# Clueless Explosion

This page offers a weekly 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. To check your results, go to the list of submissions.

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.

This is Clueless Explosion 26 for Saturday January 6, 2007, rated Hard

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

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.

000008000700000003002060100070005030005000700060400090004050300100000008000300000
000004000900000001007060400020007080009000100050200070003050200500000003000100000
000003000800000001001090500030009080004000700010500090002070300300000009000300000
000007000100000002004090100090008070001000900030400050009080300200000006000200000
000007000100000008002030600010006030004000700070200050006080100400000005000500000
000001000600000004005030200050002090002000500090400070007080900800000007000300000
000009000900000001008010300070004010003000600060500020006050100500000007000100000
000005000100000005008040600030002080006000400050300020005010700300000002000600000
000004000600000009001050700080003050003000200040100060008040300300000002000200000