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Posted on: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:44 am




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Post Re: bonus 3 to -2
When I'm doing a puzzle that contains zeroes, I always use the bold feature to highlight the zeroes, but ONLY the zeroes. That way, I can see the pattern of the zeroes and I find this helps me a lot.


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Posted on: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:58 pm




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Post Re: bonus 3 to -2
Yes, I do the same.....but with all those possible zeroes in the last puzzle it took quite a few tries before I found one that was the best possible solution and then tried working around it for the other numbers........one age had a -3 and there were (I think) 3 or 4 possible solutions each of which was tried and then the zero combinations were added and after all the trial /error arrangements, one solution showed up.........again, I thought this was one tough bonus puzzle!!!


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Posted on: Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:56 am




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Post Re: bonus 3 to -2
Another tough bonus puzzle: 2 cages with 4 "0" in each; 1 cage with 3 "O"; and 2 cages with 2 "0" = a total of 15 zeroes out of 36 cells .........did solve it but it sure felt like a long frustrating time
[crying] is what I felt like doing when I saw this bonus puzzle pop up.....uuuugggghhhhh!!!!


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Posted on: Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:28 am




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Post Re: bonus 3 to -2
And another -2 to +3 and this one took 90 minutes and 3 tries [cursing]. How I hate [mad] these ones...for me they have to be the worst puzzles that I am capable of solving uuuggghhh !....plus it had to happen on a Monday, for which a lot of time and patience is required !!


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Posted on: Mon May 24, 2021 9:17 am




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Post Re: bonus 3 to -2
And, again the [crying] puzzle popped up again.....a lot of zeroes again but ran into a cage that was 3 cells and marked (x3-) and the 3 was , I thought already used.....took only 17.5 minutes this time as there were a lot of numbers used differently in some cages and still be correct.....I believe I might have "lucked out" on this one:)........so I solved this one and yet I struggle with every 0 to 7 puzzle (which is my next puzzle) [cursing]......41.75 minutes !!!


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