Category Archives: Alary

10 selected from Antoine Alary’s More Extreme Sudoku
Plus three posts on his More Extreme 200

Gordon Fick Tricks More Extreme 200


This post reports an alternative solution, without my pattern analysis, to Antoine Alary’s special More Extreme 200, based on a Sysudoku reader’s innovative use of a little known technique, the double common ALS pair. Two ALS sharing two restricted common … Continue reading

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Finishing More Extreme 200


This post continues, slicing the 9 patterns of More Extreme 200, and conducting trials of the divided sets. A brief, but decisive cluster merge ends the struggle. Antoine was right. #200 is outstanding. Following a pink/olive analysis on the 9 … Continue reading

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Taking on More Extreme 200


This post and the next checkpoint a sysudokie solution of Antoine Alary’s extra tough More Extreme 200. Sysudokie readers are given an opportunity to get a little extreme, as well. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Let’s do the 200. But first, … Continue reading

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Just One More “More Extreme”


This post concludes the Alary More Extreme review puzzles with More 144, Basic marking features a timely naked quad, and advanced solving is another parade of highlights. The basic trace classifies More Extreme 144 as a tough one. I would … Continue reading

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Smooth Navigation in Rocky Terrain


This post reports a sysudokie attack on Alary’s More Extreme 84 with several highlight eliminations. A naked triple and a combination X-panel punch on the tightly linked numbers lead to a polarity ANL, color bridging and a surprising color wrap. … Continue reading

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Alary at His Stingiest


This post details the solving of the Antoine Alary review puzzle More Extreme 104, featuring a laborious line marking leading to a sea of candidates. Then the day is saved by Antoine’s escape hatch, maintaining a reasonably advanced level of … Continue reading

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A Little More Extreme


Here is a follow up on the advanced level More Extreme 4, with background looks at the bv map, XYZ map, and X-panel . There is a challenge to find a forcing chain XYZ alongside a regular one. Entering the … Continue reading

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