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Classic Review Ends,OnEx 261 Escapes Trials


This post traces the bypass finish of Classic 240 and presents the review table for James Forest’s Classic Sudoku. Then it continues the update review of Manuel Castillo’s Only Extreme Sudoku with Only Extreme 261. Demonstrating a solution without trial, … Continue reading

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A Pink Pattern Trial on Insane 495


LPO is delayed one post in the Sudokuwiki aided update of the KD Insane review, because two more effective methods are highlighted in KD Insane 495 of 10/08/13. A second ALS boomerang turns up, and after a similar pattern analysis … Continue reading

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More Satisfaction in Saturday 2


This post completes the last hour of the Satisfaction Sudoku tour of Sysudoku, with alternative solution paths beyond the bv scan in Saturday 2. It features a finned X-wing, a coloring wrap, and an alternative freeform pattern analysis with a … Continue reading

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A Boomer Inspired Pattern Trial in 495


In the original review, KrazyDad Insane 495 was an example of Limited Pattern Overlay, but eluded a decisive solution by LPO. In this update, Stuart’s Sudokuwiki “runs out of known strategies”, but makes some spectacular plays, including an ALS boomerang … Continue reading

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