1

2 3 4

5 6 7

8

Note that the 1 should be above the 3, and the 8 is just below the 6. So the top position held by the number 1 is affecting 2 (diagonal, consecutive) adversely, but not 3 (vertical, but not consecutive) and 4 (diagonal, but not consecutive).

X 7 X

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4 8 6

X 2 X

X 7 X

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6 8 5

X 2 X

Whoops, I just noticed that Abe has two 4's in his solution.

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4 1 3

X 7 X

Looks like gill got it right. I'm assuming Abe got it, too. That second 4 is a typo and should be a 5.

crap, yeah, that's what I meant...I'm so shamed...

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