Three Lucky Pandas

This post is a quick report on Lucky Panda Books 288, 336 and 384, with solutions similar to the five covered in the review.

In 288, the bypass starts well on a 3-fill, but dries up fast.


Line marking naked triple in Lucky Panda 288A grid shot of the naked triple in line marking.









ANL and hidden unique rectangleThe full line marking is shown  here, with a hidden unique rectangle and the decisive XY ANL. The UR is plays no role in the collapse.







after collapseThe next review puzzle, Lucky Panda 336, is finished in the bypass. Here is the grid with givens, and bypass clues and pencil marks,


as the trace below is concluded.


bypass trace

basic traceAlso on the quickie list is Lucky Panda 384, which recovers from a near collapse in the bypass.







multiple XY ANLIt delivers this convincing example of multiple almost nice loops along an XY railway. Pairs of ANL terminals are marked by rounded squares of different colors, with victims of correspondingly colored diamonds. Needless to say, collapse is immediate.


Next post continues the Lucky Panda Sudoku review with 432.

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I'm John Welch, a retired engineering professor, father of 3 wonderful daughters and granddad to 7 fabulous grandchildren. Sudoku analysis and illustration is a great hobby and a healthy mental challenge.
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