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Tracking a Patterns Game Entry


This post and the next explore two entries in the online Sudoku composing contest known as the “Patterns Game”. The contest is between Sudoku composers:  who can submit first puzzles with unique solutions that fit a “pattern” of givens issued … 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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PencilPress Extreme 57 and Two Master Classes


Three more Basic victories are reported here with interesting traces. Looking ahead, the blog is heading toward more advanced collections, with this series being the final statement on Sysudoku Basic. Ppbr 57 starts remarkably like ppbr49. C1 makes a wall … Continue reading

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An XY Playground in Classic 72


James Forest’s Classic 72 delivers two rare birds, then gets tripped up by a Y-wing. The bypass threatens to take over, but leaves  an XY playground.       The line marked grid gives all of the Sysudoku Basic results. … Continue reading

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Funster Extreme 46 Not So Much


The review of Charles Timmerman’s funster Hard to Extreme Sudoku continues with Extreme 46. It’s  entertainingly advanced. Extreme 46 has its moments.  The basic trace is spread across the page with 3-fill after 3-fill. Two unusual events occur in box … Continue reading

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Coloring Wrings Out World’s Hardest 102


World’s 102 starts without ‘1’ givens and with two 3-fill lines. It winds up in a coloring trap expansion into a wrap. Basic makes progress in all three phases.               Making a hasty bv … Continue reading

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A.D. Ardson’s Sudoku Diabolical


This post begins a brief review of A.D. Ardson’s Sudoku Diabolical, with a review table and analysis of the first of a pre-selected series 30, 70, . . . , 390. Ardson’s Sudoku Very Hard Puzzles, volume 2, very similar … Continue reading

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