What is the minimum number of clues required to solve a Sudoku puzzle? For me, it is 70(!) But mathematicians have used brute force to prove that 17 is the bare minimum. I’ve got to step up my game here!

# Tag: Sudoku

## Sudoku

I’ve spent many a journey back home from work, struggling to fill in the blanks on the “easy” 9 X 9 square called Sudoku, feeling quite hollow & useless. These boys from the Notre Dame University have developed an algorithm that solves Sudoku puzzles very easily, without backtracking! Their publication is here (even reading this was hard for me!)