Dark Side of the Horse by Samson

Dark Side of the Horse

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  1. jimmyh43105

    jimmyh43105 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve never tried Sudoku puzzles before; that addictive huh?

  2. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 1 year ago

    Sing along with Sherlock: “Oh Sudoku, don’t you cry for me…”

  3. discmon

    discmon GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Probably possible. Correct me if I’m wrong? There should be a finite permutation of sudoku puzzles given a 9×9 grid and 9 numbers

  4. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 1 year ago

    How many are there? 9 * 8 * 7 * 6 * 5 * 4 * 3 * 2 ways to fill a box, wait, google, wiki, 5 billion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematics_of_Sudoku#Enumerating_all_possible_Sudoku_solutions

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I didn’t think Horace did things by the numbers.

  6. ivor1

    ivor1 said, over 1 year ago

    some of those tough ones will keep you busy for weeks.

  7. bmonk

    bmonk said, over 1 year ago

    @ivor1

    Most are only an hour or two to solve. Well, the five and six star ones. They have found puzzles rated up to eleven stars!

  8. bmonk

    bmonk said, over 1 year ago

    The nicest thing about sudoku for Horace is that they fit well on a Post-It note.

  9. bopard

    bopard said, over 1 year ago

    Someone called Dr. Math guesses it at 16,930,529,280 Maybe he can do it: it’s less than the national debt. $16,700,634,854,470.52

  10. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    One complication when calculating the number of Sudoku puzzles is that there can be different sets of clues that would lead to the same final grid. These would have to be considered different puzzles.

  11. InTraining

    InTraining said, over 1 year ago

    H.orace… At least when you fall asleep…. you will not fall on the floor…… ! ! !

  12. Garey Mckee

    Garey Mckee GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Please order Samson’s first DSOTH book! Here is the link for Amazon!

  13. ratdogbert

    ratdogbert said, over 1 year ago

    HEY! Don’t EVER refer to that kind of brain stimulation/relaxation as “time wasting!”

    Solitaire is good for the various brain wave forms, AS WELL as killing time until the next ButtMan movie is released!

  14. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 1 year ago

    My Sunday paper has a Sudoku with 5 puzzles melded together. the center puzzle’s 4 corners are the same as one corner of the other 4 puzzles.
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    Man, that one sometimes takes all day and half the night, other times, it takes until the next one comes out to get it solved.
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    Horace, get some sleep!

  15. LiveToSurf

    LiveToSurf said, over 1 year ago

    Aha, Samson, welcome back to the inside of the box. This is not a criticism, by the way, as your comic strip is my all time favourite. It is a real bummer when they are late or do not appear till the next day.

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