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  Topic: Free Press March 2, 2012
Orkamat

Replies: 11
Views: 7003

PostForum: Other puzzles   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:10 pm   Subject: Free Press March 2, 2012

StrataGEM and GEMini are terms coined by Dpbobelisk in the thread on Aran's Red Green Transport here

Wow! Some folks there take their sudoku, IMO, a little too seriously and personally. They coul ...
  Topic: Q: apply two rules at once?
Orkamat

Replies: 1
Views: 7027

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:00 am   Subject: Q: apply two rules at once?

. 2 . | 8 . 7 | . 3 1
3 1 . | 9 . 6 | 8 2 7
7 . 8 | 3 2 1 | 5 . .
-------+-------+------
2 5 3 | 1 6 8 | 7 4 9
. 8 . | 7 9 2 | 3 1 5
9 7 1 | 5 3 4 | 6 8 2
-------+-------+------
5 . 2 ...
  Topic: Feb 2 VH
Orkamat

Replies: 13
Views: 13458

PostForum: Daily Sudoku puzzles   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:14 am   Subject: Feb 2 VH
Thanks for the skyscraper link. How peculiar that a strategy so closely related to others that I use regularly wasn't immediately obvious!

Also, the 9s in rows 1 & 8 form a finned x-wing (do t ...
  Topic: Feb 2 VH
Orkamat

Replies: 13
Views: 13458

PostForum: Daily Sudoku puzzles   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:41 am   Subject: Feb 2 VH
Hmmmm... I couldn't follow the skyscraper thingy, and I kept getting stuck on the "obvious" (and useless) XY-wings, but I did solve the puzzle with a simple coloring on 9 that eliminated the ...
  Topic: Jan 12 VH
Orkamat

Replies: 8
Views: 6997

PostForum: Daily Sudoku puzzles   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:16 pm   Subject: Jan 12 VH
UR r4 & r6, r6c9 = 4 also does the trick
Is this the pattern to which you refer?


Yes. Not your garden-variety "rectangle," as the left-side squares share a box rather than a column ...
  Topic: Jan 12 VH
Orkamat

Replies: 8
Views: 6997

PostForum: Daily Sudoku puzzles   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:04 am   Subject: Jan 12 VH
UR r4 & r6, r6c9 = 4 also does the trick

That makes 3 VHs in a row that I've solved all by my lonesome. Very Happy

--Orkamat the ex-noob
  Topic: Jan 7 VH
Orkamat

Replies: 3
Views: 4417

PostForum: Daily Sudoku puzzles   Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:11 am   Subject: Jan 7 VH
Surprised Shocked Yay me! I solved my very first VH with zero help or hints! ( and very little head-scratching) Very Happy Cool
  Topic: Interest in Sudoku?
Orkamat

Replies: 13
Views: 21598

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:18 am   Subject: Interest in Sudoku?

Orkamat,

Maybe you're expecting too much of yourself? I don't want to accept a conclusion if I can't follow the logic either, but I can't follow the logic if I haven't learned it. Why not ask que ...
  Topic: Interest in Sudoku?
Orkamat

Replies: 13
Views: 21598

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:06 am   Subject: Interest in Sudoku?
Post your questions! I am sure you'll be surprised by the response.

Keith

Well ... my questions so far mostly consisted of "huh?" Smile

Take, for example, the posted solutions to Dec ...
  Topic: Interest in Sudoku?
Orkamat

Replies: 13
Views: 21598

PostForum: General discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:46 pm   Subject: Interest in Sudoku?
I've always had the feeling that too much high-level discussion might be turning off newer players and potential participants.

Indeed. The forum seems like a collection of very private discussions ...
 
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