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No THLS Case for Hidden XY Chains


This post and the next demonstrate that the examples presented in The Hidden Logic of Sudoku as requiring “Hidden” XY Chains actually have alternative, and much less demanding, resolution paths in the Sysudoku repertoire.  The burdensome maintenance of symmetry grids is … Continue reading

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Hodoku ALS Death Blossoms


This post finishes the review of Bernhard Hobinger’s Hodoku, with his Death Blossom page, featuring two insightful examples. The Sysudoku diagrams are followed by a summary of the site evaluations and Sysudoku lessons learned from this extensive site. I began … Continue reading

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Death Blossom Lite


This post describes and illustrates the Death Blossom with bv petals. It is most easily found as a secondary target while looking for XYZ-wings. Death Blossom Lite is a close, and easier to meet, cousin of the WXYZ-wing. First let’s … Continue reading

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