This is a discussion on Elegnat Clock Puzzle Solver within the Final Fantasy XIII-2 forum, part of the F; Hi,
I made a user-friendly solver for those Clock Puzzles.
Try it out at FFXIII-2 Clock Puzzle Solver...
I tend to just stand and work the clock puzzle out. The starting point is seeing what numbers go into the others and find a pattern. Often you'll also find a number that doesn't fit with anything. Meaning other numbers don't go into that particular number. So that is the number you start with.
Some are far more complicated and I have literally sat for ages just trying different combinations to work out some sort of pattern. It's tough but once you solve them, you can't help but feel good about it. Or maybe it's just me lol.