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Jacobs’ Sudoku for the Brave


Coming back to basics, this post reviews Charlie Jacobs’ collection of basic puzzles, Sudoku for the Brave. The book has no commentary at all.  Just puzzles and solutions. Charlie labels his 200 puzzles “Extreme”, but they don’t come close to … Continue reading

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The Slink Marking Bypass


This post describes an adaptation of Sysudoku box marking which is suitable for timed solving contests. I call it the slink marking bypass. You apply the slink and triple marks to finding clues and cell claiming naked pairs only, bypassing … Continue reading

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Basic Hanson Homework


This post follows up on sysudokie homework comparing Bob Hanson’s basic solving with Sysudoku basic. In Sysudoku-ville, Bob’s illustrative puzzle of the last post doesn’t escape line marking. The left over hidden single N5 shows up where expected. No doubt … Continue reading

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Basic Solving With Bob Hanson


I start my review of Sudoku Assistant – Solving Techniques with the basic solving of Hanson’s Sudoku Assistant, introduced by last week’s post. Basic solving is defined as the process by which we complete the candidate grid, required for advanced … Continue reading

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