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Weekly Extreme 426 Traces and Trials


We open the Weekly Extreme Competition review with #426. My selection for the review is simply the consecutive weeks, from here to #435. I’ll provide complete tracing to the point of guaranteed collapse. I want to particularly welcome WEC players. … Continue reading

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Unsolvable 40 Logically Solved


In this post we checkpoint the solution of Stuart’s Unsolvable 40, via LPO and a coloring cluster extended by pattern slinks.  The solution of this puzzle by pattern analysis expresses well the ideals of Systematic Sudoku, and demonstrates what can … Continue reading

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