Tag Archives: nice loops

Hodoku Nice Loop Mythology


This post dismisses the Stephens/Hobiger theory of cell links, propogation rules, and loop closing rules as unnecessary and overcomplicated. It uses the first two Hodoku AIC ANL examples to demonstrate the alternative Sysudoku chain construction process. As a blogger, one … Continue reading

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Fata Morgana Sysudokie Fried


In this post, the exocet trials are completed and a path to the monster’s cave is mapped and cleared of fog. A color wrap brings us to base camp, for the final ascent. The nice loop generated by Cr5np16 is … Continue reading

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Bob Goes Fishing


This post examines Bob Hanson’s grid analysis, the Sudoku Assistant approach to regular fish, as described in Sudoku Assistant – Solving Techniques. Bob Hanson actually takes his generalized method fishing! Out on Sudoku lake, the GN looks like this: If … Continue reading

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Solving The Golden Nugget


Just in time for New Years, the Golden Nugget falls on the fourth exocet trial.  The monster gets creamed by the convergence of three powerful, but entirely accessible sysudoku tactics:   exocet trials, enumerated and sliced patterns, and the Sue de … Continue reading

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Three Golden Nugget Exocet Trials


This is a report on the first three of the six possible exocet trials of the Golden Nugget based on the exocet verification and pattern data of the previous  two posts.  The trials demonstrate how properties of the exocet formation … Continue reading

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KrazyDad Super Coloring


This post follows the systematic dismantling of review puzzle SuperTough volume 5, book 8, #5, as it demonstrates the crushing logical power of Medusa coloring.  This completes the Sysudoku review of the excellent Super Tough collection found on http://krazydad.com. Here … Continue reading

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Absolutely Nasty 4 Review Snaps I


Here we link back to advanced solving posts as we enjoy sysudokie solving snapshots from the review table puzzles 0f Frank Longo’s Absoutely Nasty Level 4 (AN4) collection.  Did you ever get trapped looking at a neighbor’s vacation slides ?  You … Continue reading

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