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The beginning The first puzzles The third blanket Crosses This suggest the following rule: Irregular grids The flower/star/explosion/fireworks-symbol The last blanket The last puzzle Using the The puzzle is completed! Extraction So now we know the final solution! Some more notes on the final answer


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Completed grid Step by Step Solution Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11 Step 12 Step 13


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The final picturesque landscape: (For all images, open link/click for a larger version) 1. Starting small: 2. Big next step: 3. More progress: 4. A small sticking point: 5. Nearly done: 6. Complete!


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In the bottom right corner, in the 6-clue pointing right, you know: This forces: The bottom right corner falls to easy deductions: Next: Finishing up:


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You can start in the area near the orange cursor:


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(Dupe, but with pic) You have an X-wing of ones at the bottom right, so you can place the 1 in the 12 clue:


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Not necessarily. The difficulty level of sudoku is not determined by the amount of restrictions there are on the puzzle, but rather the level of skill and techniques required to solve the puzzle. The easiest of sudoku puzzles will require basic understanding of sudoku logic, whereas the hardest will require advanced techniques and understanding. There is ...


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Look at the 9th column (2,7,1): Then in that row (4,9), Then in that column (8,3), That allows you to fill in quite a few cells in that column, which will then enable you to make more deductions in the relevant rows.


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In the rightmost column If it were are the bottom, row 17 (always included in the 6) would force the 7 in the next column to the bottom too, but it wouldn't fit because of the 1 on row 18 (also always included in the 6) forces r18c19 to be empty.


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Here is a solution What I have not considered


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The whole set is ... ... because it is the only way that allows ...


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Graylocke has worked through an older version of the puzzle, which did not have a unique solution. If (s)he would had seen the updated puzzle, I’m sure that (s)he would have been able to solve it quickly using the same type of deductions which (s)he had been using. However, since it’s been more than a year without any updates, I am posting my solution. ...


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A late, but step-by-step solution. Click on any picture for a full-size version


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