# The Hardest Sudoku Of Them All: Simon Vs Phistomefel Live

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Published at : 22 Nov 2021
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Simon attempted the new Phistomefel puzzle in a livestream. It’s fair to say this is one of the most extraordinary sudokus ever made.

You can find the puzzle here with an example of how it works:

https://logic-masters.de/Raetselportal/Raetsel/zeigen.php?id=0008A1

You can play the puzzle here:
https://app.crackingthecryptic.com/sudoku/fLtm97H9GD

Rules:
Every digit from 1 to 9 has to appear once in every row, column and region.
The regions first need to be determined. Every region is a set of nine orthogonally connected cells.
A digit in a circle indicates the number of borders between regions it sees in its row and column. Note that the edge of the grid does not count toward this total.
Remark: There is no negative constraint regarding the circle, i.e. there can be uncircled cells containing a digit that equals the number of edges seen in the respective row and column.

Patrons of the channel on Patreon can watch a video where Mark solves the example puzzle from the logic masters link above right now.

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