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Two more Basic FTSPAH, 64 and 164


FTSPAH 64 exits in the bypass, and illustrates several bypass tactics that avoid the curse – invoking frustration that the  composers of FTSPAH puzzles claim on their cover. Its post partner 164 illustrates more bypass moves and survives for a … Continue reading

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Lucky Panda 480 Ends the Review


The last review Sudoku of the Lucky Panda Books 500 Sudoku Puzzles, 480, finishes on message with Sysudoku’s choices of bv mining tools, the XY railway and coloring. If you have time for nothing else, you might try your hand … Continue reading

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Two More Basic Losses for the World’s Hardest


This post presents the review table, and basic traces of 46 and 188, two of the top rated ten puzzles of The World’s Hardest Sudoku Book. The puzzles were displayed on the last post. These two don’t make it to … Continue reading

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Almost Extreme Bean ExHdv10 II-29


Here we have a regular XYZ wing with two irregular victims, multiple coloring clusters and wraps, one, by an AIC almost nice loop. Rebecca Beam’s Extremely Hard v.10 II-29 is borderline extreme. Basic is tough, but routine.   Except for … Continue reading

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Sadistic Sudoku Review


No, it isn’t a sadistic review. I’m reviewing Arnold Snyder’s Sadistic Sudoku collection of puzzles. Arnold’s solving advice, as presented in his “Sudoku Formula” books 2 and 3, will be analyzed in the following post. Two typical review puzzles are … Continue reading

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Closing the Weekly Extreme Review


This is the final post of the Sysudoku WEC collection review. It opens with a checkpoint on the finish of a pink/olive pattern analysis and with it, Weekly Extreme Competition 435. A review table shows the features found in each … Continue reading

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Absolutely Nasty Level 4 Review


I’m doing a quick sysudoku grading review of Frank Longo’s Level 4 collection.  It is based on 10 puzzles selected by prior rule. This post reports the general level, with backup data. The next will have some very entertaining snapshots … Continue reading

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