Category Archives: Basic Solving Procedures

Starting with slink marking to find all remaining candidates.

Lucky Panda 480 Ends the Review


The last review Sudoku of the Lucky Panda Books 500 Sudoku Puzzles, 480, finishes on message with Sysudoku’s choices of bv mining tools, the XY railway and coloring. If you have time for nothing else, you might try your hand … Continue reading

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Lucky Panda 432 Displays a Reversed Boxline


Lucky Panda 432 offers a clear example of a less encountered type of boxline, on the way to becoming a Sysudoku Basic casualty. In line marking, the newly formed naked pair 13 removes 3r2c4, leaving two aligned 3’s in the … Continue reading

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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.   A grid … Continue reading

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LuckyPanda 96 and 144


This post has a bypass trace to the solution of 96 in Lucky Panda 504 Sudoku Puzzles, and a basic trace and immediate coloring wrap for 144. The review will continue with single puzzles. It’s not mentioned in the text, … Continue reading

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Classic 96 and 120 Solved in Basic


In the James Forest Classic Sudoku review, The next two pre-selected puzzles are solved in Basic, one in early line marking and one in the bypass. They are both excellent examples of the kind of Sudoku entertainment Basic level puzzles … Continue reading

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An XY Playground in Classic 72


James Forest’s Classic 72 delivers two rare birds, then gets tripped up by a Y-wing. The bypass threatens to take over, but leaves  an XY playground.       The line marked grid gives all of the Sysudoku Basic results. … Continue reading

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Beware 195 Ends a Basic Review


In this final post of the review of Will Shortz’ Hard Sudoku v.1, Beware! Very Challenging 195 is solved in the bypass. The review table is included for comparisons.  A new mode of blog posts will include reports and links … Continue reading

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