Monthly Archives: December 2019

Super Fiendish Bookends 67 and 77


This post steps through the most fiendish of the 10 puzzles preselected for the review of Brian Challenger’s Super Fiendish Sudoku, SF 67. , and then adds one of the bypass victims, SF 77. Looking at the trace, you might … Continue reading

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Wayne Gould and Super Fiendish 4-57


This post reports two puzzles in the review of Brian Challenger’s Super Fiendish Sudoku, Sufi 47 and 57. Both are basic level, and in fact, half of the review puzzles are. For Sysudoku solvers, the term ‘fiendish’ is an overreach. … Continue reading

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A Coloring Tidal Wave Drowns Sufi 37


Here, Brian Challenger’s Super Fiendish 37 makes it to advanced, but with the bi-value field   inviting multi-cluster coloring, a systematically easy solving technique. There are some X-panel fruits to harvest first in the order of battle, before coloring closes the … Continue reading

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Super Fiendish 17 and 27


Two of Brian Challenger’s Super Fiendish, 17 and 27, are put together because solution paths are short. Stage right is the Sufi 17 line marked grid with an immediate, and decisive, XY nice loop. The follow up features an early … Continue reading

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Brian Challenger’s Super Fiendish 7


The review of Challenger’s Super Fiendish collection opens with a long post, revisiting some advanced methods not seen here recently. Somewhat fiendish is the stonewalling in basic. The bypass gets nowhere, and the hidden triple alone removes candidates. Here is … Continue reading

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