Go get 'm Hunter, I'm at 14 filled, went green, now I'm just staring at the screen......
Yea, it seems to start easy.
The 1's and 2's are gimmies
woot woot 5 big ol points
I spent much time staring at greens on this one
Eleven. Going green.
14 and stuck.
Manageable with the Steinhammer back tap in caps lock
No. 13 and stuck.
Still at 14, getting a headache, will try again later. I refuse to guess!!
Oh, I'll go get started on my day.
Also stuck at 14, even with greens. Did anyone get this without guessing??!
finally.... 5 pts.
I guessed, gman
good morning! start
used greens and 1 guess
done with greens and guesses and restarts!!!
smooth_pappa you are one fast mutha! I assume you use autofil. If not are you of this planet??
ok. I'm done. No doubt about it. I guessed 3 times. I think this one was beyond me but glad its over.
sheesh. finally. g+r autofill plus two dead end guesses, then a guess followed by another guess that both worked out. yikes.
wow... I need an aspirin after that one
I managed to guess right twice and didn't ever have to start over. I was lucky, I guess.
Difficulty score 76.
go... no greens
Woah!! I've *never* guessed at a puzzle before, and I took 2 guesses like others, and did it. wild...
Okay, I'm back after taking a LONG break. I've read the comments and Jawilke is the only one that (maybe) seems to have solved this puppy without guessing. Does anybody have any tips for the rest of us on how to solve this without guessing? I really HATE guessing.......
I had to guess twice.
One guess for me, which looked like it was leading to a non-unique solution, so I went the other way and everything fell into place easily
76! Is that the highest we've seen?
I did trial & error (that just sounds better than guessing :-) ) once.
No, 76 is not the highest. We've had a 77, a 78, 2 94s and a 101.
once more into the breach..
oh man, i don't like this at ALL
To solve without guessing, look at the two-value boxes and how they affect the rest of the row/column.
spread, I don't know how far you got before guessing, but I never really "guess" on the board. I usually solve them by narrowing down to pairs and triples (by crosshatching, hidden/naked/pointing pairs) and try to find the pair with the most information game. Then I solve that path depth first in my head until I come to a solution or an inconsistency. I can apply XY chains and other advanced strategies, but it usually requires me to use greens or scratch paper to see the candidates.