Tag Archives: ALS aided AIC

An ultrahardcore 221 ALS AIC Clinic


Continuing a solution path with a finned starfish (5 lines), Beeby carries us through an unlikely  series of ALS aided AIC, dancing around two stalled coloring clusters. The contest ends with regular AIC finally expanding and wrapping the clusters. Here … Continue reading

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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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