### Consecutive Pairs Sudoku by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: PS

Author/Opus: This is the 82nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Consecutive Pairs Sudoku rules. (If a gray circle is given between two adjacent cells, then the two numbers in those cells must be consecutive. Note not all gray circles are given; adjacent cells without a circle may contain either consecutive numbers or nonconsecutive numbers.)

Answer String: Enter the 6th row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 8th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:45, Master = 7:00, Expert = 14:00

Solution: PDF

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• skynet says:

21:27

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• skynet says:

I took 17mins to identify and the rest is history….

• drsudoku says:

Zl oernx-va, juvpu vf cebonoyl hahfhny, jnf gb frr gung va E5P8, E6P8, E7P8 gurer pna bayl or bar rira ahzore nf whfg 2 naq 8 ner yrsg. Guvf zrnaf E6P8 vf rira. Lbh pna znex gur cnevgl bs gur bgure pryyf naq trg E3P7 vf nyfb rira naq = 2.

• skynet says:

Come to speak about heuristics and that surely must define one.Much better and cleaner logic!! Thank you.

• Deanna says:

Honestly, I got the consecutive part of the PS figured out pretty quickly and then for some reason took an embarrassingly long time to do the rest of the normal sudoku.

• Pranav kamesh says:

Nice sudoku.solved in about 10-15 minutes.

• Akash Doulani says:

11.16.finding the start was the most difficult part.

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