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bonus 3 to -2
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Posted on: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:44 am

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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.

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

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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!!!

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

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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
is what I felt like doing when I saw this bonus puzzle pop up.....uuuugggghhhhh!!!!

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

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Re: bonus 3 to -2
And another -2 to +3 and this one took 90 minutes and 3 tries . How I hate 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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