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The Akron 2017 Championship Sudoku


This is another Sysudoku analysis of the championship puzzle of the Sudoku tournament put on by the Akron-Summit Public Library. It’s an annual tournament of four rounds, the last being a three person solve – off on poster board grids, … 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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Shortz’ Trickiest Bewares?


This post reports a second  review of a Will Shortz “Beware! Very Challenging” collection, this one from his Trickiest Sudoku.   When the first review of this series, presented as Shortz’ hardest,  revealed the Bewares to be at the sysudokie basic … Continue reading

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Shortz’ Ferocious Hall of Mirrors


This post recounts the solving of Beware 190, the review puzzle from Will Shortz’ collection book Ferocious Sudoku which has multiple solutions.  On another multiple solution puzzle, Frank Longo’s  Absolutely Nasty Level 4 puzzle 61(Review Snaps II 3/12/13), I used … Continue reading

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Shortz’ Ferocious Falls Short


Here I have to report a surprisingly poor showing, as an advanced solving collection, of Will Shortz’ “Beware! Very Challenging” puzzles from his 2008 book, Ferocious Sudoku. Will Shortz collection books are by far the best known among U.S. Sudoku … Continue reading

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