Tuesday, June 12, 2018

MinMax Sudoku Puzzles (Fun With Sudoku #367, #368)

There was one round named "The Duets" in World Sudoku Championship (WSC) 2017 for which both MinMax Sudoku and MaxMin Sudoku was required. We decided on the theme for these two puzzles types in which all central numbers will be given in the sequence of 1 2 3 then 4 5 6 and then 7 8 9. I prepared many puzzles of both these types based upon this theme, but each of these puzzle turned out to be very tough which required some extra hints. So we changed the theme to give central number for each of the 3x3 boxes in the same sequence from 1 to 9. My both the puzzles MinMax Sudoku and MaxMin Sudoku were selected for WSC 2017 based upon this theme. However I was left with many un-used Sudoku puzzles of these types which recently I reconstructed and now posting these puzzles in Fun With Sudoku Series as 367th and 368th Sudoku Puzzles in this Series, for 6th round of GP practice.

Rules of MinMax Sudoku Puzzle

Standard Sudoku Rules apply. In addition, a number at the edge of the Sudoku grid indicates the sum of the highest and the lowest number in the first three cells in the corresponding row or column.
MinMax Sudoku Puzzle (Fun With Sudoku #367)
MinMax Sudoku Puzzle (Fun With Sudoku #367)
Answers of both these MinMax Sudoku puzzles can be viewed by clicking on button. Please do give your best try to solve this Sudoku puzzle before looking at the answer.
MinMax Sudoku Puzzles (Fun With Sudoku #368)
MinMax Sudoku Puzzles (Fun With Sudoku #368)

These MinMax Sudoku Puzzles I am publishing as #367th and #368th Sudoku puzzles in Fun With Sudoku Series. Here are the next and previous Sudoku puzzles published in this series.
Previous Sudoku Puzzle is Windoku (Fun With Sudoku #366)

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