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Another very sparse Sudoku (Posted on 2022-09-02) Difficulty: 5 of 5
In this Sudoku, with normal rules applying, but no starting numbers are given. There are 14 diagonals indicated, each having a sum indicated by a "?". The 14 question mark values add to 178.

The figure is here:

            ?
?  __ __ __/__ __ __ __ __ __
 \|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| 
  |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|\
? |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|\?
 \|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| ?
  |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|\
? |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| ? 
 \|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|\
  |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| ?
  |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| 
  /              /  /  /  / 
 ?              ?  ?  ?  ? 

To guard against any notational confusion, you may confirm that the number of cells in each diagonal, going around CW the top, is: (3, 1, 2, 4, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 2, 5, 8). Also, note that some cells are present in two diagonals and so contribute twice to the grand sum of 178.

The puzzle is from the site: "Cracking the Cryptic"

See The Solution Submitted by Steven Lord    
Rating: 5.0000 (1 votes)

Comments: ( You must be logged in to post comments.)
  Subject Author Date
thanks for the correctionSteven Lord2022-09-03 13:37:18
Some ThoughtsSolved, but not sharing. Expanded hint.Jer2022-09-03 12:53:45
re: encouragements... Error?Jer2022-09-03 11:58:30
encouragements...Steven Lord2022-09-02 13:37:41
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