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King Kong Meets Godzilla (Posted on 2009-02-26) Difficulty: 4 of 5
This problem combines the familiar Skyscraper puzzle with Sudoku. The board is a basic Sudoku set-up, with each digit from 1 through 9 appearing once in every row, column and each of the nine 3x3 cell blocks. Only one starting number (the '3' in the middle cell of the board), is provided.

The final grid numbers 1 through 9 also represent the unit height (e.g. storeys) of the building sitting on each cell. So in true Skyscraper fashion, the outer numbers provided around the grid indicate the number of buildings that are visible when viewed inwardly across, up or down the respective row or column, or diagonally from the four corners.

Have fun with this one! It's tougher than it might first appear! (Hint: Some digits will be duplicated along the two diagonals, so this isn't a Sudoku 'X' problem!)

4 2 5 2 1 2 3 3 4 4 3
4 4
1 3
3 2
2 4
3 3 2
4 2
9 1
3 3
2 4
3 5 1 2 8 2 2 3 3 2 3


See The Solution Submitted by rod hines    
Rating: 4.2500 (4 votes)

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re: time on my hands .. not | Comment 7 of 8 |
(In reply to time on my hands .. not by ed bottemiller)

Ed, you are correct in the assumptions you made. When I was solving it, I found that the diagonal clues were essential.

As I have no idea how to create a computer programme, I solved it simply using pen and paper and found it very rewarding!


  Posted by Josie Faulkner on 2009-03-02 17:16:19
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