Fastest Sudoku? (in Off-topic)

QBPixel Sage July 14 2006 11:48 PM EDT

What's your fastest Sudoku time? For me, on easy level, its 6:48. Mac users, you can get a Sudoku Widget here .

Stephen July 16 2006 7:42 PM EDT

I saw this recently that shows exposes that con of Suduko: They can be solved without any brain power at all. Unlike crosswords.

th00p July 16 2006 8:48 PM EDT

Your time: 4 minutes, 48 seconds

That was my 2nd try. Wait till I get warmed up a bit.

QBPixel Sage July 16 2006 9:09 PM EDT

th00p, did you make use of any automated tasks? Such as auto pencil marks, or auto-tell-you-you-got-a-wrong-answer or anything? If you happen to be using the widget, how many points did you get?

flamewind July 16 2006 9:17 PM EDT

The solvable link is only for the easy Sudokus, the harder ones involve logic and strategy such as X-wing and Y-wing and so on.

QBsutekh137 July 16 2006 9:34 PM EDT

Yeah, I was wondering about that "no-thinking" strategy... My boss was showing me some advanced puzzles (and techniques), and the brute force "process of elimination" only seemed to be effective for easy puzzles.

I'm not saying the most advanced puzzles reach master level chess difficulty, but there is more to the puzzles than first glance (hence the longevity).

th00p July 17 2006 7:17 AM EDT

No automated tasks, just my brain, my eyes, and, I used as my site for creating my sudokus.

th00p July 17 2006 5:22 PM EDT

Oh. No Widget, as I'm not a Mac User, and didn't tbother to see if there was a PC version available.
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