Category Archives: Sudoku Toolware

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Building the ALS-wings of UHC 3


This post begins a review of examples of ALS-wings from the ultrahardcore review. The review will illustrate a DIY strategy for constructing them, that is compatible with the concurrent ALS mapping and ALS_XZ building processes of the previous posts. Ultrahardcore … Continue reading

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An ALS_XZ Wrap Up of UHC 311


This post shows what it means to maintain three three ALS maps. ALS map updates are followed through a series of  ALS_XZ until a decisive coloring wrap on Stefan Heine’s ultrahardcore 311. We are exploring ALS mapping as ALS_XZ scans … Continue reading

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Continuing the Box ALS Scans for UHC 311


This post continues with the box to box, row and column scans for ALS_XZ.  The C and S ALS fit into one red/orange cluster with a trap. The clusters meet in cell r7c8, showing that blue or orange or both … Continue reading

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AIC Building Trial Follow Up for UHC 311


This post returns to AIC building after an encounter with a spontaneous ALS led to expanded coloring and a color trial. That will be normal under a plan of incremental ALS mapping. The confirmation of red had the follow up … Continue reading

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Coloring ALS Value Groups in UHC 311


This post introduces the expansion of coloring clusters by coloring groups by grouped strong links, such as the those between value groups in ALS. This advance is especially significant as we address whether or not to exhaustively construct ALS and … Continue reading

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A Guide Update and a Funster Kick Off


The threat of a “The World’s Hardest Sudoku” now relieved, this post starts a review of the “extreme” section of Charles Timmermans Funster Hard to Extreme Sudoku. But mostly, it’s a progress report on the Guide, a set of pages … Continue reading

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Suset Jelly in nrc Space


Here we work through an advanced supersymmetry example from The Hidden Logic of Sudoku, without the symmetries.  The humanly practical tools of Sysudoku are entirely adequate to the task. The theme of this review is that the burdensome emulation SudoRules, … Continue reading

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Sysudoku for Unsolvabrights


In this post, two distinctly Sysudoku techniques have roles in a pattern trial of an Andrew Stuart Unsolvable, this time #183 of January 16, 2016. First, pattern (template) analysis on two numbers finds compatible partial patterns for a coloring trial. … Continue reading

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A Tracing Exercise with Wex 434


A careful marking session finishes Wex 434 in box marking! This surprising event demonstrates how 2-D depth first tracing fully exploits removals and confirmations. My first time through to a solution I considered Wex 434 among the most deserving 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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