tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2031071943178978556.post4585308557342865470..comments2023-12-03T22:29:11.592+00:00Comments on detuned radio: Chinese Sudoku #1Unknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2031071943178978556.post-75659584213690430052016-02-07T12:32:40.556+00:002016-02-07T12:32:40.556+00:00You forgot that blanks can't touch diagonally,...You forgot that blanks can't touch diagonally, but thank you. Having *exactly* one blank in each row, column, box, and yellow polyomino makes the puzzle much less ambiguous.<br /><br />But I think we're talking past each other on what counts as a "shortcut." I will postulate that one needs to answer all 12 questions before solving the final puzzle. But questions 1, 2, 7, and 9 can be solved by looking at the unsolved grid alone, question 12 could be the solver's very first deduction, and even question 5 can be solved without determining any digits. Fully half the puzzles can be mostly ignored.Bryce Herdthttp://cyrebjr.livejournal.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2031071943178978556.post-38866202783244630042016-02-06T12:52:56.133+00:002016-02-06T12:52:56.133+00:00Yes - I needed some clarification on Leo as well. ...Yes - I needed some clarification on Leo as well. I would state the rules as follows:<br /><br />Place a number from 1-9 into cells in the grid such that each row, column and marked 3×3 box contains each number at most once. Exactly one cell in each row, column, marked 3×3 box and shaded region (orthogonally connected groups of cells) must be left blank. Numbers placed in cells adjacent to blank cells must either all be even or all be odd.<br /><br />I found I needed all the clues before I could start solving the final puzzle, so whilst some of the questions are a little quirky I don't think there are any shortcuts to be had.<br /><br />Sagittarius has 6 arrow clues - the shading is only there for artistic effectTom Collyerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03663579809785456634noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2031071943178978556.post-88412959812397840312016-02-06T09:18:27.912+00:002016-02-06T09:18:27.912+00:00I'm having trouble with the Leo (which is my s...I'm having trouble with the Leo (which is my sign, ironically enough). I'm hoping it's due to a wonky translation. So could you reiterate the rules?<br /><br />Also, the clues going into the final puzzle are kinda scattershot. Some don't rely on solving the sign puzzle at all, and some give up their hint with only the first couple of deductions. Ideally, none of the questions could be answered until the associated puzzle was mostly solved, or maybe as little as 40% solved.<br /><br />Also also, is the answer for Sagittarius's question 6 or 7? There's the six arrow *clues,* but the sign itself is arrow-shaped.Bryce Herdthttp://cyrebjr.livejournal.comnoreply@blogger.com