Tag Archives: Charles Timmerman

Funster Extreme 130 Falls in Line Marking


The funster Extreme collection review closes here, with the early departure of the last pre-selected puzzle, Extreme 130. Charles Timmerman’s funster Hard to Extreme Sudoku includes 134 Hard, 134 Very Hard and 134 Extreme puzzles. Here is the Sysudoku review … Continue reading

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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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Funster Extreme 102 Goes BOGO


Barely escaping the bypass, funster Extreme 102 offers a thematic example as inference chain seeing nets an extra victim for the collapse. Close to a bypass victim, Extreme 102 finishes basic quietly. On the line marked grid grid is a … Continue reading

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A Timely Finned Fish in funster Extreme 88


Continuing the review of Charles Timmerman’s funster Hard to Extreme Sudoku, with Extreme 88. The basic compensates for a modest  bypass with a favorable line marking. A naked single early and a finned 2-wing late. Finned fish is a topic … Continue reading

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Funster Extreme 60 and 74 Go Together


Two brief advanced appearances are reported in this post in review of the Extreme section of Charles Timmerman’s Funster Hard to Extreme Sudoku. In Extreme 60, the bypass starts with a 3-fill and uses them to solve a big wedge. … Continue reading

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Funster Extreme 46 Not So Much


The review of Charles Timmerman’s funster Hard to Extreme Sudoku continues with Extreme 46. It’s  entertainingly advanced. Extreme 46 has its moments.  The basic trace is spread across the page with 3-fill after 3-fill. Two unusual events occur in box … Continue reading

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Early Coloring on funster Extreme 32


This post tries for a quick victory on Funx 32 with coloring, without the usual bv scan and X-panel preliminaries. That appears to flop, until three remote pair chains are connected into a long XY chain to wrap two clusters. … Continue reading

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