Tag Archives: pattern slicing

The Insane 455 Pink/Olive Pattern Trial


This post reports on the updated KrazyDad Insane still at its posted date of August 20, 2013, but now updated to continue the introduction of pattern slicing, or pink/olive pattern analysis, by showing how it leads to decisive trials when … Continue reading

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KrazyDad Insane 425 Introduces Pattern Slicing


This post reports on the introduction of pattern slicing, a.k.a. the pink olive, in KD Insane v4, b2, n5 of 7/30/13. The method is defined, and demonstrated on the 3-panel of Insane 425. This review is being updated first, as … Continue reading

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Finishing More Extreme 200


This post continues, slicing the 9 patterns of More Extreme 200, and conducting trials of the divided sets. A brief, but decisive cluster merge ends the struggle. Antoine was right. #200 is outstanding. Following a pink/olive analysis on the 9 … 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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Grinding Down Insane 495 with LPO Coloring


In this concluding post on Insane 495, one of two clusters is expanded by several means, including color LPO and a nice loop, merging clusters and reaching a point where an easy trial color wraps it up.  Insane 495 is  … Continue reading

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Trials on KD Insane 475


This updated post shows how pattern slicing, a theme in the Krazy Dad Insane review, fails on the v4, book 7, n5 puzzle. The fall back is a Sysudoku trial innovation, the Single Alternate Trial Sue de Coq. The method, … Continue reading

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A Sudokuwiki Resolution of Insane 475


In this post Insane 475 is taken through basic and then submitted to Andrew Stuart’s Sudokuwiki solver for advanced solving.  In the original review, the puzzle was solved by an Single Alternative Sue de Coq trial, but in this update … Continue reading

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