A little sudoku help
March 7, 2008 12:38 PM   Subscribe

A little help w/ this sudoku puzzle?

Each train ride I try again but the numbers have stopped making sense. Maybe just point me in the right direction...
posted by cgs to Grab Bag (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
There's a couple few 4s you can plot in, in the top right hand square, and the top middle square. . .
posted by jujube at 12:48 PM on March 7, 2008

With a little searching, I found this:


It succesffuly solves the puzzle you provided.

It has a "step by step" mode (http://www.sudokusolver.co.uk/step.html), which you could use if you just want it to give you a few clues.
posted by Perplexity at 12:56 PM on March 7, 2008 [1 favorite]

Here's another solver with a step-by-step mode.

(muteh: the problem, unfortunately, is that I copied the wrong completed puzzle. Maybe it's just as well, though, since it sounds like cgs just wanted a little hint.)
posted by box at 1:09 PM on March 7, 2008

Response by poster: uggghhhh.... how could i miss the 4's? top, middle, then top, right.

the brain energy i was spending grinding through the other areas when it is right there...

ok... thanks askmefi!
posted by cgs at 1:11 PM on March 7, 2008

...and here's how to solve every sudoku puzzle in 100 lines of Python. You can use the printboard() function to get really robust hints (or complete solutions).
posted by amery at 2:05 PM on March 7, 2008

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