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 Suguru / Tectonic sample 
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Posted on: Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:08 pm




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 Suguru / Tectonic sample
Apparently mostly called "Suguru", but here in the Netherlands they went with the name "Tectonic".

The rules:
  • a cage of size <n> has the numbers 1..n
  • a number cannot border the same number (horizontally, vertically, diagonally (!))

Note that you need to "let go" the tendency to check rows and columns for unique numbers.

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What's the difficulty level of this one?


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Posted on: Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:29 pm




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Post Re: Suguru / Tectonic sample
It seems too tricky, here is an easier version:

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Posted on: Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:59 pm




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Post Re: Suguru / Tectonic sample
Edit: the puzzle below does not have a single solution.

This one seems pretty brutal:

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Is it solvable with logical steps only?
(you'd think it should be).

I found a couple of numbers, but am a bit stuck with a large number of cells with "123" as the options [blush]


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Posted on: Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:44 am




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Post Re: Suguru / Tectonic sample
The first one was very nice! Quite tricky, but also quite small, so there is only so much to look at.

The last brutal one seems to not have a unique solution: not only can the numbers 1, 2, and 3 not be differentiated (since every cage is of at least size 3 and there are no 1's, 2's or 3's given), but there also seem to be different solutions where the numbers aren't simply swapped for one another.


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Posted on: Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:19 pm




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Post Re: Suguru / Tectonic sample
jpoos wrote:
The last brutal one seems to not have a unique solution: not only can the numbers 1, 2, and 3 not be differentiated (since every cage is of at least size 3 and there are no 1's, 2's or 3's given), but there also seem to be different solutions where the numbers aren't simply swapped for one another.

Thanks for play-testing [thumbup]

This was indeed a bug in the solver, fixed now [smile]


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Posted on: Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:30 pm




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Post Re: Suguru / Tectonic sample
Ok this one then, should still be tricky:

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Posted on: Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:22 pm




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Post Re: Suguru / Tectonic sample
Ok another one:

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