Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Grille de la semaine #16 [League of Extraordinary Ladies and Gentlemen #3]

Je n'ai pas encore eu le temps de m'attaquer aux grilles de lundi et mardi mais à en croire les témoignages, elles semblent d'une difficulté passablement élevée. Ma contribution devrait s'avérer nettement plus accessible, à condition d'avoir intégré les mécanismes de cette variante. Créé il y a un peu plus de deux ans à l'occasion de la parution du livre Florilège de variantes de sudoku, le Pointing evens sudoku n'a pas mal vieilli et j'ai toujours plaisir à en réaliser un de temps à autre.

Ladies and gentlemen, a rather gentle puzzle today to bring back things to a more human level after two pretty tough puzzles (as it seems) on days 1 and 2. Pointing evens sudoku is a variant I created about two years ago and that you may, or may not, have already seen here or there. Have fun!

Règles :
Chaque ligne, colonne et région doivent contenir les chiffres de 1 à 9. Les indices à l'extérieur de la grille correspondent au nombre de chiffres pairs dans la diagonale indiquée par la flèche.
Each row, column and region must contain the digits from 1 to 9. Clues outside the grid correspond to the number of even digits in the diagonal indicated by the arrow.

#18 Pointing Evens Sudoku



  1. I have to say, this is the first pointing evens sudoku I actually enjoyed solving. I saw all logic that I had to. Very nicely made.

  2. ps. There is an error in the rules. The digit can repeat along the diagonals.

    1. Indeed, sorry about that. I was in a hurry and I copied the rules from the previous puzzle without checking. Since there are repeating digits among the givens, I guess it was easy to spot - but still, I hope it didn't affect anyone's solving.
      I am glad you found the intended route and liked it; from the author's point of vue, it was a pleasant puzzle to make since I have a particular affection for the piece of logic I used here.
      Thank you for your comment.