Monthly Archives: March 2015

Weekly Extreme 426 Traces and Trials


We open the Weekly Extreme Competition review with #426. My selection for the review is simply the consecutive weeks, from here to #435. I’ll provide complete tracing to the point of guaranteed collapse. I want to particularly welcome WEC players. … Continue reading

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Finishing More Extreme 200


This post continues, slicing the 9 patterns of More Extreme 200, and conducting trials of the divided sets. A brief, but decisive cluster merge ends the struggle. Antoine was right. #200 is outstanding. Following a pink/olive analysis on the 9 … Continue reading

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Taking on More Extreme 200


This post and the next checkpoint a sysudokie solution of Antoine Alary’s extra tough More Extreme 200. Sysudokie readers are given an opportunity to get a little extreme, as well. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Let’s do the 200. But first, … Continue reading

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Just One More “More Extreme”


This post concludes the Alary More Extreme review puzzles with More 144, Basic marking features a timely naked quad, and advanced solving is another parade of highlights. The basic trace classifies More Extreme 144 as a tough one. I would … Continue reading

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Smooth Navigation in Rocky Terrain


This post reports a sysudokie attack on Alary’s More Extreme 84 with several highlight eliminations. A naked triple and a combination X-panel punch on the tightly linked numbers lead to a polarity ANL, color bridging and a surprising color wrap. … Continue reading

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