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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Members Lounge' started by kellys_eye, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. kellys_eye

    kellys_eye

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    I used to enjoy doing the occasional Sudoku puzzle and was amused when a hexadecimal version of it started doing the rounds.

    Just for fun I reproduce here a typical puzzle that I invite other forum members to have a go at. The usual Sudoku rules apply however this one requires 0-9 and A-F in each 'block' to complete - the task is to reveal the 'code' that would appear in the greyed-out boxes.

    Some will recognise the provenance of this puzzle so no cheating!

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  2. Cannonball

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    Hello! I enjoy working Sudoku puzzles from the paper every day. This is a new concept for me. I believe I can solve it, but it will take a long time. I will enjoy trying.
     
  3. pmwelec

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    Can we have a binary one for beginners?
     
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  4. kellys_eye

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    Here you go

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  5. Cannonball

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    I believe I have the solution. How can I display it?
     
  6. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    Please don't spoil the game. I suggest you send your solution to @kellys_eye via a private message (klick on his name, then klick 'start a conversation').
    I have sent him my solution, too.

    Only a hint: the checksum of my result is 20
     
  7. kellys_eye

    kellys_eye

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    Croykee Mick.... it took me FOUR attempts to get the solution! When I make a mistake I find it impossible to roll-back my numbers to establish where it went wrong so inevitably have to start from scratch!

    Still, I finished it today!!! And the checksum of 20 fits my answer too.

    Congrats on a speedy solution Harald.
     
  8. kellys_eye

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    No PM received but a 'checksum' (total the individual completed numbers in the grey boxes) will give a right/wrong answer if you want to let us know.
     
  9. kellys_eye

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    Well we've had THREE MONTHS to finish that one - time for another. Let's see if we can do a bit better!
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  10. firecon

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    Not Soduku but whats in the last square and its not 6

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  11. kellys_eye

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    It's a question mark.
     
  12. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    R?
    Thanks
    Adam
     
  13. FuZZ1L0G1C

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    Zero / Nada / Zilch?
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    5-2=3
    4-1=3
    remaining digit 3
    common answer 3.
    cant be 6-3 as 6 not allowed in '?' cell
    so must be
    3-0=3
    ...... or is logic too "fuzzy"?? :confused::eek:
     
  14. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    It's the gear pattern in a manual car. R is for reverse :)
     
  15. kellys_eye

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    No way! They wouldn't allow a 'straight' move to reverse from a forward gear - it's always on a dog-leg.

    It could be another 5 - the sum of the diagonals in the first four squares.
     
  16. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    I vote for 3 - the sum of each row is 9 then.
     
  17. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    It doesn't include the mechanical geometry. It's just the pattern. Like this pictures also.
    5RDR_BLK_178_1280x1280_800x800_02789592-e6db-4383-a48f-67d38c3e359c_grande.jpg
     
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  18. kellys_eye

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    Point taken - such gear layouts usually include a mechanical 'link', in many cases a collar under the gear knob that requires the user to 'pull/lift' to enable the gate movement, to select reverse.
     
  19. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    Yes I know. I am a qualified car mechanic also :)
     
  20. Harald Kapp

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    Can we get the solution?
     
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