This would be the last puzzle for year 2014. I sincerely say "THANKS" to all of you who have supported me throughout the year solving my puzzles, testing it, encouraging me to create more. I hope you continue your support for my blog in coming years.
With special day, I create a special puzzle for you all and wish you to have a Great Year ahead in 2015. I wish you in my style and it would be a Sudoku to Solve.
Creating a Alphabet Sudoku for first time, Hope you will like it and Enjoy it :)
I made this effort in the last 1 hr to go. Thanks to Prasanna for testing it in last minutes.
Place alphabets "H A P Y N E W R O" in the grid such that each row,column and 3*3 box contain the alphabets only once.
Theme: Happy New Year [AOPW - 2015] Difficulty: Medium-- Puzzle:
Posted in Alphabet Sudoku, EASY, Medium, Total Puzzles
I am on break for a while before i resume again posting on my blog. But there are few competitions which i have contributed which will come up in coming months on Logic Masters India. So i will be posting those news as they come up. But till then you can always enjoy solving puzzles which are present on the blog.
Finally a long awaited moment for me, where I am the author for this round. This is the last episode of long going Sudoku Mahabharat started in September-2014. So pull up your sleeves and get ready for one last battle to make your place into offline finals which will be held on 10th May 2015 in Bangalore. For more details on Sudoku Mahabharat click here.
Although you can go out in the internet world and get as many Sudokus as you can but i am also sharing some of the links for your practice. Also sharing some of the tricks to tackle some of types appearing in this test.
Tips and Tricks:
1) The foremost and biggest tip is don't forget what is the name of this round. Pun not intended.
2) Average Sudoku - Remember since it's average and only integers are allowed, numbers on both side of line will be of same type. i.e. Either both numbers will be even or both will be odd.
3) Kropki Sudoku - Black dot only possible pairs are 1-2,2-4,4-8,3-6. White dot pairs are 1-2,2-3,3-4,4-5,5-6,6-7,7-8,8-9.If you have series of 2 black dots then only possible sets are 1-2-4 and 2-4-8. And the only 3 consecutive black dot series is 1-2-4-8. Remember order of these sets can be either way. Also 1-2 can contain either dot (just a reminder). Do not restrict to this as for e.g. if dots series are in L shaped then it can have repeated digits as well like 4-2-4 etc.
3) Consecutive - Try to look out for big series.
4) XV - V pairs are 3-2,1-4. X pairs are 6-4,7-3,8-2,9-1. Clearly 5 doesn't fit in any of these so now you know what to watch out for.
https://prasannaseshadri.wordpress.com/category/consecutive/ General links:(Average Sudoku especially along with few other types as well) http://logicmastersindia.com/lmitests/dl.asp?attachmentid=148&view=1 http://logicmastersindia.com/lmitests/?test=mock14 (IB and PB)
Well once again, these links are just glimpse of what is available out there.
First of all, thank you to all for your feedback and support. It will surely help in future creations. As now the marathon is over, i would like to discuss the tricks behind the solution. The final puzzle selected for Marathon was 2nd version of what i created first. The first version was very tough and so had to modify it. I will upload that version soon after it's tested. But for right now let's move on to the solving steps. Apologies for any grammatical mistakes or bad image quality. But i have tried to keep it simple and good as far as i can.
Firstly here is the actual puzzle,
The solution tutorial has been uploaded to following link in pdf format, please click here to access it.
Thank you once again !! :) :)
Posted in LOGIC MASTERS INDIA, Non Puzzle Posts, NURIKABE
Place numbers in the grid such that each row,column and 3*3 box contain the numbers 1-9. Additionally, orthogonally adjacent cells containing consecutive numbers are separated by bars. All possible bars are marked.
Theme: Mini Stairs
Posted in Consecutive Sudoku, EASY, LMI PRACTICE PUZZLES, Total Puzzles