Funster Extreme 18 Stays in the Lines


After a brutal encounter with the bypass, what’s left of funx 18 is riddled with bv. A cluster covering  half the grid expands with a trap to wrap a color and finish the puzzle. The post concludes with an update on the Guide.

The 3-fill desolates Funster Extreme 18, leaving a very simple line marking.

The closure reveals a boxline eliminating two clues. Looking at the bv field, I get out the crayons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9r7c7 is trapped, and the expansion of the blue green cluster wraps blue.

You can see it from here, following.

 

 

 

 

In the final snapshot, the elimination of 5r9c5 is going to put two blue 9’s into c5.

Green wins. Did you see the hidden dublex?

 

Next is Funster Extreme 32, after the bypass rocks it back, I choose early coloring.  It works out, but the alternative is the BV scan, especially XY’s. Maybe somebody will go there, and comment back for a later report in the review.

In the Guide, the sysudokie companion in progress, the menu page on X-panel methods is up, and from there, you can now drop off into a page on X-chains as weak links and X-loops, almost nice and completely nice.

That leaves a X-panel series of pages on fish, and pages on the coloring network, AIC hinges, pattern analysis, trials, and monster taming.

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