Monthly Archives: April 2022

Backing up to a 5-fill


Here is the Akron Beacon Journal CREATORS of 3/30/22 at the end of tracing the follow up of a 5-fill. Scanning for 5-fills is not productive. Too many, and they almost always fail. But this time, 4 of the 5 … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Bypass an ABJ CREATORS


The second Akron Beacon Journal CREATORS of 3/15/22 Sudoku turned out to be a good one for comparing Sysudoku bypass solving without 3,4-fills, with 3-fills only, and with every resolvable 4-fill. Scroll back to see the givens grid above. My … Continue reading

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The First Beacon Journal Gold


 In the first CREATORS Gold of 3/12/22, a 4-fill created by the third clue begins a long follow up leg through a second 4-fill. A hidden dublex helps on E4. The bypass trace jumps back to continue effects lists four … Continue reading

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A Hidden Triple From Hidden Logic


Hidden pairs are rare, but hidden subsets of n > 2 are rarer still. This updated solution of Royle 17-13727, a puzzle from a large collection of puzzles of 17 givens, was an example in The Hidden Logic of Sudoku … Continue reading

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