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The Volume 10 Rebecca Bean Extremely Hard Sudoku


This post begins the second review of a Rebecca Bean collection, this one prompted by a clever cover, and similarities in format to recently reviewed collections attributed to Moito Publishing, A.D. Ardson and James D. Glover. Here we resolve Extremely … Continue reading

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Ardson’s Toughest, Even Slightly Diabolical, 310


This post fleshes out the review table entry, and checkpoints the two week homework assignment of the Ardson Sudoku Diabolical v.1. The early coloring typical of the review is helpful, but not decisive. In the bypass, the 3-fill menace is … Continue reading

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Moito’s I-4 Inspires a Trace Refinement


This post introduces an improved trace convention for 3-fills, in response to a complex of 3-fills in the bypass solution of Very Hard I-4 from Moito’s Sudoku Road to Mastery, the puzzle Moito rates as highest possible difficulty. The bypass … Continue reading

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A Chicken Chok’in Checkpoint on Unhidden Chains


This post checkpoints Royle 17-16774, a rare example in The Hidden Logic of Sudoku of conjugacy chains dealing with a monster cloud of candidates. The checkpoint also catches SudoRules dismembering a “useless” XY nice loop that somehow sneaked into THLS. … Continue reading

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Sysudoku for Unsolvabrights


In this post, two distinctly Sysudoku techniques have roles in a pattern trial of an Andrew Stuart Unsolvable, this time #183 of January 16, 2016. First, pattern (template) analysis on two numbers finds compatible partial patterns for a coloring trial. … Continue reading

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Just One More “More Extreme”


This post concludes the Alary More Extreme review puzzles with More 144, Basic marking features a timely naked quad, and advanced solving is another parade of highlights. The basic trace classifies More Extreme 144 as a tough one. I would … Continue reading

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KrazyDad Super Tough Snapshots


Here’s a show-and-tell on some krazy events of the Super Tough review.  The general review was in the last post. The puzzles come from http://www.krazydad.com . This is just the highlights, but it is a snap to download these puzzles … Continue reading

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