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Sudoku – on my terms

I am a novice at Sudoku and I have promised myself I wont be lured into it. Some promises are hard to keep. One always finds a way out. I have promised myself I wont be lured into solving Sudoku. So I made my own.


The easiest way out in Sudoku ( ok, this is just IMO – I think there are lots of other theories out there) is to crack the cells that are most restrained first. ( Call it restrained/constrained/limited whatever – I dont know the technical term.)

Anyway, the way to make the puzzle inherently more dificult (Using larger grids to make “super”sudokus does not make it inherently difficult) is to minimise the constrained cells, preferably to 0. Once I figure out how to do that, no more Sudoku for me.

Posted in Personal on June 1, 2005

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  1. Venkat says

    Hehe…reminds me of my Rubik’s Cube days. I have so far stayed away from this Sudoku thing..

    Question (re. text above comments box) : to do a trackback, don’t you need to provide a trackback link or am I missing something?

  2. Venkat says

    Never mind! D’Oh! The word trackback is a link…my RSS Reader didn’t pick that up, but regular browser did…strange.

  3. Vijay Kathuria says

    Came across this blog purely by coincidence. You have an excellent blog. Some very well thought out posts, written in an engaging style. Keep up the good work.

    Sudoku is all the rage here in the UK these days. But making your own one, that sure is impressive.

  4. Surya says

    Aha! Rubik’s cube. The first time my mom bought me a Rubiks cube, I surprised her by solving it with relative ease. I had one with stickon colors on its squares and I just plucked them up and stuck them right – Dint know you had to solve it the hard way. Maybe because of my initial embarassment, I never really got hooked on it.

    Sudoku is addictive, BTW. Dont try it if you havent yet.

  5. Surya says

    Hi Vijay,

    Thanks =)

  6. Surya says

    Venkat, do u use bloglines?

  7. Pramod says

    >> Sudoku is addictive, BTW. Dont try it if you havent yet.

    Too late I guess – I just saw it for the first time on your post – 3 days now – have been playing around with few of them. I just wish I had time to do all that I want to! Haven’t stayed home for a weekend for the past whole month and now Soduku – what use even if I stay home…….my house is still going to stay as messy as it is now…..:-)

  8. Venkat Raman says

    I have a bloglines account but hardly use it. I downloaded a client software called “RSS Reader” , which works pretty well for the most part. BTW, why dont you add your comments to the feed too?

  9. Surya says

    BTW, why dont you add your comments to the feed too?


    The comments feed is this:

    Just realised I dont have it in the sidebar..will add it in. thks.

  10. asaf says

    there are 162 solution to your pazzele making it not good …

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