# Sudoku #209-#212, August 2024

### By: Susan W. Smith

Volume 19, Issue 8, August 2024

### Clueless?

We start with a Sudoku puzzle in progress, where it appears that there are no more obvious or not-so-obvious clues.  Can you find the hidden clue in Puzzle #209

(The answer follows the conclusion of Puzzle #212, the feature puzzle for this month)

### Simply a Logic Puzzle

Difficult rating … 3.5/10
(Rating based on puzzles not requiring advanced techniques)

### Impossible to solve?

Impossible?  No.  Difficult?  Extremely.   Puzzle #211 may be a challenge for you.  Advanced Techniques (Steps 6 and/or 7) are required.  Difficult rating 7.5/10.

### Feature Puzzle

Difficult rating … 3/10
(Rating based on puzzles requiring advanced techniques)

(hint … If you need a refresher on Step 6, please click the April 2023 issue)

May the gentle winds of Sudoku be at your back,
Dan LeKander

Clue for Puzzle #209     What is your next move?  C8R4=6, and then C7R4=4.  Check out boxes 3 & 5.

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Editor’s Note:  Dan would like to hear more from his readers regarding questions, comments, and suggestions.  To confidentially reach Dan, please e-mail him at this address …
info@thousandislandslife.com

And want some fun  . . .  Go back a couple of years and try one! Let us know how you do.

Recently someone wrote to ask how to fill them out online. Unfortunately, you need to print them yourself,  but that is easy to do and I know you will have just as much fun. Also you can use a grid sheet and copy numbers onto the grid.

And, if you have not already done so, we suggest you purchase Dan’s book: “3 Advanced Sudoku Techniques, That Will Change Your Game Forever!” Purchase of a book includes a 50-page blank grid pad, 33 black and two green tokens. The book is available by contacting info@thousandislandslife.com.

### Past Issues

Dan recommends the following Steps to complete the puzzles.

Step 1:  Sudoku Pairs, Triplets and Quads – See September 2015
Step 2:  Turbos & Interaction – See October 2015
Step 3:  Sudoku Gordonian Rectangles and Polygons – See November 2015
Step 4:  XY-Wings & XYZ Wings – See December 2015
Step 5:  X-Wings – See January 2016

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