# Feedback and Questions

I've received a lot of interesting comments and questions from Sudoku fans over the last few years and this page
is where I try to answer them. Please feel free to drop me a note on the side of the page or try the Facebook
comment box. Or you can email me directly at andrew@str8ts.com.
On Holiday until 23rd, yay! Feedbacks answered as soon as I get back
**Post a Comment or Question here...**

## Sunday 10-Dec-2006

## ... by: DoloresB, Chicago

Anyone else having a similar problem?

## Sunday 10-Dec-2006

## ... by: Des Fry, UK

When selecting printable version, it displays on the screen as before but when printed the entire grid is printed smaller but with numbers the same size. The result is that there is very little white space left on the paper to write new numbers in.

On A4 paper the grid is printed 4.5 inches square (11.5 cm). It used to print 6.5 inches square.

Just tried it with Internet Explorer V7 - prints correctly (as FireFox did before). Drat! - I like Firefox.

Thanks for a great product!!

Regards - Des

## Saturday 9-Dec-2006

## ... by: Larry COoper,

## Sunday 3-Dec-2006

## ... by: Al, USA

Great program by the way!

## Saturday 2-Dec-2006

## ... by: EJC, United States

## Tuesday 28-Nov-2006

## ... by: Gordon, Valle Crucis, NC USA

Problem: Program hung (wait state) on pointing pairs.

I had entered the original numbers into the form and saved it. What I had so far in my solution as far as I got matched up with yours. But you went on to some Extreme Strategies (like Death Blossom) that were eliminating possibilities but not adding any numbers before it hung.

When it hung I attempted to go back a step but the "Take Step" went gray. I took note that B6 and H6 contained 45 and many of the boxes contained 5's. I reloaded the form and added a 5 in B6. I call this the WAG strategy. It worked.

You have created a great learning took. Thanks.

Gordon Brazas

## Monday 27-Nov-2006

## ... by: Sandy, US

I first x-hatch looking for 2 or 3 numbers that go in a box but in a row or a column there. (In other words, they must be adjacent!) These digits I underline signifying to me they are blockers for the box, column/row.

2nd I x-hatch again just to pick up new ones.

THEN I proceed with the usual by putting in all the possibles, ckecking then the other strategies as singles, doubles, etc etc. etc.

RESULT of marking all these blockers is firstly utilizing these as if they were single digits, blocking a col/row and giving more information to solve many cells in the original x-hatching.

Please do try this and perhaps you can explain it better to others.

(THO it is probably already known but I would think more people would do it as the first two steps.)

Any comments?

Sandy

PS I am in AWE of your solver. I find it a most useful learning tool!!!!!!

http://www.sudoku.org.uk/discus/messages/2/2.html?1164583575

## Monday 27-Nov-2006

## ... by: Cesar Campo, Colombia

I would only suggest an enhancement when importing Jigsaw puzzles since there are countless number of shapes, especially ugly shapes, it would be important to also have the opportunity to import the shape itself if the shape is not in the list you have, that way you can use the solver to solve any Jigsaw Sudoku no matter what shape it is.

I've created some beautiful shapes myself, they're probably also published somewhere since there are thousands of people creating Jigsaws shapes at the same time though.

Thanks and congratulations for the excellent Sudoku solver.

Cesar Campo

## Sunday 26-Nov-2006

## ... by: Tawitko, Black Forest, Germany

many thanks for this helpful site. I'm well impressed by the amount of the different solution strategies, you have implemented.

And now there is even the solver for Jigsaw puzzles, wow.

Recently I found a different shape (like a red cross), link for example pic:

"http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/5457/dream0611171wg1.jpg"

This puzzle was posted in

"http://www.sudoku-raetsel.com/forum/showtopic.php?threadid=54"

Best Regards

Wolfgang

You can read German, yes? Does the page say if that jigsaw shape has a name, or a creator. If I add it to the list I'd like to credit the person or web site who made the shape. Probably a long shot, but I thought I'd ask.

## Sunday 26-Nov-2006

## ... by: bente, my

## Sunday 26-Nov-2006

## ... by: Michael J., USA

I don't know if this is a bug or if I am missing something.

Using the first example in the Jigsaw solver, I took a step then went to printable version and printed it.

The canidates on the printable version show "3568" in box A2, but the printed version shows "003056080", this is true across the entire puzzle.

I am using Windows XP SP2 and IE 7

Thank You for all your hard work on this site!

Best Regards

Michael

OK, I've removed the zeros, I was getting grey zeros on prints. Not so perfectly lined up now but pretty good.