Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mastering Basic Sudoku With Carol


This post starts a two part review of Carol Vorderman’s Master Sudoku . The book covers basic solving in three lessons, with a set of puzzles appropriate for each. Here we consider the “easy” to “difficult” tactics, with her walk … Continue reading

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The Chute Tabled Exocet of Unsolvable 181


This is a Thursday extra post reporting the sysudokie hand solving of an Andrew Stuart Unsolvable, #181 of January 2, 2016. It applies a tabulation method to resolve context of a double exocet, accepting their common solution for trials. I … Continue reading

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How the BARN Was Built


This post continues a report on the discovery of a practical human solving technique and the need to have it properly classified and named. This method has been credited to its author, known by his forum moniker as StrmCkr, on … Continue reading

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Longo’s Nastiest Ever After


This post finishes the illustrative review of Frank Longo’s The Nastiest Sudoku Book Ever, with review puzzles 673, 684, 695 and 706. The bv scan and occasional easy coloring continue to be enough for what Frank claimed to be the … Continue reading

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Tough, But Not So Nasty


Continuing with the review of Frank Longo’s The Nastiest Sudoku Book Ever, a sysudokie faces another hard judgement on a Single Alternate Sue de Coq, in Nastiest 662. If the trial is archived, the puzzle withstands major blows before giving … Continue reading

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