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This 25-minute video is the most riveting sudoku puzzle you will ever watch

This 25-minute video is the most riveting sudoku puzzle you will ever watch

I did not enter now believing I would be awed with a sudoku puzzle. But after a tweet popped up on my timeline asserting that I’d not just watch a person invest almost half an hour resolving a puzzle, but it would be “the highlight of my day,” I was curious. The result is among the most incredibly satisfying movies I have ever seen.

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The guys in query is Simon Anthony. He is one half the sudoku YouTube station Cracking the Cryptic, which articles several videos per week walking through a number of the toughest and most intriguing sudoku puzzles in the world.

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The video sees Anthony confronting what seems like a nearly impossible puzzle

–“The Miracle,” made by Mitchell Lee — which his co-creator, Mark Goodliffe, had delivered to him. It is not quite a normal sudoku puzzle. In addition to the usual rules of the popular numerical puzzle matches (in which the numbers one through nine have to look in each row, column, and box just once), there are a couple of additional rules regulating where amounts can and can not go.

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At first, Anthony’s task seems insurmountable, even to him there are two amounts supplied to him to use, and he presumes that the whole thing is a prank which Goodliffe is playing him. But he provides it some hard work also, over the second 25 minutes, builds into a really cathartic ending.

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If you’re still not convinced, a YouTube comment chronicling Anthony’s response to the progressing puzzle helps catch the extent of the video:


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Even if you (such as me) know nothing about sudoku, it is only a pleasure to watch Anthony gradually, attentively, and systematically believe his way through the puzzle in what becomes a high-stakes human play, even as the bets could not be reduced. It’s a guarantee that the most impossible-looking battles can be solved — and in the present world, what can be more reassuring than this?

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About the author

Erin Fox

From television to the internet platform, Erin switched her journey in digital media with News Brig. She served as a journalist for popular news channels and currently contributes his experience for News Brig by writing about the tech domain.

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