Tag Archives: AIC nice loop

Cluster Extension by Not-Both Trials


In this post and the next, the first puzzle of the Manuel Castillo Only Extreme Sudoku review, Only Extreme 3,  is taken ahead of the review of his Only Hard Sudoku. The reason is in the title. Rounding out the … Continue reading

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Cycling Blindfolded with the Guide


This post calls out Gordon Guide misguidance related to coloring, slink chains and the XY chain. AIC fundamentals are omitted in favor of ineffectual strategy and renaming of well known AIC formations. First, lets checkpoint the basic solving of the … Continue reading

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Packing for the Golden Nugget Exocet Assault


This post completes exocet removal testing, finding an unexpected consistency over the solution combinations.  These results are so telling, that we prepare for a sysudoku assault of the Golden Nugget. We bring up a partnering brigade of 30 2-patterns, in … Continue reading

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Nugget’s Exocet


This post examines the exocet attributed to Allen Barker and enthusiastically vetted by New Players forum, as applied to the opening elimination in the Golden Nugget.  This example suggests a more direct definition for the exocet , and introduces a … Continue reading

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Nice Loop Coloring of Insane 465


In this post, KrazyDad wins a skirmish in our friendly difference of opinion on Insane guessing.  Jim’s Insane 465 convinces  me to put a cluster color on trial, as I have done only for confirmation of multiple solutions.  But the … Continue reading

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Stephens Extremes Snapshots I


Here we have highlight snapshots from the review puzzles from Paul Stephens’ Extreme collection.  Recent posts have been about the Stephens approach to basic and advanced solving.  The Sysudoku solving of two of the review puzzles, Weeks 48 and Addicts … Continue reading

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Extreme Stephens


This post completes my analysis of Paul Stephens advanced solving instruction in his current books, covering his “extreme” sections. Paul’s descriptions and examples are evaluated from the sysudoku perspective. Let’s start with another look at Paul’s preview for his Week … Continue reading

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