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Sudoku Variants Series (271) - German Whispers

(Eingestellt am 3. Juni 2020, 00:00 Uhr von Richard)

Für dieses Sudoku-Varianten-Projekt habe ich geplant, jede Woche eine andere Sudokuvariante zu veröffentlichen. Ich werde sehen wie lange es dauert bis mir die Ideen ausgehen.

German Whispers
Verwende die üblichen Sudoku-Regeln.
Benachbarte Ziffern entlang der markierten grauen Linien haben eine Differenz von mindestens fünf.

Die Anregung zu diesem Rätsel kommt von Christoph Seeliger (Realshaggy) WSC 2019.

Lösungscode: Zeile 6, gefolgt von Spalte 7.

Zuletzt geändert am 5. Juni 2020, 16:26 Uhr

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am 5. Juni 2020, 16:26 Uhr von Richard
Changed label. Thanks for notifying.

am 4. Juni 2020, 01:28 Uhr von Joo M.Y
Tag should be fixed. (Snake to Sudoku)

am 3. Juni 2020, 20:13 Uhr von Mody
Great :)

am 3. Juni 2020, 18:21 Uhr von Senior
Thank you for this interesting insight into your work and still lots of good ideas in all your ways!

am 3. Juni 2020, 16:31 Uhr von Richard
@Senior: that depends on some factors.
The first stage is thinking about the type and the intrinsic logic involved, followed by thinking about a possible entry in the puzzle. Mostly I do that either when I am driving to/back from work or during my lunch break walk in the park. It can be a process of days.
Second is the real designing, working out the ideas. That stage mostly takes from one to three hours I guess (I don't use a timer though).
The last stage is testing and fine-tuning. That can be anything from 15 minutes untill a couple of hours too. Sometimes the puzzle doesn't develop in the direction I want, so I have to start again. Fortunately that doesn't happen too often.
So all in all: a time consuming process, but with wide differentiation in time spent.
If I have to make a rough estimation for the average of SVS-puzzles: 2,5 hours. (After stage 1.)

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am 3. Juni 2020, 16:05 Uhr von CHalb
And "Chinese whispers" in German is "stille Post". I didn't know that before reading the WSC instruction booklet.

am 3. Juni 2020, 13:50 Uhr von Circleconstant314
I like how the lines spell out SVS 271! :D Very charming!

am 3. Juni 2020, 12:56 Uhr von Senior
Thanks for this masterpiece, Richard!
What I always wanted to ask: What time do you need to create something so beautiful?

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am 3. Juni 2020, 12:40 Uhr von Realshaggy
That's only half the truth. I had that grey line with the shape of germany already and wanted to use it in a puzzle. So I was looking for a type that works well with long lines that wasn't already on our list. I looked through some blogs and stumbeled across an old puzzle by Tom Collyer called "Chinese Whispers", where neighboring digits differ by at most 2. I changed the rules slightly and also the name. At that point, I had no idea what "Chinese Whispers" really means but that title makes a bit of sense. The changed title is by no means a criticism on german communication abilities :-)

am 3. Juni 2020, 12:06 Uhr von Richard
In the category 'nice to know': Some players asked at WSC2019 where the name German Whispers comes from. The answer is simple: in the competition puzzle, Christoph has used the outline of the German border for drawing the grey line.

am 3. Juni 2020, 11:47 Uhr von Statistica
Tolle Konstruktion. Schön wie immer :-)

am 3. Juni 2020, 10:11 Uhr von Richard
@Jonas: thanks! I liked the design as well, but it's a pity to give up on symmetry with the givens. Unfortunately I didn't manage to make one with a nice difficulty + symmetric givens.

am 3. Juni 2020, 09:57 Uhr von JonaS2010
Nice design :)

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