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This puzzle is certainly not Solving the crossword: The clues: Then solving as a 'Wordoku': (Not posted logical path as it is quite straightforward, but can if needed)


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COMPLETED GRID REASONING First steps: Moving on: Some Sudoku forcing: Finishing up:


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Solution (click to see large version): The first thing is to produce the following list: I: 1234 6789 II: 23 78 III: 3 8 IV: 4 V: 45678 VI: 678 VII: 78 X: 9 From that, standard Sudoku techniques apply. I'll just list some middle steps below.


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Should've known what I'd gotten myself into when starting, whew. Great puzzle! Really hard, but I hope I got everything right. 0th Step: Try to squeeze out everything we can by normal Sudoku first: 1st Step: 2nd Step: 3rd step: Last step:


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This is a fantastic puzzle! Incredibly difficult, but with a really nice solution path. I have no idea how you managed to come up with this! Solution: How to solve: (This took me about 7 hours so my memory of early logic is fairly rusty, but I have explained as best I can) 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: And finally, cleaning up the right hand grid and entering ...


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The final answer is: Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Step 4:


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Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Step 4:


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Standard Sudoku rules Looking for the I-tetromino Looking for the T-tetromino Looking for the L-tetromino Looking for the S-tetromino


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COMPLETED GRID REASONING Looking up top: At the bottom: Finishing up:


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I used the exact same logic for each picture here: With that in mind, some pictures, in order. I mostly completed two regions per picture. Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: Step 6 (and the solution): Not hard but quite enjoyable.


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COMPLETED GRID REASONING Using the dots, we get some quick deductions: Not stuck in the middle: Finishing up:


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COMPLETED GRID REASONING Looking at the X: Some more logic in the upper left: The pentomino on R4C4: A quick Sudoku hit: Place the F: Finishing the pentominous: Back to Sudoku: Continuing in the lower right: Finishing up:


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COMPLETED GRID REASONING To begin: A deduction: Moving into the unshaded squares: The rest of the grid is just Sudoku fill-ins.


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Iterating over rows: Then iterating over columns:


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Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4


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The solution: Here's the process for solving: (Image below) Next: (Image below) Next: (Image below)


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First, let's take a look at the rows and columns with 0s Now, Let's use the top-edge clues once again! After that, Now to use the left-edge clues To wrap it all up,


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Completed Grid Reasoning Continuing in the right column of squares: Some additional deductions: Finishing up:


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Starting by going through each box from top to bottom, then left to right: Repeating the process: Thanks for another fun solve!


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Converting the partial numbers to notes: Filling in numbers based on notes: Iterating through rows: Thanks @BeastlyGerbil for this fun series!


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Repeatedly iterating over the boxes (regions?) gave me: Then, doing the same over the columns gave me: All in all, this was a great puzzle! The gaps in the board made it a little tricky to keep track of how some numbers blocked certain spaces, but it was still very enjoyable. Looking forward to more of the series! :) This was a pretty straightforward solve,...


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You actually spoiled a key trick that so I could easily come up with the answer of which was generated in the following way: As a bonus, there is an answer if you restrict the pair sums to only 11:


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Final solution:


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The Sudoku (Will try and put into excel and clean up the images when I have the time) Starting off, we can make some quick and easy deductions: Moving on, there are a lot of hidden singles throughout the grid Even more hidden singles later... And the solution: The Nurikabe Keeping the numbers and filling in the obvious cells gets us this starting point:...


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The first thing to note is that some standard sudoku principles apply. For example for each row and column as well as each block can only contain a particular digit 3 times in each place. I will use notation [row,column]. To start off we can notice that in the fifth row all 3 of the right zeros ( -0) are filled in so entry [5,4] (2-) must be equal to 22 ...


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