Clueless Killer Sudoku #3

A while ago I posted 2 Clueless Killer Sudoku puzzles and for the second one I suggested that you shouldn’t attempt to solve it. Well here is another puzzle of the same kind. I won’t make any suggestions this time – I hope you will enjoy the puzzle. 🙂 Again, thanks to Ruud from www.sudocue.net for inventing the “clueless” concept. Unlike Samurai Sudoku, in this puzzle there are 9 Sudoku puzzles with no overlapping regions! If you attempt to solve them individually – you won’t get far. Here is where the “clueless” part comes in: in all of those 9 puzzles, the center nonet is just one cage. As you plug in your numbers, center nonets (shaded in grey) start filling up. The trick is that those 9 center nonets, put together, also constitute a valid Sudoku puzzle. So, when you run out of ideas, start working on the 10th puzzle and it will give you enough information to solve the whole lot. Those 10 puzzles together have, of course, a single solution. Clueless Killer Sudoku for Monday, February 19, 2007 – this is the only place you can find this kind of Sudoku puzzles!
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8 Comments

  1. Karin
    Posted March 7, 2007 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    Hi,

    I just LOVE your clueless sudokus, both killer and consecutive. I hope they will come more frequently in the future!

  2. PeteTy
    Posted March 16, 2007 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    wow

    i found the other two clueless killers a year or so ago… ill get right on the #3 …

    this has gotta be my favorite varient

    be nice to have one every spring.

  3. Posted April 4, 2007 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    First clueless, personally a fan of Loco, but! A question, as this is my first clueless (Did I mention this is my first clueless? Did I mention I am.. well.. somewhat clueless?)
    Each puzzle (9×9) has its own numbers, I understand that they do not OVERLAP with each other, but the sides that butt up against each other, do those numbers run non-consecutively? I notice that there are occassionally numbers that are consecutive in adjoining puzzles, but just wanted to clarify this for my clueless self, and any others who may be clueless as well..
    Thanks~

  4. Posted April 15, 2007 at 5:13 am | Permalink

    where can I find explanations on how to play KIMO PUZZLES?

  5. anamaria lasarte
    Posted May 23, 2007 at 3:55 am | Permalink

    hoping for an answere

  6. Posted May 23, 2007 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    anamaria, there is a topic in the forum dedicated to KIMO: http://www.djape.net/sudoku/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15

    The man in charge is Hatman. You can follow the links from the forum to his site.

    Enjoy 🙂

  7. monica
    Posted June 26, 2007 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Please, post more big ones (Clueless killers)
    February is a long time ago

  8. Ruth
    Posted December 4, 2007 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Please, please, please, I really, really, really need a new clueless killer sudoku

    please

    pretty please

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