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by:jgrab

 
@ Klaus
Where are you? It is as if you disappeared...
Would you please convert KDN's pattern in to a nice puzzle before it becomes overrolled by new events? This would still be the next in row, if we stick to our "regular" football behavior. I would appreciate your re-appearence very much ...

@Stefan: The "J9 is black" problem does only occur when the correct solution sequence is not given in the middle of the feed. If the feed sequence contains 3x81 digits (hints; correct; black), the last black cell is correctly displayed. If you don't know the solutions yet, you can also insert any 81 digits - then, only the feedback after completion will be mislaeding.

 

by: jgrab

 
 
@ Stefan: Two posts were crossing at the same time. Now I see that you added the complete feed ...

 

by: KDN

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@Klaus
Like jgrab and (hopefully) other members of our forum I would like to beg you to convert my pattern into a proper grid.
Thanks in advance

by:Christoph

 
Stefan, unfortunately i cannot find your pattern.
It seems that your position of the 5 is not correct.
The clue 5 has to be in H5, not in row G!

 

by: Stefan

 
 
Yes, you are right, my fault, sorry.

is.gd/christoph314

should be correct, and it's unique.

 

by: Stefan

 
 
... and it's a excellent puzzle! Thank you, Christoph, and my deepest respect for creating it with paper and pencil!

 

by: Christoph

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Stefan, thanks for the correct transformation.

by:Christoph

 
I could offer this one in order to bridge the gap:

12 black cells:
B6 / D1,D5 / E1,E7 / F1,F9 / H4,H6 / J1,J5,J9.
13 clues:
A2=2, A5=1, A6=7. B9=9. C1=3. D6=6. E4=6, E7=1.
F2=7, F3=3. H5=5, H7=2. J4=9.

I produced it with paper and pencil.

 

by: Stefan

 
 
which gap? i have one in stock for the quarter finals, one for the german opponent, the german game will also have a result, and we have the last result pattern open :)


 

by: Stefan

 
 
but thanks Christoph, i still not understand how you can create this puzzles with paper and pencil. unbelievable...

I think this is your pattern:

str8ts.com/feed/str8ts/ASstr8ts.htm?bd=020017000000000009300000000000006000000600100073000000000050000000000200000900000000000000000001000000000000100010000100000100100000001000000000000101000100010001

unfortunately either i made a mistake or it's not unique. My brute force solver finds 12 solutions.


 

by: Stefan

 
 
Argh... ran into the old error with the board setup, J9 should be black, it is black in my board, but it is displayed as white...


 

by: Christoph

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and H5=5.(no 5 in row G). See post on top.

by:KDN

 
Congrats to Germany

B123
C2
D24
E269
F4679
G689
H69

 

by: jgrab

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I am afraid that this pattern will dry up if nobody comes to water it ...

by:Stefan

 
Oh, another one from Ulrich, just as i wanted to post my improved version of we314...

Well, perhaps you want to try it later this week :)

is.gd/we314plus


 

by: hp

 
 
Hard Nut ty Stefan
I Need all available Tools (bca, fish soup, UR, Hidden Pairs)

 

by: ThomasF

 
 
Pooh, that was hard, but doable without chain.
Thanks Stefan.

 

by: KDN

 
 
Like hp, a tricky one but doable. Careful elimination, settis, wings and hidden pairs. Thank you Stefan

 

by: jgrab

 
 
A hard one. Took me one chain to place the 2 in col. 2.

 

by: ralph maier

 
 
too many puzzles for 1 day i leave it for the next days

 

by: pgw

 
 
an early uniqueness consideration solved B1 and B5; bca and a few wings, pairs and the like knocked the rest out.

 

by: Christoph

 
 
Stefan, you indeed managed to create a real challenge with the original pattern of the puzzle of this week.
I used a UR-argument an advanced setti so solve it.

 

by: Christoph

 
 
TYPO: correct:
I used a UR-argument and an advanced setti to solve it.

 

by: ralph maier

 
 
I solved it . i did not see any URs but there is a 5 fish after it the rest was logic

 

by: Christoph

 
 
Ralph,
the UR is in B1. I did not see a 5fish. My key was row E (see setti 2, setti 4, setti 6).

 

by: ralph maier

 
 
@ CHRISTOPH
The 5 fish is on 6 after basic eliminations not so easy to see it

 

by: Christoph

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RALPH,
thank you, now I have detected the 5fish on 6, which helped me to solve it now without the problems I had befor with setti 6.
Again a good example that a setti is not always as effectiv as a fish.

by:Ulrich

 
Andrew's puzzle is too esy for a rainy Sunday.
Try this:

is.gd/ulrich_challenge_050

 

by: Andy B.

 
 
@Ulrich
very nice puzzle - thanks.
Needed the whole toolbox. No chain necessary.

 

by: jgrab

 
 
Thank you; good concentration is enough, but a appropriate challenge!

 

by: Stefan

 
 
No chain needed, super puzzle.

Thanks, Ulrich


 

by: ThomasF

 
 
Thanks Ulrich, very good puzzle. Many tools needed but no chain.

 

by: KDN

 
 
@Ulrich
Thanks, for me a perfect one. This is the level of difficulty I like. Whole toolbox - no chain.

 

by: hp

 
 
Nice one ty Ulrich
Very careful Elimination bca 7,8,2 and UR was enough for Solving


 

by: Harm

 
 
Thanks, Ulrich, a very nice puzzle that cleared my head after our lucky victory against Croatia

 

by: Christoph

 
 
A real challenge. Thanks, Ulrich.
I needed all the tools incl. UR-arguments.

 

by: ralph maier

 
 
THANKS ULRICH nice puzzle . No chains or UR needed

 

by: Ben

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$50 I wondered how I missed Ulrich's #49 - but entering the appropriate url, I find 49 & 50 are the same puzzle.

by:Christoph

 
This puzzle reminds me to situations when I try to create my own puzzles with paper and pencil and get a result that shows a unique but not really extreme puzzle. In such cases I start to try to delelete the one or the other clue to find a more extreme way for a unique solution.
E.g. in this puzzle you cannot delete the clue in H9, because the UR in HJ89 would be too obvious.
But there might be other clues that could be deleted?
If you try it you are confronted with another puzzle and keeps you busy.

 

by: ralph maier

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@ CHRISTOPH
You are right way to easy the solver solved it in about 2 minutes without me having to do anything so it waws not an extreme but we know our bread and butter is the extremes provided by our community


by:Stefan

 

is.gd/devssk



 

by: witch

 
 
very nice puzzle - not too difficult - 15 min.

 

by: ralph maier

 
 
THANKS STEFAN nice puzzle
Solves without chains 2 swordfishes are helpful and careful eliminations i used BCA setti also works.
The reason i use BCA because you have to cont less usually to 2 or 3


 

by: TheCat

 
 
THX. very nice one. Two fishes and X-Wings

 

by: hp

 
 
thank you Stefan, interesting puzzle
i used BCA 7 and 3 and in between there are some interesting UR's especially a bigger one in the bottom right this was enough for solving
am I right that the reference to the Slovakei in this puzzle is the form of the Emblem of Slovakei in the middle?

 

by: Claus H. Tonelier

 
 
@hp
interesting - I thought the reference is that the double-cross-symbol means we are trying to send them home by 2:0 :-)

 

by: Stefan

 
 
yes, the reference is from the flag and from "Coat of arms"

de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slowakei

 

by: jgrab

 
 
Very nice puzzle! Note that C9 can be determined from the very start.

 

by: KDN

 
 
Thanks@Stefan
Nice and not too hard, liked it

 

by: ThomasF

 
 
Very nice, I liked it

 

by: Jan

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3-wing lower left, after the naked double the intertwined x-wings middle left, and a wave runs from the left side over to the right and through the right middle to left middle to solve the puzzle.



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