Tag Archives: ANL

A funster Extreme 116 Labor Day Special


An effective bypass, and a simple uniqueness rectangle, and three choices to close down funster Extreme 116 early. Charles Timmerman’s funster Extreme collection is less than  extreme, but a good introduction to advanced solving methods. The basic work is easy, … Continue reading

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Only Extreme 390 – a Fitting Finale


In this post, the last preselected Sudoku of the review, Only Extreme 390, is solved by only advanced methods, but by an extremely thin margin.  The first crack in the armor is an irregular XYZ-wing. At first I missed an … Continue reading

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Hodoku X-chains on the X-panel


On this post, X-panel chain analysis is illustrated on a Hodoku example. Hobiger’s coverage of X-chains is shallow on fundamentals and distracted with named X-chains. Several X-chain highlights of the blog are recalled. Hodoku starts the chain types with X-chains. … Continue reading

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Fata Morgana Sysudokie Fried


In this post, the exocet trials are completed and a path to the monster’s cave is mapped and cleared of fog. A color wrap brings us to base camp, for the final ascent. The nice loop generated by Cr5np16 is … Continue reading

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The Fata Morgana Exocet


Here we do the Sysudoku basic solving of the celebrity monster Fata Morgana, and develop a trial plan based on its exocet. The Sysudoku interpretation of the exocet as a trial generator is reviewed and two of the three exocet … Continue reading

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A Second Cluster for the HM Easter Monster


This post continues the Hanson and Barans attack on their Easter Monster with trials of a slink between the 4/6 candidate loops in the W and S blocks. The pair of trials required to do this will either prove the … Continue reading

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Two Colorful Super Grand Masters


Here I continue the review of Sudoku, vol. 3 puzzles with the detailed solving of its SGM 20, and a coloring highlight from SGM 25. SGM 20 begins like no other puzzle I’ve ever seen of the advanced class, with … Continue reading

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