Category Archives: Advanced Solving

Techniques applying after candidates are identified. Why they work. How and when to look for them.

Classic 216 Bypassed and Only Extreme 132 Demoted


This post adds another bypass solving to the review of James Forest’s Classic Sudoku, Classic 216. Then a report on an update of the 10/24/17 post on Castillo’s Only Extreme 132, in which a hard, but indecisive not-both trial leads … Continue reading

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Classic 192 and Updated Only Extreme 3


First, a Basic trace of Classic 192. It can be solved in the bypass. In this post, James Forest’s Classic 192 is traced down in Basic. Then there’s a second Advanced level solution of Manuel Castillo’s Only Extreme 3, the … Continue reading

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Classic 168 and Updated Only Extreme 89


James Forest’s Classic Sudoku 168 is a Basic level challenge.  In this post, the Classic review is continued with the 168 box marked grid, and a basic trace carrying through the collapse on the second line of line marking. Then … Continue reading

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A Colorful Finish on Classic 144


This post continues the solution of James Forest’s Classical Sudoku 144. The boomer parade pauses for a pair of AIC  ANL.  This one uses reversed bv to switch from 2-chain to 8-chain and back again.           … Continue reading

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Classic 48 Gets to the Crayons


The second Classic of Forest’s Classic Sudoku book 30 is a strategic win for Sysudoku Advanced. X-panel keys unlock an imbalanced web of 3, 6 and 8 candidates, allowing coloring clusters to carve it into four armies, which merge and … Continue reading

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Reviewing James Forest’s Classic Sudoku


This post presents a Sysudoku solution of the Classic 24, from James Forest’s Book 30. We’ll do every 24th Classic. The first suggests an easy basic and an interesting diversity of advanced methods. The bypass fills the East boxes with … Continue reading

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KD Insane 4×5 Caps the Review


KrazyDad Insane v.4, b.10, n.5, the last of the Insane review of 2013 is updated, with findings by Andrew Stuarts Sudokuwiki solver and YT. The solver gives us one of Andrew’s Type 2b UR, an ALS boomerang ANL, and something … Continue reading

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