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Sue Defeats the Slippery Wex 428


The third Weekly Extremes review puzzle is another rewrite, in which an extreme level pattern analysis is made unnecessary by an advanced technique overlooked at first reading. Taxes in? On the review, Wex 428 was easy on us through basic … Continue reading

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HM Easter Monster Solved


This post finishes the HM Easter Monster with Sue de Coq, X-chain ANL, coloring trials, and a remote pair. It ends with a summary of the Hanson and Marans review In the last post, trials of blue and green wrapped … Continue reading

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Pitkow’s Super GMs


Here I review five preselected puzzles from Xaq Pitkow’s 25 Super Grand Master collection of 50 in his Sudoku, Vol. 5.  Only one of five clearly ranks as extreme, above the spotty Grand Master collection just reviewed.  I detail this … Continue reading

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Xaq Pitkow’s Expert Collection


This post gives an overview of the Expert, GM and Super GM collections, and a brief review of the Expert puzzles in Sudoku vol.3 by Xaq Pitkow and Chronicle Books. There are 75 Expert, 100 Grand Master, and  25 Super … Continue reading

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Advanced Stephens


The review  reports how much of the Sysudoku Order of Battle Paul Stephens covers , and evaluates the explanations of advanced techniques in his two currently available books, Mastering Sudoku Week by Week, and Sudoku Addict’s Workbook.  This post is about … Continue reading

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KrazyDad Super Tough Snapshots


Here’s a show-and-tell on some krazy events of the Super Tough review.  The general review was in the last post. The puzzles come from http://www.krazydad.com . This is just the highlights, but it is a snap to download these puzzles … Continue reading

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The Remote Pair – A Special XY-Chain


The remote pair comes your way with a blinking road sign. It is an XY-chain in which every bv along the chain contains the same two candidates, X and Y. The X and Y in the end cells are toxic. … Continue reading

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