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Hanabi Without Fireworks


This post reports the ultrahardcore solver solutions for shye’s fifth fireworks example in the forum post  http://forum.enjoysudoku.com/fireworks-t39513.html . It shows the difficulty of the 5th example puzzle and the corresponding value of the fireworks solution. Starting with the common neck … Continue reading

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Fireworks 4 Stretches the Matched Elbow Rule.


After a challenging basic, we get two matched pairs on two values again, but this time, linked by a single bv. The second challenge is the application of the matched elbow rule of the last post in a more hypothetical … Continue reading

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UHC 397 Fills the Stocking


After two “simple” ANL, Beeby finds a candidate removal by pattern overlay analysis. On PhilsFolly.com, this is requested under “POMs”.  Then a pattern analysis for The Guide offers many more removals using freeforms.   A finned swordfish gets us to coloring, … Continue reading

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Heine’s ultrahardcore 1 Starts the Review of Left Pages


This post whittles on a tough grid, duplicating results of the two solvers by different means. When the solvers stall, we find a Single Alternate Sue de Coq for readers to try. Sysudoku Basic brings four clues and  slinks, but … Continue reading

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Ultrahardcore 91 Trials Unleash Beeby


Here is the basics launch on Stefan Heine’s ultrahardcore 91, which quickly runs my two assisting solvers out of humanly practical removals. A Single Alternate Sue de Coq  trial reduces two clusters two one, and produces  two critical clues. In … Continue reading

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Ultrahardcore 47 Pattern Trial


This post bypasses Sudokuwiki’s  forcing chain parade with a value pattern trial, strengthened by the Single Alternate Sue de Coq analysis of the last post.  One pattern is tried and fails, leaving a coloring cluster. When the trial of the … Continue reading

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Mixed Solutions on Nakamoto Extreme 63


This post reports Sudokuwiki AIC building in Nakex 63, until it is overtaken by pattern analysis and coloring. The solver’s path is continued in the following post. Nakex 63 basic is tough, despite a productive bypass.     The first … Continue reading

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Reviewing James Forest’s Classic Sudoku


This post presents a Sysudoku solution of the Classic 24, from James Forest’s Book 30. We’ll do every 24th Classic. The first suggests an easy basic and an interesting diversity of advanced methods. The bypass fills the East boxes with … Continue reading

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Fleshing Out Stuart’s ALS Node Figure 30.1


Andrew Stuart’s The Logic of Sudoku, in a chapter on Almost Locked Sets, presents an example of an ALS node in a confirming Almost Nice Loop, as Figure 30.1. This post fills in the solution, before and after the series … Continue reading

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LPO Knocks Out World’s Hardest 36


A challenge posed by The Worlds Hardest Sudoku Book 36: Is there a route to the solution less advanced than pattern analysis? The puzzle is otherwise distinguished by a BARN right out of line marking, and a notable lack of … Continue reading

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