Category Archives: Basic Solving Procedures

Starting with slink marking to find all remaining candidates.

David Badger’s 1001 Hard Sudoki


David Badger, a prolific composer of giant grid Sudoku puzzles, now has a giant book of 1001 standard size puzzles, self rated as “hard”. The publication date, listed in the back,  is June 17, 2017. Here is the standard Sysudoku … Continue reading

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Bean’s Extremely Hard I


A review of Rebecca Bean’s 600 Extremely Hard Sudoku Puzzles with Answers begins with the review table and two puzzles, 7-6 and 12-6. The collection is mostly basic, with the half of them solved by the slink marking bypass. Puzzle … Continue reading

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Dave Green’s Three Column Bypass 3-Fill


This post traces the bypass solution of Dave Green’s Friday **** of July 7, 2017, an amazing follow up to my recent addition of 3-fill’s to the slink marking bypass. This puzzle, starting with  three column 3-fills among the givens, … Continue reading

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Ardson Not So Hard Ardv2 118


Ardson Very Hard v.2 118 shows off the basic steps, but can’t quite dodge the consequences. A good Sudoku basic workout, and reminding us of the joys of basic solving. Here is the basic trace, completing box marking with a … Continue reading

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Touring the Bypass and a Human Engineered Inscription


This post continues the visit of Sudoku Satisfaction readers to Sysudoku with a demonstration of the slink marking bypass, line marking inscription, and basic subset spotting. How was lunch?  . . .  Good. OK, we’re ready to continue. Here is … Continue reading

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The Sudoku Satisfaction Tour


In the next three posts, I introduce Sudoku Satisfaction  by Richard Nicholas Seemel, by inviting sysudokies to attend a tour for Satisfaction readers. The tour will highlight differences between  two systems that agree on basic solving approach, but not on … Continue reading

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Hidden Logic Box/Line Interactions


This post looks at the brief and very late THLS treatment of box/line interactions in rc space. I say late, because box/lines (1/31/12) are essential in basic marking of candidates. But in The Hidden Logic of Sudoku,  box/lines are introduced … Continue reading

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