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Theme: Missing Digit? (opus 2); this avant-garde sudoku poses the question “Is there a 5 in the grid or not?” It is similar to an earlier work by Dr. Sudoku first displayed at the Silicon Valley Puzzle Festival where a different digit, 8, was missing in the same way.
Answer String: Enter the 1st column from top to bottom, followed by a comma, followed by the 4th column from top to bottom.
Time Standard: Sudoku Master = 4:00, Expert = 12:00, Novice = 40:00
Note: This puzzle may seem a bit hard for a Wednesday puzzle, but it is a fun, narrow solving path puzzle with a refreshing theme. The “Time Standard” at this site is used to tell you how hard a puzzle will be, even when the day of the week might be slightly off. Follow this link for other classic Sudoku. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Sudoku to get started on. More classic Sudoku puzzles can be found in The Art of Sudoku, The Art of Sudoku 2 and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.