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Old 02-05-2012, 09:07 AM
nonynezu nonynezu is offline
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If you still have the clues, someone could probably give you a suggestion more specific to the puzzle you had trouble with, but one thought is that sometimes clues can be combined. For example, in a 4x4 puzzle suppose we know that "Alice drinks neither tea nor coffee", "Alice doesn't play either the violin or piano", and "the flutist doesn't like soda or juice". So far we have eliminated only two of the four options in any column or row. However, notice that since Alice doesn't drink tea or coffee, she must drink either soda or juice, which means she cannot be the flutist. That leaves only one option for the instrument that Alice plays.
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