol
6:38 pm
eyeman

atta girl
6:38 pm
chebuctonian

hi all
6:38 pm
eyeman

hi chebuc
6:46 pm
chebuctonian

hmm... this one tripped me up!
6:47 pm
Bri413

it's pretty hard...i had to guess
6:48 pm
Zugzug7

much harder than yesterday's Hard. I already had to start over again.
6:48 pm
eyeman

me too. Yikes, almost got 7/31, but wrong guess. have to go back to the checkpoint. Rats.
6:48 pm
Bri413

aww, good luck!
6:49 pm
bobobob

ty
6:52 pm
bobobob

Hello every buddy (word game)
6:55 pm
Zugzug7

done
7:01 pm
chebuctonian

on to yesterday's!
7:05 pm
brittlefish.com

in
7:21 pm
eyeman

think I got 7/31 finally. maybe 5 pts.
7:29 pm
brittlefish.com

done
8:06 pm
helenkeller

go
8:20 pm
spellacked

that was a pain for a Medium
9:05 pm
helenkeller

done
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