Sunday, 22 July 2007

Easy time (with hints)

4
1
3
2


And here is a hint to get you started, it is possible to find (or limit to a few candidates) the values for the greyed cells below:
4
1
3
2


When this is done, the value for blue and pink pieces can be found with a bit of logic. At this point, solving the puzzle should not be too hard :)

1 comment:

h3lix said...

Great puzzle!
Here was my walkthrough for the beginning:
RxCy means Row x Column y
r is red sum, b is blue sum
| means "or"

Rows 1 and 2 contain 2 red and blue (r and b) sections.
42 (R1+R2)=2r+2b
21=r+b
R6C123=21-r=b
R6C1=R5C3=2
R3C4 = 2r+4b-63 = 42+2b-63 = 2b-21
b is 11|12|13
R3C4 is 1|3|5
R3C1-4 is {1235|1236|1345}
r is 10|9|8
r can't be 8 because that would remove all possibilities for R4C123


I wish I hadn't accidentally seen the hint. I would suggest making hints hidden in some way.