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by:Santa Klaus

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by:24:34 nice

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Latimer - That was an easy one! Thanks for the pleasure. Can't wait for the next one!

by:Tom

 
26' First time ever to get one of these solved! Need to train Settis more...

 

by: kolumbus

 
 
Hi Tom, welcome.
Setti's rule really is a powerful tool; however in this case it's not needed, the col-swordfish on ABD123 tells us that compartments B1-5 and D1-6 must contain 2, which solves the rest easily.

 

by: morl

 
 
however, for some people (including me) it's easier to see a Setti than a fish.

 

by: Andrejs

 
 
It is also my case. After CE (especially in column 7) the
Setti was my only tool.

 

by: Andrejs

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Sorry, I made a mistake: especially in column 8 (not 7).

by:Santa Stefan

 

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X Puzzle

 

by: ThomasF

 
 
thanks Stefan, that was a really nice one

 

by: Harm

 
 
Thank you Stefan. I needed the X until the end.

 

by: jgrab

 
 
40 min; step by step with standard tools. Thanks!

 

by: hp

 
 
puh very hard, but doable without chain Need the whole Toolbox
Thank you Stefan, undoubtedly another X masterpiece

 

by: aw

 
 
I really appreciate being forced to do X-Versions by this Advent calendar - the frequent problem is that somewhere in between I forget about the X and worry about uniqueness :-) Really a nice and doable one - thanks for all those puzzles!

 

by: kolumbus

 
 
Very nice and challenging, thank you, holy Stefan!
The key for me was CE on A-D4.

 

by: Jonas

 
 
May someone explain to me the "X-Factor"? Is it a tool?
Thanks in advance

 

by: Christoph

 
 
Jonas, you have to apply for the diagonals A1-J9 and J1-A9
(this "X") the same rules
as for all the rows and columns.

 

by: Christoph

 
 
Excellent X-str8t, Stefan. Solvable without chaining. Thanks a lot.

 

by: Jonas

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Got it, thx Christoph (Danke!)



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  • 18' - quite easy, one setti
       - Michael - 23 minutes ago
  • Sorry, my key was accurate eliminations in column 8 (not 7).
       - Andrejs - 1 day ago
  • 46 - beautifull
       - chris - 1 day ago
  • 15:45. Settis.
       - mv - 1 day ago
  • 17 min a few settis; loved it
       - Hildi - 1 day ago
  • Accurate eliminations in column 7 was my key. Good solving thread.
       - Andrejs - 1 day ago
  • 45' one of few extremes I'm able to solve. Besides one setti more like a 4* puzzle.
       - Tom - 1 day ago
  • 26 min - nice settis
       - 7iron - 1 day ago
  • I liked it
       - val - 1 day ago
  • 31 min
       - poblid - 1 day ago
  • 18 min, very easy and snowy
       - effchen - 1 day ago
  • 40 Minuten, war gar nicht so sehr schwer
       - wjanet - 1 day ago
  • 35:24; two attempts, same solution: "Unknown Error Occurred. hmmm."
       - abracadabra - 1 day ago
  • 24' nice and easy
       - Boerny - 1 day ago
  • 10 min.
       - Katjulik - 1 day ago
  • 8m40s (no guessing) - I must have gotten lucky and progressively looked at the right part of the puzzle - the cells fell like dominoszle.
       - MrBill - 1 day ago
  • 36 minutes
       - Sabine - 1 day ago
  • enjoyable, but not *that* easy (did I overlook something?)
       - A B Traherne - 1 day ago
  • 43 ' - only setties
       - Andreas - 1 day ago
  • 9 min
       - Cminor - 1 day ago
  • 9' on the second attempt - a wing and a setti
       - Jan - 1 day ago
  • 18 min very nice, a few settis thats all.
       - juehe - 1 day ago
  • 13' With my brains as grey as the weather outside, this was a nice puzzle.
       - Marc - 1 day ago
  • 36 - I'm very satisfied
       - Dietmar - 1 day ago
  • 19 min,a good time for me.Settis.
       - mparmen - 1 day ago
  • 14 min easy
       - jgrab - 1 day ago
  • 19' easy on a Sunday morning with first snow
       - Hel - 1 day ago
  • 12 min, straight forward, no surprises
       - easydoesit - 1 day ago
  • 11 min
       - Sepp - 1 day ago
  • 08:40
       - Eliott - 1 day ago