1:39 AM
I've been trying to make a nonconsecutive thermodoku for a while (>10 hours spent shuffling numbers) but I think the ideas I have may be impossible :(

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6:02 AM
@bobble i like having an online solver open in a separate tab (if you can find one that supports those rules)
every few steps check that a solution exists with the givens you have so far
because it's easy to break the puzzle in a non-obvious way that you only find out somewhere down the line
and also because i suck at solving sudoku and might just break it in an obvious way and not see it

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What should replace the question mark? Explain why. If, 001 111 100 | | | | | | | | = 2:3 | | | | 010 111 100 | | | | | | | | = 2:3 | | | | 100 111 100 | | | | | | | | = 2:3 | | | | Then, 000 110 100 | ...

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11:15 AM
I forgot there was a C4 going on lol

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1:22 PM
@Jafe that's how I know it's likely impossible. Once I get to at least 17 numbers I generate 500 solutions and... every single one fails the non-consecutive constraint
I can't find a nonconsecutive solver
@oAlt oopsie

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A group of (possibly over-polite) people have just finished their meal at a restaurant. One of them asks, "Does anyone want dessert?" The table goes quiet. Some of the people might want dessert. But nobody wants to say "yes" first, in case they are the only one, and look like a pig while making e...