Thank you Chris,
Especially for the link, had not seen that one before. But as puzzle's go, there is bound to be people who have solved the puzzle before. As for Sudoku's, the solve is in the next issue of the paper or magazine, or sometimes in the same one. So there is no problem in that the puzzle has been solved before.
The link to the solution, looks a bit like my solution. It contains 1591 characters, after removing (most) of the white space and comments it contains something like just below a 1000 characters. (I got to 998 for this script but did not spend to much time on it).
I also took the solution and did run it. And tried the same Sudoku (starting with '53') and tried that on my script. I was surprised that the published script ran in just over 1.5 secs on my machine and my script ran in 0.16 on my machine. My solution was totally geared to the minimum script and not to performance. So in performance (for this puzzle) I did beat the published solution. (Do not know why).
The length of the published script (just below 1000 chars), but can be trimmed down a bit, my solution does contain less lines if formatted logically. And does contain less characters. It is less than the skimpy, probably only a swimming trunk. (Correct word ? English is not my native language). (It is not more, but more skimpy, is that a contradiction).
Still working on trimming my script down, still figuring out to remove some length, have some idea's but some of them didn't work out. The length at the moment is significant below a 1000 chars.
Still the same goes: So I do not want to spoil the puzzle and will be posting the script and a description later.
Thanks for the link, I enjoyed that,