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Pic a pix: Cat - 3/25/2015 2:40:14 PM
Ele78

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Hi!
I'm stuck on the puzzle number 5: Cat in iPhone-max Color volume. The embedded picture shows how far I get before I get stuck. What is the next step here?

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RE: Pic a pix: Cat - 3/26/2015 3:38:35 AM
CharleneTX

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Look again at the 2nd and 3rd columns from the left.

In the 2nd column you should be able to fill in another square of the 8. Then you'll be able

In the 3rd column you should be able to mark one more blank square.

From there I think you'll find several other clues fall into place.

I usually give hints rather than solutions, so if you need more help to see the moves, let me know.

Charlene

RE: Pic a pix: Cat - 3/26/2015 3:40:08 AM
CharleneTX

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Sorry, that should be the 3rd and 4th columns.

RE: Pic a pix: Cat - 3/26/2015 8:44:15 AM
Ele78

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Thank you Charlene!
I found it :)

RE: Pic a pix: Cat - 3/26/2015 12:07:56 PM
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...if i may add to Charlene's wonderfull hints (I have used her help numerous times...) - a technique you might find usefull:
"explore carefully the first and last column & row, taking into consideration the adjacent column / row".

What do I mean by this?

If I look at your puzzle, the first row has only one sequence of 3.
If you ask yourself: can the 3 start right at the beginning of the row (i.e. at column 1's intersection)?
It can be answered by looking at the effect onto the 2nd row:
if the 3 in row 1 starts at column 1, then in row 2 you would get a blank followed by two filled squares (since column 1, 2 & 3 start with 1, 4 & 8 correspondingly).
Since row 2 has to start with a sequence of 1 followed by a blank before the sequence of 2, this means row 1 starts with (at least) 2 blanks.
while this normally yields only a few blanks, this can sometimes help you make progress - in your case, the second blank on row 1 (at column 2 intersection) would yield 3 more blanks in column 2, since the sequence of 4 has just been pushed out

I'll be happy to anser more questions, but if I only confused you, i apologize.

Arik

< Message edited by arik_iis -- 3/26/2015 12:11:04 PM >

RE: Pic a pix: Cat - 3/28/2015 6:01:58 AM
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There are definitely different ways to look at it. Most of the time my help merely involves pointing out where to look and the person asking finds the solution on his or her own.

Charlene

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