Daily Consecutive Sudoku (Hard)
Friday 30th April 2010
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How to play
A Consecutive Sudoku is based on the same rules as a standard Sudoku grid. However, you will also find
a thick grey line separating some cells, the two cells either side of this separating line are
consecutive, i.e. there is only a difference of 1 in their values.
This is an example of a completed Consecutive Sudoku puzzle. You will notice that every thick grey line
has two numbers either side that are only different by 1.
This is a Consecutive Sudoku starting grid, and we can fill in the hilighted cells. The easiest cells to
start with in a Consecutive Sudoku are those that are 'consecutive' with a 1 or a 9 - there is only
one possible solution in this situation, either a 2 or a 8 respectively. We can use this to fill in
the top and bottom highlighted cells.
The highlighted cell to fill in on the center-right is a little trickier to fill in. We can use the
normal rules of Sudoku to eliminate 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. This leaves us with just 5 and 9. We
also know that this number be must be consecutive with 6, i.e. 5 or 7. This allows us to fill this
cell in with a 5.
This is another Consecutive Sudoku starting grid, can you find the value of the hilighted cell by
combining the standard Sudoku rules with the rules for Consecutive Sudoku?
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There are two ways to play a Sudoku puzzle, you can just use the mouse/touchscreen, or you can use the mouse and keyboard.
You can switch between the two methods any time you like, and can use a combination of both.
Playing with a mouse/touchscreen.
- When you have found a square where you can enter a number, click/touch that square. The square will turn light blue.
Above and below the puzzle is the number selection. Click/touch the number you want to enter in to that cell.
If there is already a number in that square, it will be over-written.
- If you want to enter a pencil mark, click/touch the square you want to put in a pencil mark. It will turn light blue.
Click/touch the pencil icon above or below the puzzle. This icon will turn light blue, and you are now in pencil marks mode.
Whenever you click/touch a number now, a pencil mark will be put in the square instead.
To remove a number as a pencil mark, make sure you are in pencil marks mode, and click/touch the number again.
You can exit pencil mark mode by clicking/touching the pencil icon, it will turn back to normal.
- If you want to clear a particular square, make sure that square is selected and is in light blue.
Click/touch the eraser icon. If there is a number in that square, it will be removed.
If you click/touch it again, any pencil marks in that square will be removed.
Playing with a mouse and keyboard.
- You will need to select a square by clicking on it with the mouse, it will turn light blue.
You can change the current square by using the cursor keys on your keyboard.
- To enter a number, press that number on the keyboard. If there is already a number in that square, it will be overwritten.
To remove a number, press the backspace or delete key on your keyboard.
- To enter a pencil mark, press control, shift, or alt on your keyboard at the same time as pressing a number key.
Do the same thing again to remove that pencil mark.
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