Classic Sudoku rules are as follow : Each row, column and 3x3 region must contain the digits 1-9 once.
Trying to create classic sudokus is not easy for me. I managed to insert more logic in this one, but is still very easy for sudokus adepts.
You can use Penpa-edit for solving it on your browser.
Lösungscode: Row 3, followed by column 5.
am 15. Juni 2020, 18:52 Uhr von Carrick22
@Puzzle_Maestro you put in words what I couldn't say. It is definetly what I see here, and I do not complain about it; at the end of the day the rating on the puzzle shouldn't be bothersome (unless you hit a <1% which would be amazing) if some people enjoyed it.
am 15. Juni 2020, 18:04 Uhr von glum_hippo
I am in complete agreement with your first sentence, P_M
am 15. Juni 2020, 18:00 Uhr von Puzzle_Maestro
I wouldn’t say classics with only ‘simple’ logic are bad puzzles; often, this logic can be applied in nice ways making the puzzle very satisfying to solve. In other markets, this puzzle would certainly be rated fairly highly. I think on this portal however, people have come to expect more sophisticated variants and accompanying logic, so the rating will naturally be lower.
am 15. Juni 2020, 16:11 Uhr von glum_hippo
It seems that some of the more sophisticated solving techniques of classic sudoku come up more rarely in variants, and the hard part is often just thinking through the implications of novel constraints. So a classic sudoku can very well stump people in ways no other puzzle can. (No value judgment implied either way)
- Agreed, and it's why making a dynamic classic puzzle is hard for me : It is the kind of logic i've hardly ever experimented with. -@Carrick22
am 15. Juni 2020, 15:22 Uhr von Carrick22
@Puzzle_Maestro Thanks ! I do think that puzzles with a twist attract more people since they offer a new challenge for each one of them, and classical puzzles are usually easier than variants (and sadly easier is often associated with not better, but not always)
am 15. Juni 2020, 14:10 Uhr von Puzzle_Maestro
Nice puzzle! I agree that creating good classics is rather difficult, and you did an excellent job here. I think the rating is very high as far as classic sudoku goes, I suspect there are some people who refuse to rate them highly.