Fiendish Sudoku

  1. I have a sudoku puzzle book that comes w/ easy/med/hard/fiendish puzzles.

    Of course, after a few to get the rhythm of it, I have to go to fiendish.

    So now, 3 hrs on the same puzzle:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Eraser's used up. Board's fresh, starting over.

    Doh!

    ~faith,
    Timothy
  4. by   dianah
    I'm afraid to get started on those, Timothy!! Good luck!! (devilish laugh here . . .)
  5. by   ZASHAGALKA
    I not so humbly submit that I'm smart enough to do this w/out looking at the answers. . .

    I'll keep you posted.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.

    btw:
    -86 --2 ---
    1-7 964 ---
    --4 --- ---

    7-9 8-- 5--
    -4- --- -6-
    --8 --6 7-9

    --- --- 9--
    --- 179 3-6
    --- 4-- 15-
  6. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Uggh looks too much like math! LOL

    How do you do this type of puzzle?


    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    I not so humbly submit that I'm smart enough to do this w/out looking at the answers. . .

    I'll keep you posted.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.

    btw:
    -86 --2 ---
    1-7 964 ---
    --4 --- ---

    7-9 8-- 5--
    -4- --- -6-
    --8 --6 7-9

    --- --- 9--
    --- 179 3-6
    --- 4-- 15-
  7. by   Roy Fokker
    Yeah ... how do you do 'em?

    I'm not math whizz either, but can't hurt to try
  8. by   ZASHAGALKA
    there are 9 boxes of 9, 3 in each row.

    When you are done, each of the 9 boxes should have the numbers 1-9 (in any order).

    and also each line across and down should have the numbers 1 - 9.

    The puzzle gives just enough numbers that there can be only one answer for each box.

    I don't know if that's enough info to get the gist.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  9. by   ZASHAGALKA
    it's not really a math puzzle but a logic one, ala minefield.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN


    Ok, maybe I should have read that reply when I wasn't taking a break from studying for Monday's Chemistry exam.
  11. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    there are 9 boxes of 9, 3 in each row.

    When you are done, each of the 9 boxes should have the numbers 1-9 (in any order).

    and also each line across and down should have the numbers 1 - 9.

    The puzzle gives just enough numbers that there can be only one answer for each box.

    I don't know if that's enough info to get the gist.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Pretty much.

    This may sound retarded but obviously there's 9 ways of putting 9 numbers--- both across and down, correct?

    The trick being obviously putting all numbers in there without running out of numbers or repeating

    There's actually a easy way to do this... lemme see if I remember it right
  12. by   Jessy_RN
    Never seen one, but sounds interesting yet challenging
  13. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Still can't make my numbers work.

    But the Astros game is on, now. It'll have to wait.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  14. by   RainDreamer
    I knew I would find a topic about this here!

    I recently discovered sudoku. I can't stop doing these puzzles.

    I might need an intervention soon! I'm going to be up all night again doing this!

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