Hey, y'all. Just a quick post to say I'm glad some of you liked the sudoku and sorry, I think, to a couple who couldn't resist it, but maybe wanted to?
We haven't had sudoku in such a long Time! Thanks so much!
DrSamCarter wrote:And what a beautifully designed sudoku, intheshax.
ZoomanSP wrote:Treeish sudoku, intheshax!
Thank you and you're welcome everyone. For anyone who worked it, I'm curious how you all found the solving experience. I have not had much feedback on my custom puzzles. I have been feeling they are too easy for real puzzlers, and have been OK with that, given my past audiences. This is a different crowd, though. One who can offer an informed opinion.
I tend to spend a bunch of time working on the starting grid. These are usually gifts, so I like to use an attractive radially symmetric layout like the pros use, but with the other design constraints I basically can't also wind up with a tough puzzle. I don't really even expect them to solve it most of the time, so I care more that it looks good and spells stuff up front. I went back to this one with pencil and paper today and solved it by hand, and it seemed pretty OK, even though its solvable only with what my software calls "naked" this and "hidden" that.
Any real sudoku hounds who'd like to describe what they like in a puzzle, how hard they like it to be, what solving techniques they like to use, what makes a puzzle too easy and/or disappointing or too hard?
(And your redundant spoiler is impeccable
Yay! I was *not* going to ask how!
Here's the solution I came up with:
Wowneat! I figured someone was likely to post a solution, but I did not expect it in one hour, and in the same format as the original! Thanks for blowing my mind!
And I think I owe apologies(?) of some kind:
jeffallen55 wrote:Ch*rp you. Now in addition to my other thing I've been working on, I want to create the One True Crossword Puzzle.
yappobiscuits wrote:Randammit, I can never resist these, now I have to pause my ketchup to solve it...
So consider them offered, jeff and yappo!
yappobiscuits wrote:Neat! It's been a while since we had an OTT sudoku, mathrec used to make them for us but we've not had one for a long time...
I did not realize any had been posted before. It looks like the older ones were posted during times when I just *could* *not* *keep* *up*! I wish I'd done a search. I like what mathrec was doing with the tinted spaces that make a message once the grid is filled in. I might have included something like that. Maybe. If it didn't make me feel like it mustarded the symmetry all up. Next time, I guess we'll find out.
Thanks for reading,