Sudoku XV puzzles and instructions
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Sudoku XV puzzles add extra constraints to regular Sudoku puzzles, labelling all pairs of neighbouring squares which contain values which add up to either 5 or 10 using the Roman numerals 'V' for 5 and 'X' for 10.
How to solve Sudoku XV puzzles
A Sudoku XV puzzle consists of a standard Sudoku grid with the addition of X and V markers between neighbouring pairs of squares. X markers show all adjacent pairs of squares where the two values in those squares add up to 10, while V markers show all pairs where the two values sum to 5.
To solve Sudoku XV you must place 1 to 9, or 1 to whatever the size of the puzzle is, once each into every row, column and boldlined rectangle while also obeying the X and V markers.
It's really important to note that all possible pairs which sum to either 5 or 10 are marked, so if there is no 'v' and no 'x' then two squares do not sum to either 5 or 10.
Look at the topright of the solved puzzle on the left. The 1 and 4 sum to 5, so there is a 'v' between them. Meanwhile at the topleft the 6 and 4 sum to 10 and so have an 'x' between. Conversely the 3 and 6 at the topleft sum to neither 5 nor 10 and so have no symbol between them.
Every Sudoku XV puzzle only ever has one possible solution, and it can always be reached via reasonable logical deduction. In other words, guessing is never required.
Sudoku XV puzzles on puzzlemix appear at a wide range of sizes and difficulties. Usually they are 6x6, 8x8 or 9x9, in which case you must place 16, 18 or 19 once each into every row, column and boldlined rectangle. These boldlined rectangles are 2x3 for 6x6 puzzles, 4x2 for 8x8 puzzles and they are 3x3 for 9x9 puzzles.
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