Monthly Archives: April 2012

Unraveling the Mutant Fish


This revised post explains what mutant fish are, and the rule used to eliminate candidates. It offers a hard-to- find proof that this rule works, and some spotting tips. Regular fish, finned fish, and sashimi fish are candidate elimination methods … Continue reading

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The Shameless Sashimi


Which Sashimi did you find in the LA Times 5/14/09 5-panel?  Was this one of them?  We could describe it as a Sashimi 5-wing in r13 with fin r3c1.  Note the new 5-chain added to the panel.  It also removes … Continue reading

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Krakening a Finned Fish


Virginia, your mother tells me how your playground friends told you frightening tales about Harry Potter’s kraken monster  when you mentioned the kraken fish you saw at the aquarium.  You needn’t worry, dear.  There’s no such thing as a kraken … Continue reading

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Casting for Regular Fish


How do you spot regular fish? An effective radar is the set of markings that you saw in the blank lines of the “Complementary  Swordfish” panel of the last post, repeated here: Looking from left to right, I marked the … Continue reading

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