Category Archives: Monster

Posts reporting on the solving of monster puzzles.

Trial 13 of Fata Morgana


This post checkpoints the third “figure 8” nice loop generated by the FM exocet, and follows up on the first, the exocet trial Cnp13 As to the homework, Yesss! It happens again. The FM exocet defines the endpoints of two … Continue reading

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The Fata Morgana Exocet


Here we do the Sysudoku basic solving of the celebrity monster Fata Morgana, and develop a trial plan based on its exocet. The Sysudoku interpretation of the exocet as a trial generator is reviewed and two of the three exocet … Continue reading

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HM Easter Monster Solved


This post finishes the HM Easter Monster with Sue de Coq, X-chain ANL, coloring trials, and a remote pair. It ends with a summary of the Hanson and Marans review In the last post, trials of blue and green wrapped … Continue reading

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LPO Color Trial on the HM Easter Monster


LPO pattern analysis is enlisted in the primary color trial of Hanson and Marans’ Easter Monster. Two clusters have been constructed by linking the 4/6 slink loops of W and S boxes along with the 3/7 slink loops of the … Continue reading

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A Second Cluster for the HM Easter Monster


This post continues the Hanson and Barans attack on their Easter Monster with trials of a slink between the 4/6 candidate loops in the W and S blocks. The pair of trials required to do this will either prove the … Continue reading

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Building a Cluster in the HM Easter Monster


The solving of HMEM continues, as the two slink loops on numbers 3 and 7are strongly linked to form a Medusa coloring cluster, based on Hanson and Barans’ slink confirming trials. I believe this strategy is flawed, but will follow … Continue reading

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HM and SK Loops of the HM Easter Monster


Hanson and Marans’ four slink loops were derived by the “double nasty” trial loops of the previous post. Here we follow up on two rounds of removals. The identical “opening volley” is obtained by the corresponding SK loop, also displayed … Continue reading

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The Hanson Marans Easter Monster


This post begins a review of a web article by Bob Hanson and Dave Marans posted in March of 2008, entitled Solution of the Easter Monster Puzzle: Formal Logic and Number Pair Chains. The puzzle contains an SK loop, but … Continue reading

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The Easter Monster Falls


This post carries out the last remaining cluster merge trial, blue-to-purple, to its conclusion, and solves the Easter Monster with the help of limited patterns developed in this blog. A red-to-maroon cluster merge was verified in the post of April … Continue reading

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An Easter Monster Alibi Holds Up


This post carries out the blue/green color trials to confirm or deny the blue-to-yellow cluster merge in the Easter Monster. The blue-to-yellow trial has reached a point where the shell testimony of 1, 2, 6 and 7 is pinned down. … Continue reading

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