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The calcudoku.org 2013 End Of Year Puzzle
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Author:  clm  [ Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:26 pm ]
Post subject:  The calcudoku.org 2013 End Of Year Puzzle

I have solved this 17x17 puzzle proposed on Dec 24, 2013. Btw, I suggest to include the drawing in the Forum for future reference since logically after some time that special link will be removed.

Despite those big cages (8-cell, 7-cell and three 6-cell cages, ...) the puzzle is easy-medium in my opinion though it requires some time. What makes it interesting is the presence of the "prime" number 17 :-) :-), of course. Like in the past (with other Christmas puzzles) probably awarding some points to it (i.e., via a book code) would motivate more puzzlers to complete it.

(This is the first 17x17 calcudoku proposed in this site IIRC)

Author:  pnm  [ Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The calcudoku.org 2013 End Of Year Puzzle

clm wrote:
Btw, I suggest to include the drawing in the Forum for future reference since logically after some time that special link will be removed.

Ok, here's the link:

http://www.calcudoku.org/calcudoku_endofyear.pdf

[woot]

clm wrote:
(This is the first 17x17 calcudoku proposed in this site IIRC)

As opposed to all those 17x17 puzzles on other sites??? :-)

Author:  clm  [ Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The calcudoku.org 2013 End Of Year Puzzle

pnm wrote:
clm wrote:
Btw, I suggest to include the drawing in the Forum for future reference since logically after some time that special link will be removed.

Ok, here's the link:

http://www.calcudoku.org/calcudoku_endofyear.pdf

[woot]

clm wrote:
(This is the first 17x17 calcudoku proposed in this site IIRC)

As opposed to all those 17x17 puzzles on other sites??? :-)


Thanks, I have saved the pdf.

Yeah, then this is a millestone, since the 16x16 was the wider till the moment, right?. I think other sites only reach the 9x9 (for the moment [smile]).

Author:  jaek  [ Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The calcudoku.org 2013 End Of Year Puzzle

I finished the end-of-year puzzle with 80 minutes left in 2013 (according to the server clock). I think clm summed it up nicely. Not overly hard - just requires dedication to stick it through to the end. And the most enjoyable part is cells like 238x and 272x. Thanks very much.

Author:  pnm  [ Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The calcudoku.org 2013 End Of Year Puzzle

Here's the solution of the puzzle, courtesy of 'veryevilking',
with annotation of thought processes :-)

Image

Author:  veryevilking  [ Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The calcudoku.org 2013 End Of Year Puzzle

hahaha [thumbup]

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