Tag Archives: ALS aided AIC

Absolutely Nasty4 Snaps II


One post wasn’t enough, so this is the second featuring highlights from the sysudokie review of Frank Longo’s Absolutely Nasty Level 4 collection. X-chains are normally denizens of the X-panels, but in AbsNasty4 #21, one was caught in line marking … Continue reading

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Absolutely Nasty 4 Review Snaps I


Here we link back to advanced solving posts as we enjoy sysudokie solving snapshots from the review table puzzles 0f Frank Longo’s Absoutely Nasty Level 4 (AN4) collection.  Did you ever get trapped looking at a neighbor’s vacation slides ?  You … Continue reading

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ALS Merged Cell Forcing Chains


This post demonstrates the merger of cell forcing chains by means of ALS nodes.  I  checkpoint  three triple cell forcing chains from the challenge of the previous post, and argue that comprehensive search for cell forcing chains beyond the dual level … Continue reading

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Cell Forcing Chains


Here we examine forcing chains starting from all candidates in a cell.  When the number of chains is 2, there is nothing new.  Above that,  there is a new strategy to explore, which rivals LPO in complexity, but falls behind … Continue reading

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The ALS Node in the AIC


This post explains how an Almost Locked Set, an ALS, can be a node in an AIC, providing a slink between two winks connecting candidates of different numbers. In this blog the ALS was first applied in the Sysudoku version … Continue reading

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