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Instructions:

Click a cell to put an 'X' in the cell when you know something isn't possible.

Double click a cell to put a 'O' in the cell when you know you have a match.

Click the cell again to clear the cell.

The nifty JavaScript will take care of duplicates so you don't miss anything.

UPDATE (3/24/09 - 9:39 p.m. EDT): Okay, I'm all finished with the project. This ended up being more complicated than it should have been because I put the cells within groups. So if you look at the .js file (/js/mission-control.js), you'll see an epic struggle to pull X/Y coordinates from the div structure. It's very convoluted and hard to explain. (Note to self: plan your code just a bit more next time.) Check it out in Firebug if you don't know what I mean. Writing the code was a puzzle in itself — hopefully that means I'm warmed up to solve Einstein's puzzle!

Okay, here goes! I'm going to try it out before I tell anyone about it. :)

 

UPDATE (11:54 p.m.): I got it! Man, that was still hard, but now I know who owns the fish, and I can go back to my life and do stuff like read books. Alas, this was too late to enter the Coudal contest, but maybe they'll end up seeing this and get some little kick out of seeing it.

I did a little Google search just now to see if anyone else has ever published anything like this, and there's some code on the Stanford site that solves it in a little script. But we know that's boring. Computers don't enjoy the challenge of a puzzle like us puzzle-challenged humans.

Anyway, I'm glad I can put this to bed.

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