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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:48 pm 
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Hello puzzle lovers,

Here's another creation of mine, based on the very popular 'Sudoku' puzzle-game.

For those of you who don`t know what 'Sudoku' is ...
It was designed by Howard Garns, a retired architect and a freelance puzzle constructor, and was first published in 1979. Puzzle was introduced in Japan by Nikoli in 1984. Since 2004, millions of people are addicted to it. Puzzles can be found in magazines and newspapers. Level of difficulty varies and can be: 'easy', 'medium', 'hard', 'very hard', 'diabolic'.

Rules of the game
Solving a 'Sudoku' puzzle can be rather tricky (with regards to its level), but the rules of the game are quite simple.

A 'Sudoku' puzzle is a grid of 9x9 squares that has been subdivided into nine regions of 3x3 squares.

Diagram:
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The object of the game is to enter a digit from 1 through 9 in each square, in such a way that:
    Each horizontal row (shown in blue) contains each digit exactly once;
    Each vertical column (shown in green) contains each digit exactly once;
    Each region (shown in purple) contains each digit exactly once.

In each puzzle, several digits have already been entered. These may not be changed.
Your task is to fill the remainder of the grid with respect to the rules given above. It's very addictive !

A good 'Sudoku' puzzle has only one solution and it requires logic to solve it.

"SudokURU"
Today, i propose a variation. Instead of numbers, i show you pictures taken in MOULa, identified from 'A' to 'I'.
I have deliberately erased some 'F' letters in the starting grid along with its associated picture.

SudokURU's grid
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SudokURU's pictures
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Your tasks:
1) Fill the remainder of the grid with respect to the 'Sudoku' rules.
2) Identify the missing picture.
3) Each picture has an associated number (from 1 through 9). For almost all pictures, the associated number can be found by answering this question: 'How many in MOULa ?' For the remaining ones, observation, deduction and logic will come in handy. Look at all pictures carefully. Pair each picture with its number.

Requirements:
All books, pages and links available in MOULa.

To help you find the missing picture, a marker mission is attached to this puzzle.
SudokURU's solution is UNIQUE. Puzzle's level of difficulty is 'very hard'.

If you're interested, just type your KI number here. I will send the marker mission to you. It starts in Relto.

Send your solution (complete grid with letters and picture-number associations) in a private message.
DO NOT post your solution here please.

Enjoy the game ! Have fun !

Mouski


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:43 pm 
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Mouski would I and my friends would enjoy playing your game. Please send it to ki # 05388596
Thank you,
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:36 pm 
That Sudoku is hard. Doesn't help that there are no 'F's, but even so, it's very easy to get going, but you get stuck within minutes. Or at least, I did, and I'm quite good at Sudokus.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:40 pm 
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Me too, please
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:49 pm 
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Location: Questing...
I'd like to give it a try.
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thank you for sending it to kirk and me yesterday Mouski :) and also thank you for helping us with a door run. we had a great time in both garden ages didn't we ?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:01 pm 
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Would love to give this a shot.
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This SudokURU seems interesting!
I'd like to give a try me too.
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Thx a lot.
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The initial marker in relto really tells me nothing..this is more than difficult..it is nuts!!lol

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The initial marker in relto really tells me nothing..this is more than difficult..it is nuts!!lol


Mouski's "very hard" = Everyone else's "more than diabolic" :lol:

Why do you think I didn't ask for that new puzzle :wink:? I'm still stuck at his past ones...

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Hello everyone,

I have received lots of private messages about multiple solutions to this puzzle.
Don't forget that a marker mission is attached to it. Those markers will help you find the remaining picture and will shed some light on the sudokURU itself. It is important to get this marker game.

As for the text written on the Relto marker...
At first glance, it appears that i am nuts or perhaps, you will go nuts :-)
Carefully read the text and narrow down the possibilities. It's not as difficult as it looks like.

Don't forget : you need all books, links and pages. If you don't fulfill this requirement, you will lose yourself in mazes.
Of course, after 3 years of online play, you should have everything.


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 3:41 pm 
Hmmm... I'll have the marker quest too, Mouski, please. Maybe that'll help...

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Dlord,

I have a problem with the KI number in your signature.
It says: Player added but i don`t see your name in KI buddies list.

Mouski


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 9:26 pm 
The Ki# doesn't belong to the avvie with this particular username, but it is my normal avvie. Unless, of course, I wrote it down wrong...

Ok, I did write it down wrong. It's actually 17967159. Which is odd, as I always thought I'd had it correct...


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Ok. I see the avi`s name now. Thanks.


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