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Thursday 13-Aug-2020

... by: R0D

Done in 12 minutes but the timer says 1hr 12mins? Nice puzzles, I seriously enjoy(ed) all of them - please don't ever stop doing these unslvables!

Monday 10-Aug-2020

... by: Cenoman

1. Basics: +E6
2. Grouped skyscraper: (4)J4=J2-A2=A56 =>-4B4
3. A General Exocet (1234)G56, J2, H8 can be demonstrated with basics only.
Eliminations from the pattern: -4J2, -4H8 (base digits false in mirror nodes), -6H7 (non base digit in mirror node cell while locked 7H9). Then basics to the end.

Note: it is possible to consider that JE2 criteria are met for digits 1, 2, 3, with column 9 as additional cross-line (3 cover houses per digit). The exocet property has to be demonstrated for digit 4 only: +4G56, -4H8, -4J2 => box 9 void of 4 (contradiction)

Sunday 9-Aug-2020

... by: numpl_npm

5E6

| _ _ 2 | 5 _ _ | _ _ _ | A
| _ _ _ | _ 1 _ | _ _ _ | B
| _ 5 _ | 7 _ _ | _ 6 4 | C

| 5 _ _ | _ _ _ | _ _ _ | D
| _ _ 3 | _ _ 5 | 4 _ _ | E
| 4 8 _ | 6 _ _ | _ 9 5 | F

| 8 _ _ | 9 _ _ | _ _ _ | G
| _ 9 _ | _ 5 _ | _ _ 7 | H
| _ _ 5 | _ 6 7 | _ 8 9 | J

(u)J7 -> -(u)H13
| 1J7 & 1F3 -> 1C1 -1H13
| 1J7 & 1F6 -> 1H44 -1H13
| 2J7 -> 2C56 2F56 2H4 -2H13
| 3J7 & 3C1 -> -3H13
| 3J7 & 3C56 -> 3F56 3H4 -1H13

(u where u in 123)J4 -> (u)H1
| 4J2 489BCD3 6GH3 -6H1
| (v where v in 123 and v != u) -> (v)J17 -(v)H1 (u)H1

(u where u in 123)J4 -> 6H3 4H8 contra.
| 4J2
| 1J147 -> -1H3 6H3
| (v)J7 -> (v)G23 (v8)H46 4
| (x)J1 -> (x)H7
| 1J1 -> 1H7-C3-F6 contra.
| 2J1 -> 2H7-C56-F56-G56 contra.
| 3J1 -> 3H7-C56-F56-G56 contra.

So 4J4

-123H13 6H1 4H3
| (x)J7 -> (x)G23 - 123H13

Then solved with bascis only.

Saturday 8-Aug-2020

... by: Frans Goosens

With trial and error

Combination C3=189 and F6=123

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C3=1 F6=1 Wrong, Undo calculation

All reset to initial position

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C3=1 F6=2 Wrong, Undo calculation

All reset to initial position

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C3=1 F6=3 Wrong, Undo calculation

All reset to initial position

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C3=8 F6=1 No solution, Fixed

Combination 2-digits cells

E4=2 Wrong, Undo calculation
E4=8 No solution, Fixed
F5=2 Wrong, Undo calculation
F5=3 Wrong, Undo calculation

All reset to initial position

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C3=8 F6=2 No solution, Fixed

Combination 2-digits cells

C6=3 No solution, Undo calculation
C6=9 No solution, Undo calculation
E4=1 No solution, Undo calculation
E4=8 No solution, Undo calculation
F3=1 No solution, Undo calculation
F3=7 Wrong, Undo calculation
F3=1 No solution, Fixed
C6=3 No solution, Undo calculation
C6=9 Wrong, Undo calculation
C6=3 No solution, Fixed
B4=4 Wrong, Undo calculation
B4=8 Wrong, Undo calculation

All reset to initial position

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C3=8 F6=3 No solution, Fixed

Combination 2-digits cells

C6=2 No solution, Undo calculation
C6=9 Wrong, Undo calculation
C6=2 No solution, Fixed
C5=3 ( H3= ) Solved,


#412--------------------------Solution
002 500 000-------------972 546 831
000 010 000-------------346 819 752
050 700 064-------------158 732 964

500 000 000-------------529 184 673
003 000 400-------------763 295 418
480 600 095-------------481 673 295

800 900 000-------------837 921 546
090 050 007-------------694 358 127
005 067 089-------------215 467 389

Total solving time is : 297 sec.
Number of logical steps is : 25842

Saturday 8-Aug-2020

... by: numpl_npm

Add to my previous post:

(u where u in 123)J4 & (u)H13 -> contra. with bascis and DFC(Digit Forcing Chains).

Saturday 8-Aug-2020

... by: numpl_npm

5E6

(u where u in 123)J7 & (u)H13 -> contra. with bascis only, so 46H13.

Then solved with bascis only.

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