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Touring the Bypass and a Human Engineered Inscription


This post continues the visit of Sudoku Satisfaction readers to Sysudoku with a demonstration of the slink marking bypass, line marking inscription, and basic subset spotting. How was lunch?  . . .  Good. OK, we’re ready to continue. Here is … Continue reading

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The Sudoku Satisfaction Tour


In the next three posts, I introduce Sudoku Satisfaction  by Richard Nicholas Seemel, by inviting sysudokies to attend a tour for Satisfaction readers. The tour will highlight differences between  two systems that agree on basic solving approach, but not on … Continue reading

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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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An Update on the Slink Marking Bypass


This first post of 2015 updates sysudokies on the slink marking bypass, a preliminary stage of box marking introduced in late 2014. Experience now warrants that the bypass, as it will now be referred to, be accorded a permanent starting … Continue reading

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The 2014 Akron Sudoku Tournament


Here is a report on my experience in the Akron-Summit County Library Sudoku Tournament of 2014 last Saturday. In particular, it’s a brief review on how well my recently introduced dublex bypass worked on the tournament puzzles. Each puzzle came … Continue reading

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The 2012 Akron Sudoku Tournament


I have to interrupt my review of forcing chains to celebrate the hugely successful, first time Sudoku tournament put on by my hometown Akron-Summit County Library.  Upwards of 50 solvers enjoyed three 20 minute rounds, followed by an exhibition of … Continue reading

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Box Marking of Maestro 4


This is an extra post for any sysudokies working up Maestro 4 for color bridging. After 1: NWm=>Wm, Sm.  2: Cm. 3:NWm=>Wm, Sm.  4: NEm=>Em.  5: SW5=>Sm. 6: Nm=>Cm, SWm.   7:  Nc5np67.  8:  9: NE9=>(SEm, NE4=>(NW4m, NE5m=>E5m), NE2m), Cm. the grid … Continue reading

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