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Comments and Results for 'Odd Pair Sudoku 542'

StateTypeTitleSizePlayedAvg timeRating (#users)YoursYour bestPublishedExpires
UnplayedOdd PairOdd Pair Sudoku 5429x910721:51Mild (57)Subscribers only19th Mar-
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41:07

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40:02

Unaided first solution time
0:00
59:38
Completed by72 users
Best time without any aid7:30 by zemadden
Best time with show wrong
or multiple sessions
1:59 by Cate-Lyn
Average solve time with no or minor aid17:03
Average difficulty rating - all players3.7/10.0
Average difficulty rating - no aid3.0/10.0
Average difficulty rating - minor aid1.0/10.0
Average difficulty rating - major aid3.8/10.0
Average difficulty rating - show wrong or
multiple sessions
4.2/10.0
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Posted 19th Mar 2020 at 15:37
JoergWausW Daily subscriber Completion time: 11:56
Ok, what do I miss?

I'm Stuck

Posted 19th Mar 2020 at 16:37
Last edited by HollyBlue 19th Mar 2020 at 16:37
HollyBlue Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Moderate Best completion time: 29:04 Time on first attempt: 44:27 Used 'valid marks' Used 'auto remove'
I got stuck around this point too. Took me ages to see the necessary elimination (and again just now on your image!).

On the bottom row, counting left to right, only one of the 4th and 5th numbers can be even.
From that you can deduce three bottom row numbers that must be odd.

(I'm trying not to give too many clues!)

Posted 19th Mar 2020 at 22:51
carlotes Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Hard Completion time: 26:46
In the nine grids from bottom right, 5, 9, and 3 of the eighth row can only be in 3 of them.
Posted 20th Mar 2020 at 21:02
JoergWausW Daily subscriber Completion time: 11:56
Thanks to both of you.

I looked for both of these tricks, but didn't see them.

Posted 20th Mar 2020 at 22:26
Elisabeth Daily subscriber Has started but not yet finished this puzzle
I was stuck too so thanks for the tips. I particularly like yours carlotes, never spotted that!!
Posted 21st Mar 2020 at 08:56
carlotes Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Hard Completion time: 26:46
Uuuuaauuu...: that's why I am a pupil of my teacher Elisabeth!!
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