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 Post subject: Regular Samurai #110
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:56 pm 
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3 puzzles to compensate for the dealy :cheesey:


Regular Samurai #110A (Novice)
Rating based on required solving techniques:  Easy

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110A Line Format:
Code:
2...7......4.....3..........37.....551.3........2..8...9............1...7...5....
.2..3...8..3.1....9..7..........5...5..2...3..1....7.....5.............5...1..3..
....5.................3.......1....259......1..3.........7........9.........8....
4....5......3.......3149...........3......97.8..72.......5.......1..342.......7..
....9..5......3.2....1.....3........578....13...4....91...8..........57..3.......
110A solution:
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Regular Samurai #110B (Apprentice)
Rating based on required solving techniques:  Tough

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110B Line Format:
Code:
4.7........5.2..9.....3.1.....1...57..8......9..5...8.....9....7...1......1..7...
..2..3....8...2..13..9.......7.58..9.1.7.......9....8.............3.97........1..
............7.................19.....2..3.7...1......2.............1........29...
...9.....1..4.7....8.2................3.12...91.78.....2.5....1....9.7...........
........1...8...7....39..5...2.4....37.2...........91....78.....19...3..2........
110B solution:
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Regular Samurai #110C (Master)
Rating based on required solving techniques:  Extra Hard

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110C Line Format:
Code:
.2...6..5....7..2......5..99....1..4..8.2..3..............6.......93.....8.......
.238.1..9........7...5......3.2...948...........9..25........6........2....3.9...
....7................92.....29...8.6.......7.83..........6.2.................8...
..8.1....3..9......2.........5....7......8...86923.......7..2....4............9..
......6.9....2..3...........4.29.........6....29.3.....3.8.9.....5....9.......1..
110C solution:
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 Post subject: Re: Regular Samurai #110
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:34 pm 
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Finished the novice puzzle last night. A nice puzzle, not too easy, just right on solving time (other than the fact that I made mistakes on TWO grids after completing the center grid and had to redo them :evil: ). I usually do these right before bed, and sometimes push the tiredness factor a little too far.

I have a few more novice puzzles in my stack, and then I'll tackle the apprentice edition of this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Regular Samurai #110
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:28 pm 
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Well done on managing both puzzles here & #114 despite the time constraints.

I'm hoping to find some time in the near future & get back to creating hight quality puzzles.

tarek


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 Post subject: Re: Regular Samurai #110
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:44 pm 
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tarek wrote:
I'm hoping to find some time in the near future & get back to creating hight quality puzzles.

That would be awesome! Please don't forget the Apprentice level puzzles. The Novice editions are starting to get too easy for me, I think. It's rare that I encounter even an X-wing, and rarer still that it actually eliminates candidates. I'm not ready for the Master level yet, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Regular Samurai #110
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:50 pm 
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I finished the Apprentice level version of this puzzle today. Very nice puzzle, but it pointed up a drawback in pencil solving (at least for me).

I thought I was stuck at one point, and got SudokuSolver to help me with a hint. It turns out that I had completely missed a naked triple (which I am usually quite adept at finding) solely because the puzzle had become so cluttered with my scratched-out pencil marks. :oops: Either I'm going to have to work much more neatly (sometimes a challenge when getting sleepy or puzzle-working in a moving vehicle), or else resign myself to occasionally reprinting a puzzle in its partially-solved state to get rid of the clutter. :lol:


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