Category Archives: Green

Sysudoku Basic Subsets in a Sunday 5-Star


In this post, a Dave Green Sunday 5-star illustrates how naked and hidden subsets are spotted in Sysudoku Basic, a 3-stage process to identify candidates, and solve many Sudoku puzzles in the process.    Sysudoku Basic finds clues and subsets … Continue reading

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Dave Defies the Bypass on a July Saturday


This post encounters a very odd situation. All the givens in your homework Dave Green Saturday 4-star of 7/18/21 are on corner cells of the boxes. No double line exclusion (dublex) or cross hatch clues in the bypass. The past … Continue reading

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Doing Every 4-Fill


In the Dave Green 5-star of 1/23/22, four 4-fills are available before starting the bypass values list, on r2, r8, c2, and c8. It brings up the possibility that 4-fills can solve this Conceptis puzzle by themselves? We normally put … Continue reading

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4-Fills Lead off on a  Dave Green Surprise


In this Sunday 5-star of June 13, 2021, two 4-fills are resolved before the bypass value march begins. Follow-up continues in box marking, leaving little line marking to be done.  Coloring is demanded and it responds, with an unexpected discovery. … Continue reading

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All the Way With Dave


This post goes through Sysudoku Basic with the Dave Green puzzle published in the Akron Beacon Journal on Sunday October 10, 2021. It’s the first in a series of published Conceptis puzzles selected to illustrate basic moves introduced in the … Continue reading

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Two Dave Green 4-fills


This post reports Sysudoku Basic on the two Dave Green puzzles of the previous post. In the Sunday 5-star of 4/17/21 on the left, a 5-fill becomes a 4-fill when N6 drops in. It is immediately  resolved to a 3-fill … Continue reading

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A Bracket Busting Dave Green 4-Star


Here’s the  basic trace on the Saturday Dave Green 4-star shown at the end of last week’s post. It survived the three Sysudoku Basic  phases: bypass, box marking and line marking. It’s the first I remember. Let’s talk through the … Continue reading

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Another Dave Green Sysudoku Basic Workout


This post details  another Sunday Dave Green 5-star coming ever so close to breaking the limit that Dave seems to impose on his Sunday puzzles. It appeared in the 9/15/2019 edition of the Akron Beacon Journal. My grid is unimpressed … Continue reading

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A Surprising Dave Green Sunday 5-Star


My Sunday morning ritual Sudoku, the Dave Green 5-star of September 3, 2017,  sent me upstairs for PowerPoint support. This one breaks tradition by surviving Sysudoku basic, and with a heavy line marking. After no other advanced progress,  a four … 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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