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## CHAT LOG for Monday, June 25, 2007

12:35 am
WHB

Done
12:40 am
himuran

done
6:27 am
smooth_pappa

go!
6:32 am
ypsigirl

done!
6:37 am
smooth_pappa

done
6:51 am
sprite

not hard at all
8:45 am
UnikeTheHunter

I did something by a new technique. I'm pretty sure it will work. It involves a line and a block sharing thee, each constituency having only one cell besides the shared three. Therefore the fourth cell must be the same.
8:48 am
drwho

That should work if the clues in the line and the block are identical.
8:55 am
UnikeTheHunter

...and between the two fourth cells, three of the possible four numbers were eliminated.
8:57 am
drwho

You are really doing virtual cross-hatching. But it sounds like a good way to spot see things.
9:01 am
drwho

Think about it, if you eliminate a possibility from one of the fourth cells it is confined to the 3 common cells which automatically eliminates it from the other 4th cell by virtual cross-hatching.
9:02 am
UnikeTheHunter

Yes.
9:04 am
drwho

B.T.W. thanks, I just saw and example of what you were talking about and it yielded 2 more digits.
9:05 am
UnikeTheHunter

Probably the same one that I found.
9:19 am
UnikeTheHunter

Found a rather complex unique rectangle, no greens. But brain being muddled, I'm saving a checkpoint in case I've made a mistake.
9:19 am
drwho

Probably, and it really broke things open with just a little more cross-hatching.
9:20 am
drwho

(The virtual cross-hatching trick, not the unique rectangle :-).
9:20 am
UnikeTheHunter

I'm not finding any more crosshatching. But brain muddled.
9:23 am
UnikeTheHunter

Oh, I'm going to have to take a rest. Brain getting worse.
9:26 am
drwho

Difficulty score 32. Cross-hatching and virtual cross-hatching are the only tricks you need.
9:31 am
drwho

UTH - your line/block pattern is a good one to look for. As I noted before, the clues in the line and block must be identical for your idea to work...
9:31 am
drwho

...but if they are not, then the clue in the line that is different from the clues in the block cannot go in the 3 common cells and must go in the 4th empty cell of the block.
9:32 am
drwho

So either way this pattern will probably be productive.
10:01 am
Krys10

could someone explain what is being called virtual crosshatching here?
10:10 am
UnikeTheHunter

Virtual crosshatching is where you don't know exactly where a number goes, but the few possibilities it has, any of those, gives enough information to determine the number in another block.
10:34 am
UnikeTheHunter

Done at last, no greens.
4:34 pm
Inge

ok, HERE is my problem. I have actally finished this grid, however one square has a red x on it and wont take the number it needs to complete the grid. What am I to do???
4:37 pm
Inge

Forget it, I lost the grid. Have to start over. But this grid doesn ot have a red x square. Tallyho!
5:17 pm
helenkeller

ugh -another medium, after yesteray's debacle, i almost hate to say : go
5:29 pm
helenkeller

done
5:29 pm
helenkeller

no greens
5:29 pm
helenkeller

a whole different ball of wax than yesterdays :)
6:30 pm
hurshy

that was ear, this is paraffin?
6:31 pm
hurshy

oh, another shark week
6:31 pm
hurshy

the 2007 WSOP must not be too far away...
6:31 pm
hurshy

and new monks start sometime in july!
6:32 pm
hurshy

the televisual drought is nigh its end
6:35 pm
Atalante

hey hurshy :)
6:37 pm
hurshy

hi
6:37 pm
hurshy

i'm watching one of your countrymen
6:37 pm
hurshy

a crazy one
6:37 pm
Atalante

which one?
6:37 pm
hurshy

mmm, i don't know his name
6:37 pm
hurshy

he's on discovery channel, "man vs. wild"
6:38 pm
Atalante

ooooo no idea
6:38 pm
hurshy

he goes to these horrid places to show people how to survive
6:39 pm
hurshy

last time i saw him in the desert, now he's in the everglades.
6:39 pm
Atalante

bear grylls?
6:39 pm
Atalante

ray mears?
6:39 pm
hurshy

no, not bear i think, didn't he die?
6:40 pm
hurshy

or maybe i'm thinking of some guy who got killed BY a bear
6:40 pm
Atalante

nope, bear's very much alive
6:40 pm
hurshy

i'll try to watch the credits.
6:41 pm
Atalante

:)
6:41 pm
hurshy

this guy is very cute.
6:41 pm
hurshy

speaking of which, there's a cute new deckhand for one of the boats...
6:42 pm
Atalante

coolness!
6:42 pm
Atalante

always nice to have cute deckhands around!
6:43 pm
hurshy

not that it does me any good. what are the odds he will ask me out? he probably won't even come into the office more than once more... if that.
6:43 pm
hurshy

he's dutch.
6:43 pm
Atalante

well go out and hang around the boats a bit then!
6:43 pm
hurshy

i can't, i gots to stay at work!
6:44 pm
Atalante

lunchtime? :P
6:44 pm
hurshy

yeah, and that wouldn't be too obvious or anything :P
6:45 pm
Atalante

no, not if you're getting out to learn about the boats and stuff!
6:45 pm
hurshy

they aren't all together though
6:45 pm
hurshy

in fact i think right now just that one is there
6:46 pm
Atalante

well then you just happened to pick the pretty one! wouldn't anyone? LOL
6:47 pm
hurshy

gross, he ate a tree frog and now he's having a turtle
6:47 pm
Atalante

ewww
6:47 pm
hurshy

before that it was ant larvae
6:47 pm
hurshy

why would ANYONE go to these places???
6:49 pm
Atalante

I know!
6:52 pm
Atalante

have you seen The Fiz on babble recently?
6:54 pm
hurshy

*thinks*
6:55 pm
hurshy

no, i don't think i have
6:55 pm
Atalante

nor me. wondering whether to still do her a babble card or not
6:56 pm
hurshy

oh bother, i haven't even got an IDEA for what kind of art to attempt for mine
6:56 pm
Atalante

poetry!
6:56 pm
hurshy

it's a rather small size for collages.
6:57 pm
Atalante

or collage - small collages, I've seen some *wonderful* collage cards
6:57 pm
hurshy

poetry would count?
6:57 pm
Atalante

anything counts really LOL
6:57 pm
Atalante

words, art, anything!
6:57 pm
hurshy

the trouble is i have weddings the next two weekends, and the weekend after that probably helping my new friend move.
6:58 pm
Atalante

lol I dont think there's a time limit! I'm just having a splurge now cos I've got a few days spare
6:58 pm
Atalante

and felt like doodling
6:58 pm
hurshy

coolness.
6:59 pm
Atalante

Vi has't done hers I know. most people haven't
6:59 pm
hurshy

vi did mine
6:59 pm
hurshy

it is nifty
6:59 pm
hurshy

well it is bear grylls on the show
7:00 pm
Atalante

you're the only one she's done though I think
7:00 pm
hurshy

wow, i feel so lucky
7:00 pm
Atalante

urf, husband home. better go off to bed. is late. and I need to nurse the cat a bit, she's poorly
7:01 pm
hurshy

oh no!!
7:01 pm
Atalante

tummy upset
7:01 pm
hurshy

tell sily to feel better. :(
7:01 pm
Atalante

I will :) she can come and cuddle up with me tonight as a treat
7:02 pm
Atalante

night!
7:02 pm
hurshy

night!
7:54 pm
jawilke

go
8:03 pm
jawilke

done
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