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TTTs & Puzzles


A TTT (Tic-Tac-Toe) is a square that I think most of us are familiar with.  Simple game of placing Xs and Os into a 3X3 square with the person getting 3 in a row becoming the winner (if they do!)

1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9

There are only 8 winners (3 horizonal, 3 vertical and 2 diagonal).

Here on LP a few people have been posting what they call "TTT", but it has a LOT more winners than 8!  Some will claim a "hit" if the 3 digits are anywhere in the square.  Well, with a possible 9 digits, they are covering 84 possible combos! 

Some claim that the numbers must touch to qualify as a hit in the Puzzle.  That is what I am currently using.  So, in the Puzzle above, 156 qualifies.  What I like are the normal TTT 8 combos along with triangles like 153 in the above example.  539 would be another, etc.

There are a lot of ways to construct the square.  I'm not going to get into that right now.  There are plenty of examples on LP...do a search for "TTT".  The way I look at my puzzles, is look at the square and see if one of YOUR favorites jumps out at you! 

I'm hoping this helps.

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TenajComment by Tenaj - April 16, 2009, 10:53 pm
It depends on whether you go left to right when you place the last hit too. I see a lot of people do it differently than me. I go from right to left. counterclockwise.

Using your example above it generates an entirely different set of numbers. moving up from the 9, 0,1,2 the one is already there, 3, 4, 5 and the 9 is already there. So you have going across the top 121, second from top 350 and bottom 459.
emilygComment by emilyg - April 17, 2009, 12:01 am
I like to do sister numbers on top and 1 down on bottom whenever possible

charmed7Comment by charmed7 - April 17, 2009, 4:20 pm
Hey Jack, trying to get the hang of this can u do 835 so that i can study it.
WheelerComment by Wheeler - April 18, 2009, 11:40 pm
Hi Jack,
I learned to do the TTT using the last 3 pick 3 draws:
673 609 714 337 617 319
alsports2000Comment by alsports2000 - April 19, 2009, 7:44 pm
For Wheeler. How successful has it been for you and what state do you play these combinations?? Thanks. AL.
sweetie7398Comment by sweetie7398 - May 10, 2009, 7:06 pm
Where are the numbers in the TTT are coming from?

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