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Cross A Pix Help! - 2/11/2018 10:28:32 PM
shrimpo

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I've been able to solve a few smaller puzzles and I decided to move on to something bigger and better but I am well and truly stumped. Please let me know if you need any explanations on what I've already filled in.

Puzzle is:
SingleClue Cross-a-Pix 45x35
Difficulty: Medium plus
ID: 32090100095Info
Published: Oct 02, 2015

Thank you!!

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RE: Cross A Pix Help! - 2/12/2018 1:35:56 AM
CharleneTX

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Thank you for providing the puzzle's info so I could find it easily. When helping someone, I like to open the puzzle so I can use tools such as the rulers and temporary marks.

Column 20:
You have 2 squares filled and need 5 more. If you fill the 5-block starting at (Rows 2-6), that leaves 19 open squares in Column 19, but you need 20. Therefore, that 5-block needs to be dotted.

Column 20:
You have 2 squares filled and need 5 more. If you fill the 5-block starting at (Rows 24-28), that leaves 19 open squares in Column 19, but you need 20. Therefore, that 5-block needs to be dotted.

Column 26:
You have 1 square filled and need 6 more. If you fill in 6-block (Rows 19-24), that leaves 11 open squares in Column 27, but you need 12. Therefore, that 6-block needs to be dotted.

Hopefully that will help you progress. If you need more help, post again.

RE: Cross A Pix Help! - 2/12/2018 2:47:30 PM
arik_iis

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Yes, these large ones are quiet a challenge, hence I am staying away from them...
So, I did not open (buy) this puzzle like Charlene did, and to add to what she said (and she gave excellent hints, as always - she is the official saver of this forum) I will only add that for column 28: clue is 3, and 7 squares are left un-dotted. Column 29 (clue of 21) has already 10 dotted squares, so can accomodate only 4 more. Hence, the 1 square in C28R28 should be blackened, because if it was dotted, you would have given the 4 missing dots to Column 29, and would get in trouble as you add more dots in Column 28 (you'll need to have a total of 4 dots in Column 28, and all squares in Column 28 contribute more dots to Column 29).

hope this did not confuse you...

Arik

< Message edited by arik_iis -- 2/12/2018 2:53:46 PM >

RE: Cross A Pix Help! - 3/10/2018 9:44:23 PM
shrimpo

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Hi Charlene,

Sorry for the delay in response I haven't had much time for puzzling lately, unfortunately.

I've tried to work your clues in but I can't line up your column references; to me Column 20 is the clue 23 between the 21 on the left and 13 on the right.

Is this right..??? I feel like I am missing something obvious...

Thanks!

RE: Cross A Pix Help! - 3/12/2018 7:15:29 PM
Ahlyis

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quote:

ORIGINAL: shrimpo

I've tried to work your clues in but I can't line up your column references; to me Column 20 is the clue 23 between the 21 on the left and 13 on the right.

Is this right..??? I feel like I am missing something obvious.

You are correct, Charlene's numbers are off. Her col 26 looks correct, but both of her col 20 hints should say col 17 instead.

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