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Difficulty: Medium Thursday, December 28, 2006

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CHAT LOG for Thursday, December 28, 2006

12:36 am
WHB

Done
3:30 am
aki2403

anyone else awake and working on this one?
3:36 am
aki2403

just me then :(
3:43 am
jwjjjcjh

done
3:57 am
AFShortie

done
5:39 am
Linda

done - once the greens are in it flows ok
7:28 am
eyeman

Yeah, did it with one lucky green guess.
7:44 am
brittlefish.com

go
8:05 am
brittlefish.com

done. sheesh.
9:59 am
h

no greens no guesses but slow going until i saw the first move, then it was fairly consistent - ie same moves repeated...
10:04 am
dorens

h -- I am not terribly proficient at this. Can you explain what first move means?
10:04 am
bauski

go
10:05 am
bunnyvicious

Dorens, I doubt h is still here. I think he/she just meant after they found the first placement, it flowed from there. This on is pretty difficult so far, at least for me.
10:05 am
h

for me - it meant finding the first square to fill in (and the method used to fill it in) the methods are explained somewhere else (i always forget the website name).
10:05 am
dorens

thanks bunny... i'll keep muddling around
10:06 am
yul

simple sudoku the name
10:06 am
dorens

ah- I have filled in several...a bit slow going, but I think I will finish. I just know there must be a quicker way, and I will get there one of these days. Thanks. Thanks yul
10:07 am
h

some are quick, this is slow (at first) - so i wouldnt worry about it - good job! :)
10:31 am
denny

hmm was going really well but now appear to have stalled
10:35 am
bunnyvicious

I'm stuck on an EASY in the archives...
10:36 am
dorens

well, ii thought i had this one and i didn't so i'm back to start!
10:36 am
dorens

i should stick to babble...but needed something different today
10:37 am
bunnyvicious

Only thirty something words on the grid today.
10:37 am
dorens

i know... it was like a cosmic joke after the 379 or whatever the other day
10:38 am
denny

'twas nice and gentle - a few stinkers in there but didn't take long - this is a pain tho'! thought i had a kick start again but stalled once more!
10:39 am
bunnyvicious

I had to guess on Sudoku today. I was in and out of babble quick, wasn't really in the chatting mood I guess.
10:41 am
dorens

i am determined to get this ... an excuse not to do my housework I guess... so far i have only done easies
10:41 am
bunnyvicious

Finally done, no more archiving today, must get house clean.
10:42 am
dorens

have fun
10:42 am
bunnyvicious

Lol, think we are on the same page.
You know how to mark with the greens and reds right?
10:42 am
denny

well done bunny
10:42 am
dorens

yes--- was hoping not to have to this time until i had the puzzle half filled!
10:43 am
bunnyvicious

OK, wellll, good luck with it! See ya in babble tomorrow (bet it's 500+ to compensate for today). Bye
10:44 am
dorens

haha see you tomorrow
11:03 am
denny

whew a couple of lucky guesses and i've finished!!
1:43 pm
dorens

welll it may have taken me forever, several start overs and many breaks. but I did it... without any guesses in the last go-round, which is the one that worked!
4:42 pm
gman

I JUST SIGNED UP. CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF GUESSES ARE EVER 'REQUIRED'??
4:43 pm
torgone

Don't use the "g" word when hurshy's around . . .
4:44 pm
torgone

Althought is has not been definively proven, supposedly one should never have to guess ..
4:45 pm
gman

Torgone, thanx for the quick response. gman
4:49 pm
torgone

Lots of people do guess when they get stuck, though. It's pretty much up to you and how you want to play..
5:19 pm
helenkeller

go
5:25 pm
torgone

STOP!
5:25 pm
helenkeller

:)
5:26 pm
btwrt

lol torgone :D
5:26 pm
torgone

Ok, you can go now . .
5:27 pm
helenkeller

tx - i needed that break!
5:27 pm
artlady

guessing can work...but it's more fun without
5:30 pm
helenkeller

done
5:31 pm
helenkeller

gotta run - bye
5:54 pm
Hyde

toby dun bad
5:57 pm
Hyde

WTF DONT TAKE MAH CORN BREAD
6:32 pm
Hyde

watermelon?
6:50 pm
btwrt

mmm, watermelon bunnies :D
7:35 pm
grama

Excuse me. Please stop with that type of talk.
8:20 pm
Hyde

YEAH, LANGUAGE
11:10 pm
mab

NO RACIAL OR ETHNIC SLURS, YOU IDIOTS - DON'T YOU GET IT?
11:21 pm
System

i think maybe they're gone. that was hours ago.
11:21 pm
System

(conversation back to the puzzle)
11:55 pm
grigs

OK, so new topic - does coloring count as guessing? IMHO, it does, but am open to other thoughts.
11:57 pm
mab

you mean filling in green subscript? why would that be guessing?
11:57 pm
Dismas

i DONT THINK SO . . IS JUST MAKING NOTES, AS IT IS ABOUT IMPOSSIBLE, ON THE HARD ONES, TO KEEP TRACK OF WHAT CAN GO WHERE IN YER HEAD
11:57 pm
Dismas


ah crap . . sorry for caps
11:58 pm
Dismas


11:58 pm
TeaNCrackers

I'm with hubby, here. using greens or reds is NOT guessing, it is using the tools provided to you in order to solve the puzzle.
11:58 pm
grigs

no, acctual "coloring" like you can do in other sudoku programs, assigning one color to each yes/no state.
11:58 pm
grigs

marking numbers isn't coloring.
11:58 pm
Dismas

and in fact, what you may think is a guess may not be, as you sometimes need to run a 7 or 8 number force chain to see where it goes, on the expert ones
11:58 pm
TeaNCrackers

okie dokie - I misunderstood you
11:59 pm
mab

i think what people usually mean when they say 'guessing' is applying forcing chaings.
11:59 pm
TeaNCrackers

way to wake everyone up!
11:59 pm
grigs

*heh* my specialty
11:59 pm
Dismas


gettin antsy for the new puzzle . . needed to limber up the fingers or somethin
11:59 pm
TeaNCrackers

and get that vitriol off the screen!