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Quotes of the Day [Sep. 1st, 2005|11:05 am]
Peter Sheil
Good morning. Today's quotes are sponsored by sleepy eyes, the after effects of too much su doku.
There is this new version in the Times with no starting numbers!


What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
Woody Allen (1935 - )

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - )

War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.
Georges Clemenceau (1841 - 1929)

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Evelyn Waugh (1903 - 1966), Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (1976)

[User Picture]From: spodlife
2005-09-02 08:05 pm (UTC)

su doku

If there are no starting numbers, how does it work? You could just do this:
123 456 789
456 789 123
789 123 456

234 567 891
567 891 234
891 234 567

345 678 912
678 912 345
912 345 678
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-09-04 09:16 pm (UTC)

Re: su doku


No, they draw rectangles and other shapes and tell you the sum of all the numbers inside that figure. So if you have 3 squares in a row marked out with a total of 6 they must be 1, 2 and 3 ... you just don't know the order. Also if you have a number of the new shapes that either makes up a number of the 3 by 3 squares plus or minus one square, or a number of the total rows or columns plus or minus a single square then you can calculate what must be in that square. (each row, column and 3 by 3 square must add up to 45)

Does that explain it?

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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-09-05 02:03 pm (UTC)

Re: su doku

If you e-mail me you snail mail addy I'll post a copy of 5 examples of them to you for you delight :)
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