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 Post subject: Gemstone Sudoku (1)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:16 am 
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You like gemstones?
You like cutting and faceting?
You like Sudoku?
You like Gemstone Sudoku?

The objective of the puzzle is to put instead of the numbers 1-9 the different gemstones/shapes in every row, column, and 3x3 square block.

Cubic Zirconia white Hexagon
Mandarin Garnet oval Cabochon
Ruby Marquise
Blue Sapphire round
Emerald Octagon
Aquamarine Pearshape
Amethyst Fancy Trillion
Peridot Square
Smoky Quartz Bead

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I prepared an Excel file 1853kb (.xls and .xlsx) with drag & drop photos but can't download this extension, ... so I choosed .jpg ....


Wishing you much fun and success,
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 Post subject: Re: Gemstone Sudoku (1)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:11 am 
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Maybe if level is too high, here some more input:

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 Post subject: Re: Gemstone Sudoku (1)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:48 pm 
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Awesome! I love this idea....but I kind of don't get it.
Give us a clue with one clue filled in.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:15 am 
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Each 3/3 block should be fullfilled with different gemstones.
Neither in a column nor in a row should a gem be found twice.


In the above case the beginning is in the last 3/3 block:
There were only missing Ruby Navette and Amethyst Fancy Trillion.
Because Ruby Navette ist in line 7 in the middle of the second 3/3 block there is no chance for to put in the third 3/3 block between Mandarine Garnet oval Cabochon and Emerald Octagon. So the result could only be line 9 third 3/3 block in the middle between Peridot Square and Sapphire round. Last missing gemstone in the third 3/3 ist Amethyst Fancy Trillion and than this 3/3 block is complete.

I completed for you as start-up assistance also last column and last row.

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Next step could be: block no 8
Peridot is not allowed right because on the block above there is already Peridot
Peridot is not allowed left because two blocks above there is also already Peridot.
Only chance is the middle of 3/3 block.
You understand it?

Than you have to search for the very best next column or row for to find out which gemstone to put on which section, .... :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Gemstone Sudoku (1)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:46 am 
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Thanks. :oops: I was looking at it as a crossword puzzle. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Gemstone Sudoku (1)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:04 am 
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Yes, it's a something like a crossword puzzle.
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Sorry for disappointing you.
It took a very long time for to build this idea, .... :cry:


So - last but not least - the result:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:10 am 
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No no...I'm not looking beyond your first pic... love Suduko, keeps the brain ticking.
Had to try it in paintshop..only worked out 2 so far but I'm getting there..... Thanks for doing this. :D

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