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This sudoku hides a famous person from the past. A solution will be accepted if the sudoku is solved (with steps to solve).

history sudoku

The letters used are: abceloprt (in alphabetical order).

PS. Accidentally, there is also a bonus historical figure in the middle (not diagonally).

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    $\begingroup$ Without bothering with the Sudoku, is it a friend of Mark Antony? $\endgroup$ – Strawberry Aug 24 '16 at 18:16
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    $\begingroup$ It might be. :) $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 24 '16 at 18:28
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    $\begingroup$ There should be an alphabetical-sudokus tag, considering I've done one recently too $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Aug 24 '16 at 18:36
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    $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil I think that the term is [wordoku]... $\endgroup$ – user58 Aug 24 '16 at 19:06
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    $\begingroup$ @Mithrandir, well I just created the alphaduko tag but guess that could be a synonym $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Aug 24 '16 at 19:21
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I think the answer is:

Cleopatra

And the bonus is Plato ;)

Sudoku

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  • $\begingroup$ Now if only you explain how you solved the sudoku. :) And if you name the other accidental historical figure - unfortunately, can't give bonus upvotes. :) $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 24 '16 at 18:36
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    $\begingroup$ So how specific are you wanting the steps to solve? I solved it the same way you solve any sudoku by going through the board figuring out where letters fit according the the standard rules of sudoku, I actually missed the letters being given above and scanned the board to get the nine unique letters first. $\endgroup$ – Forral Aug 24 '16 at 18:39
  • $\begingroup$ Well, I hope so. Otherwise, it could be cheating a bit :) I am accepting the answer as it has an image with the Sudoku solved and named both the historical figures. :) $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 24 '16 at 18:41
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Not sure how to format - looks good in edit view...

 +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
 | C | p | o | l | e | t | r | a | b |
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
 | a | L | t | p | r | b | c | o | e |
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
 | r | b | E | c | a | o | p | l | t |
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
 | l | t | a | O | c | r | b | e | p |
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
 | b | r | c | e | P | l | a | t | o |
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
 | o | e | p | b | t | A | l | c | r |
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
 | e | a | b | r | o | c | T | p | l |
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
 | t | o | l | a | b | p | e | R | c |
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
 | p | c | r | t | l | e | o | b | A |
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+

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    $\begingroup$ A solution will be accepted if the sudoku is solved (with steps to solve). This answer does not sufficiently answer the question posed. $\endgroup$ – Will Aug 24 '16 at 18:30
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    $\begingroup$ I upvoted your answer, but accepted the other as it had more information first - the solved sudoku, the historical figure and even the bonus one. $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 24 '16 at 18:47

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