# Tag Archives: Antoine Alary

## Gordon Fick Tricks More Extreme 200

This post reports an alternative solution, without my pattern analysis, to Antoine Alary’s special More Extreme 200, based on a Sysudoku reader’s innovative use of a little known technique, the double common ALS pair. Two ALS sharing two restricted common … Continue reading

## Finishing More Extreme 200

This post continues, slicing the 9 patterns of More Extreme 200, and conducting trials of the divided sets. A brief, but decisive cluster merge ends the struggle. Antoine was right. #200 is outstanding. Following a pink/olive analysis on the 9 … Continue reading

## Taking on More Extreme 200

This post and the next checkpoint a sysudokie solution of Antoine Alary’s extra tough More Extreme 200. Sysudokie readers are given an opportunity to get a little extreme, as well. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Let’s do the 200. But first, … Continue reading

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## Just One More “More Extreme”

This post concludes the Alary More Extreme review puzzles with More 144, Basic marking features a timely naked quad, and advanced solving is another parade of highlights. The basic trace classifies More Extreme 144 as a tough one. I would … Continue reading

## Smooth Navigation in Rocky Terrain

This post reports a sysudokie attack on Alary’s More Extreme 84 with several highlight eliminations. A naked triple and a combination X-panel punch on the tightly linked numbers lead to a polarity ANL, color bridging and a surprising color wrap. … Continue reading

## Alary at His Stingiest

This post details the solving of the Antoine Alary review puzzle More Extreme 104, featuring a laborious line marking leading to a sea of candidates. Then the day is saved by Antoine’s escape hatch, maintaining a reasonably advanced level of … Continue reading

## A Little More Extreme

Here is a follow up on the advanced level More Extreme 4, with background looks at the bv map, XYZ map, and X-panel . There is a challenge to find a forcing chain XYZ alongside a regular one. Entering the … Continue reading

## More Extreme?

Here we begin a review of the second collection of Antoine Alary’s Extreme series, with general comments, a review table, and a checkpoint on the Sysudoku solving on More Extreme 64, a puzzle that is typical of the “generous” variety … Continue reading

## Guide 775 Concluded

Here we continue with Gordon Guide 775, going through Sysudoku advanced methods, but trying particularly to invoke those brought up in the Guide. Last week, we found a regular XYZ-wing, a 231-wing to be exact, generating 11 new clues and … Continue reading