# Clueless Explosion

This page offers a dayly Clueless Explosion puzzle. There are 9 Sudoku grids which must be solved according to the standard rules. The cell in the center of each box has a blue color. Together, these cells form a 10th sudoku, in the same formation you see them on your screen. Each of the 9 Sudokus adds a 3x3 box to this central Sudoku. Solving these puzzles requires a lot more patience than usual. None of these 9 puzzles can be solved independently, so you need to use the interaction with the central Sudoku.

Keep in mind that each of the 9 Sudokus is also a Center-Dot Sudoku, because the 9 blue cells must also contain digits 1 through 9. If you need some assistence in handling this puzzle format, you can download the Clueless Helper, a program that can open these puzzles directly from this website. To check your results, go to the list of submissions.

This is Clueless Explosion number 477, dated 2022-11-27, rated 26 and requires N2,N3,F3.

 1
 2
 8 3 1 7
 8 5
 2 1
 9
 9 6
 3 8 4 7
 7
 8 3 4
 6 1 5
 5 9
 6 9
 7
 2 7
 7 5
 8 2
 4 1
 8 7 4
 9 5
 9 7 3 6
 5
 8 4 1 7
 3
 2 9
 6 8 3
 2 9
 4
 7
 2 4
 3
 7 8 3 6
 5 1
 5 7
 1 9 2
 1 4
 7
 6 2 8
 5 7 3 8
 1 4 6 2 5
 9 2
 3 4
 4 7
 1
 9 3
 7
 8 1
 9 3
 8 4
 8 6
 7 1
 3 9
 1 6 9
 4 1 7
 5 8 2
 8 5 6
 5 3 7
 1
 9 2 8
 6 9 3
 7 2
 9 4 7 5
 1 2
 5 6
 7 2
 2
 3
 7 5 8
 7
 5 1
 3 4 1
 5 3
 8 6
 5 2
 6 9
 4 1 7
 8

These number strings represent each of the 9 constituent puzzles. You can copy each of these 9 strings and paste them in your sudoku program. This allows you to work on each of the 9 constituent puzzles on your computer. A program like SudoCue allows several instances running at the same time.

000000080100000003000002107000600000803000000004015000040800009001007000000400500
000000900800000000500201000005600700900000000000090000090000800007000004360500107
900038070000000000006047000002000080000700000700005002003020608000009003000000000
002400007009000000000000000010000600000000000040700208400000090007000000000001030
020000070400300008000000360500100000007406000380025000000700080000000000000000001
500000100100000009000507200000000000000009000000020034090000806300000000000084000
700030000000009106001000900000070009006000400093020075007510300000000000000000041
410005008000008005070200600102050000000000700000600200000000500500800000300006002
530010009000000000070000280020000705000000008000003000000400000600001800900007000

• By pressing the Submit button, you agree to be added to the contestants list.
• The e-mail address is mandatory. It will only be used to identify you in this competition. It will not be shown in the list.
• The solution must contain the 81 digits for the blue Clueless cells.
• You may keep any formatting, as long as there are exactly 81 digits 1 through 9 in the solution.
• If your country is in the dropdown list, select it there. Totals by country are based on this selection.
• The solving time is optional, but it helps me to improve the ratings for future Clueless Explosions.
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### From last week's Clueless Explosion archive

 Number Date Rate 476 Saturday, November 26, 2022 41 (N2,H2,SK) 475 Friday, November 25, 2022 41 (N2,N3,H2,SK) 474 Thursday, November 24, 2022 41 (N2,H2,SK) 473 Wednesday, November 23, 2022 41 (N2,H2,SK) 472 Tuesday, November 22, 2022 41 (N2,H2,SK) 471 Monday, November 21, 2022 41 (N2,H2,F2,SK) 470 Sunday, November 20, 2022 41 (N2,H2,SK)