If we would run this through our solver I would estimate several thousand possible solutions.

In row 8 I can see multiple different ways of filling in that row alone (just as an example)

Number in Order doesn’t work. The math doesn’t work!

Another big issue is a person solving this will never feel confirmation that they are on the right track during a solve. Meaning they are unable to feel comfortable while cross checking their on going solution. They will immediately be doubting their progress. Not a good thing.

Sorry Chaotic_iak the math unfortunately never lies.

]]>How can you like Number in Order when it could never be used to generate a single puzzle. Allowing duplicate numbers in rows and columns makes the puzzle impossible to solve. That is the exact reason why chaotik iak made his sample using 1 to 3. Even with 1 to 4 it falls apart.

Come on guys you are puzzle makers you know the math doesn’t work. That is what make puzzles so tough, either the math works or it doesn’t. This Number in Order doesn’t work way too many possibilities and a puzzle larger than 3 x 3 would have way too many solutions. Sorry

]]>I know how you feel Choatic, I made a awesome puzzle and called it a chimera and was all happy…

until I realized mellow mellon already had made something very very similar called the loop of death. ]]>

Adding the option of duplicate numbers in a row or column might work on a puzzle that uses digits from 1 to 3. That is about it though. If for example you add this option on a 9 x 9 grid the puzzle is unsolvable and will probably have more than 10 million possible solutions instead of the coveted single solution the puzzle needs.

So yes this puzzle belongs to you. Number in Order doesn’t work. It is not a puzzle. The math is black and white. That is the reason I am discussing the issue.

]]>You are right but this kind of stuff really ticks me off. Especially when nothing makes any sense. ]]>

That’s perfectly understandable. Where would a fan of quality logic puzzles be expected to run into Str8ts?

“chaotic__iak I am not trying to give you a hard time…”

Really? Then what are you trying to do?