Category Archives: Puzzle Reviews

Reviews of preselected puzzles from published collections. Summary review table, and highlight analysis.

The KD Insane 425 Boomerangs


This post reports on the introduction of spotting techniques for the boomerang ANL in the updated KrazyDad Insane v4 b2 n5. The cell based examples of this KD Insane review post of July 23, 2013 suggest the inclusion of both … Continue reading

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KD Insane 415 Updated


This post tells the story in the solving of Krazy Dad Insane v4, b1, n5, as reported in updated Sysudoku posts of 7/13/13 and 7/20/13. It’s one way that coloring and pattern analysis work together. Important features of Sysudoku Basic … 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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Beware 185 Finished in Line Marking


A basic clinic is concluding  for those wishing to make assembling candidates an entertaining task. It is Sysudoku basic on Will Shortz’ Hard Sudoku v.1.  The solution detailed this week is Beware! Very Challenging 185. Here is the basic trace … Continue reading

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Beware 175 Follows Suit


This continues the review of Will Shortz’ Hard Sudoku v.1, with another documented basic finish. Starting the Guide?  Accounting for each move in this series, then trying them beforehand, will make Sysudoku basic yours. Beware 175 matches 165’s collapse point, … Continue reading

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A Hidden Single Dispatches Beware 165


This post continues a review of Will Shortz’ Hard Sudoku, v.1. with the sixth of ten pre-selected puzzles. Each one is resolved at the basic level. The detailed review requires time and patience,   but its value is the detailed examples … Continue reading

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Be Especially Aware 155


This post demonstrates how, in line marking, the partially line marked grid invites the error of using  an incompletely marked cell as a completely marked one. Every Beware in this review of Will Shortz’ Hard Sudoku v.1 highlights a different … Continue reading

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