Tag Archives: Dave Green

Sysudoku Basic Subsets in a Sunday 5-Star


In this post, a Dave Green Sunday 5-star illustrates how naked and hidden subsets are spotted in Sysudoku Basic, a 3-stage process to identify candidates, and solve many Sudoku puzzles in the process.    Sysudoku Basic finds clues and subsets … Continue reading

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Dave’s Octuplet 


In this post, 3-fills leave a near solution in the bypass, with an entirely blank box. Box marking resolves it systematically. Seeing the four 5-fills and box corner candidates, you might suspect that this is a follow up on the … Continue reading

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Dave Defies the Bypass on a July Saturday


This post encounters a very odd situation. All the givens in your homework Dave Green Saturday 4-star of 7/18/21 are on corner cells of the boxes. No double line exclusion (dublex) or cross hatch clues in the bypass. The past … Continue reading

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Doing Every 4-Fill


In the Dave Green 5-star of 1/23/22, four 4-fills are available before starting the bypass values list, on r2, r8, c2, and c8. It brings up the possibility that 4-fills can solve this Conceptis puzzle by themselves? We normally put … Continue reading

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Another Dave Green Sysudoku Basic Workout


This post details  another Sunday Dave Green 5-star coming ever so close to breaking the limit that Dave seems to impose on his Sunday puzzles. It appeared in the 9/15/2019 edition of the Akron Beacon Journal. My grid is unimpressed … Continue reading

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A Surprising Dave Green Sunday 5-Star


My Sunday morning ritual Sudoku, the Dave Green 5-star of September 3, 2017,  sent me upstairs for PowerPoint support. This one breaks tradition by surviving Sysudoku basic, and with a heavy line marking. After no other advanced progress,  a four … Continue reading

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Dave Green’s Three Column Bypass 3-Fill


This post traces the bypass solution of Dave Green’s Friday **** of July 7, 2017, an amazing follow up to my recent addition of 3-fill’s to the slink marking bypass. This puzzle, starting with  three column 3-fills among the givens, … Continue reading

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Green’s Labor Day Sunday 5-Star


The last Sudoku of Dave Green’s Labor Day Weekend, the Sunday 5-Star, has a challenging sysudokie bypass and line marking, barely staying within the lines of basic solving. Even on a ©PowerPoint grid, this puzzle would be a nightmare with … Continue reading

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Green’s Labor Day Weekend Workout


Here I checkpoint the bypass on the correct version of Dave Green’s 9/03/16 Saturday 4-Star, and assign my readers to try the bypass on his Sunday puzzle. The series of three demonstrates how the challenge and efficiency of the bypass … Continue reading

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Recovering From a Small Disaster


This post corrects an incorrect homework assignment, and announces some changes in Sysudoku due to a switch to a new computer and updated operating system. Last week was not a good one. On Tuesday I posted an incorrect puzzle for … Continue reading

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