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Posted on: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:42 am




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Post -3 t0 3
85 [cursing] minutes to do today's -3 to +3 all because my mind got stuck on only one solution for the -4+ cage [cursing]


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Posted on: Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:55 pm




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Post Re: -3 t0 3
Today's -3 to +3, as always seems to have a "key cage".........today's ( I think) was the cage of: e5,e6 and f6......it took quite awhile as I did most of puzzle and then "ran into" this cage.........looking at the rest of the puzzle my best guess involved a couple of 3's.......then struggled with rest of puzzle for next 20 minutes and then after looking at some of the other areas of the puzzle that was affected, decided "my guess" was "way" wrong.......for those who do try this puzzle I think that cage was the "key".......would like to know if others found the same or something different.


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Posted on: Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:14 pm




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Post Re: -3 t0 3
Hi Beaker,
When I have this issue, I often avoid that “key” cage until the end.
There can be too many possibilities.

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As I looked back to when I saved that puzzle, I had most of row 2 done. The only 2 cells I had left belonged to the 4- cage, and I knew what those two numbers had to be

I also had most of row 3 completed. And that forced the number in 3D.

Then you still have to solve the rest of the puzzle to get the proper order of the two numbers in row 2.

I will send you a PM describing my approach
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ETA : I am doing the wrong puzzle. There is no -4 + cage in the Extra puzzle.


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