31.12.2022, 04:42

My apologies if this question is in the wrong forum. I don't speak German and I'm having issues navigating the different topics.

Some time ago I discovered a succinct rule set that allows the creation of a unique miracle sudoku with 0 given digits. Yep, that's right, a complete blank starting grid. No digits, no lines, no outside sums, nothing...just completely blank. There is however one small problem; I can't even begin to solve it :)

The puzzle allows you to get one digit rather trivially, but after that it is way beyond my level of ability to make any headway into solving it.

So my question is what should I do with it? At the moment I have two possibilities. The obvious first one which is to do nothing. This would be the easiest, although it would pain me to throw away such a rare find. The other possibility is to run a contest and offer a prize to someone who can find a logical path. If someone can find a logical path it would be absolutely fantastic, but I think the odds of this are quite slim. So it might just have the effect of annoying a lot of people. Also I'm not sure how many people would care in the first place :)

All thoughts and ideas are appreciated.

Cheers, Tim.

Some time ago I discovered a succinct rule set that allows the creation of a unique miracle sudoku with 0 given digits. Yep, that's right, a complete blank starting grid. No digits, no lines, no outside sums, nothing...just completely blank. There is however one small problem; I can't even begin to solve it :)

The puzzle allows you to get one digit rather trivially, but after that it is way beyond my level of ability to make any headway into solving it.

So my question is what should I do with it? At the moment I have two possibilities. The obvious first one which is to do nothing. This would be the easiest, although it would pain me to throw away such a rare find. The other possibility is to run a contest and offer a prize to someone who can find a logical path. If someone can find a logical path it would be absolutely fantastic, but I think the odds of this are quite slim. So it might just have the effect of annoying a lot of people. Also I'm not sure how many people would care in the first place :)

All thoughts and ideas are appreciated.

Cheers, Tim.