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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:22 pm 
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I had this puzzle for some time now. It is a variant of Sumo (Gattai-13).
Grids 1, 3, 11 & 13 are Sudoku-X
Grids 2, 6, 8 & 12 are Windoku
Grids 4, 5, 9 & 10 are Asterisk Sudoku
Grid 7 is a Clover-X (Asterisk Windoku X)
It shouldn't need more than doubles to solve.
I will be posting the solution on Aug 29th 2011 (bank holiday in England)

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.8.....9.4.5.3...6.1..6...4....2..3..549.......................5..2......21......
.........1.2...3.6.6.....7...81.92..3.......5..7...9.............................
.5.....1.7...9.5.41...5..6..7..3.........945........................8..9......62.
.............17......29......58..1...94..1....6..7.......4.......................
............98........15.....5..14.....3..87.....4..1......4.....................
.5..6......6.......7.4.9......9.................8......4.3.5.....2.......3..4....
....3...............................2.......9...............................5....
....6..3.......4.....9.3.6......8.................7......3.6.1.......2......5..4.
.....................9......5..6.....68..2.....35..6.....29........35............
.......................2.......2..4....6..25...9..41......51......23.............
.86......5..8........................591.........2..1..9..5...37.5.9...1.4.....9.
.............................2...3..4.......6..75.31...6.....8.1.4...9.7.........
......12......3..5.......................571..5..7....4...1..7.1...3.6.8.6.....9.

Downloadable A3 PDF version:
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Tarek_BankHoliday1108_SumoSpecial_A3.pdf [191.75 KiB]
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enjoy,

Tarek


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:44 pm 
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Solution

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286547193495132876713869254879625431654913728132478965348796512567281349921354687
834726591172985346965341872548139267329674185617258934793412658286597413451863729
958746312736192584142853967875634291613279458429581736291465873567328149384917625
512684793349517286687293451235846179794321568861975342973462815428159637156738924
658473291413982567729615384985761423142359876367248915276834159594127638831596742
254168973916573428378429156423917865187654239695832741741385692562791384839246517
815439276637821594924576831591682743278314659346795182183247965759163428462958317
159462837638715429742983165261538974873149652594627381427396518315874296986251743
692457183384621759517983462951768324468312597273549618735296841149835276826174935
965183427428967315317542986186325749743619258259874163632751894594238671871496532
986412735527863149431579826318647952259138674674925318892751463765394281143286597
841759632276831594935462871512976348493218756687543129369127485124385967758694213
894657123671293845532841967917428536248365719356179284485916372129734658763582491


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:20 pm 
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I'm looking forward to trying this one, although I guess I'm going to have to spend some time working out all of the pencil marks first.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:37 pm 
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I just noticed that the A3 pdf has been downloaded 68+ times. It means that people have attempted to solve it manually. Well done :dance:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:43 pm 
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tarek wrote:
It means that people have attempted to solve it manually.

Hmmmm. . . Perhaps I'll have to give this one a try without pencil marks and see how I do.

UPDATE: Nope! Not happening here without pencil marks. I went ahead and did the pencil marks in SudokuSolver (one grid at a time), and now I'm on the first solving "round", grid #10. I foolishly thought I could knock this one out during a 3-hour wait for my kids this evening. Yeah, right! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:12 am 
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CRUD!! I took this puzzle on a trip with me, and wouldn't you know it, I made a mistake on the second grid (second pass through the puzzle). Now that I'm home, I'll have to print that grid again and start over with it. I think I tend to make more mistakes on the Windoku than with other variations.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:25 am 
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Dadgumit! I messed up on grid 2 AGAIN. Has anyone else completed this puzzle? "No pencil marks" indeed! :brickwall:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:07 pm 
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tarek, I hope you're still around. I'm giving this one another go.

I also gave it to a lady I met at the dentist's office the other day, and gave her a link to the forum here. She was very excited to see this puzzle, and said that she would be sharing it with her son as well. I warned her that pencil marks would be required, and she's familiar with those.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:07 pm 
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I'm still very much around but unfortunately not that much spare time to frequent these fora as much I used to.

Glad to hear that there is still some interest & Thanks for your continued interest and support...

Tarek


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Great to see you here again, tarek! I do hope you are able to find time to poke your head in here every now and then, and perhaps even post a new puzzle from time to time.


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