Tag Archives: ALS_XZ

Softening left page ultrahardcore 353


Here is another puzzle the DIY oriented solvers suggest is too hard for human solving, even as the moves they find are too instructive to ignore.  This post gets quickly to ALS methods that demand exhaustive enumeration from the DIY … Continue reading

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Two Solvers Play With UHC 265


Heine’s left page ultrahardcore 265 is solved in two posts. This post follows the alternative methods of the review solvers Beeby and Sudokuwiki until they converge on a long series of AIC in the second post. Here is the grid … Continue reading

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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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UHC 89 Breaks Out from a Monster Basic


This post coordinates the two DIY solvers used in the ultrahardcore review, choosing and interpreting solver methods and ignoring some removals to match the Sysudoku DIY order of battle. A series of early moves breaks the ice for AIC building … Continue reading

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Lite Coloring Avoids Trials in KrazyDad 425


This post backs up your lite coloring effort, I hope, on KrazyDad 425. The initial lite trees deliver a cluster merge, and as these grow, lite coloring gives two confirmations and a coloring wrap to finish without trial. The first … Continue reading

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A Lite Update on Castillo’s Only Extreme 347


This post updates a solution by coloring trial in the review post of 12/19/17. A bypass of 6 4-fills resolves 3 of them immediately,  but goes no further than the original 3-fill only bypass.  Then we follow Beeby through a … Continue reading

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Beeby Softens Up ultrahardcore 443


This post reports a series of Beeby ALS-XZ featuring alignments in Z and X, almost to the point where a trial is needed. A simple basic trace means a hard start, with a crowded grid. Sudokuwiki’s 579-wing is a Beeby … Continue reading

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An SASdC Trial Defeats ultrahardcore 355


In this post a SASdC trial plays like a regular hard puzzle from other collections. The trial amounts to adding two clues, and seeing  what happens.  But it isn’t guessing, and instead of making a small gain, the trial solves … Continue reading

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A Coloring Trial Weakens ultrahardcore 311


Sorry about last week’s post arriving a week earlly. This week continues the solving of Stefan Heine’s ultrahardcore 311 with a coloring trial, and an enabled Beeby marching to the solution. Here is the trial grid, after the removal of … Continue reading

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Beeby Carries UHC 223 to a Second Cluster


This post reports how the Beeby solver comes to life after the Single Alternate Sue de Coq trial , and nibbles Heine’s ultrahardcore 223 to a second coloring cluster. Beeby notes the ANL as a simple chain, but it’s AIC … Continue reading

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