Tag Archives: single alternate Sue de Coq

Insane 475 by Sudokuwiki and SASdC


In the updated review of the KrazyDad collection of puzzles, Andrew Stuart’s Sudokuwiki solver is a backup on advanced solving, except in irregular XYZ, coloring, pattern analysis, and trials. Prior to the update on Sysudoku review of Insane 475 in … Continue reading

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Dragging in Only Extreme 304


This post continues with three more trials, two to reach a solution, and one to guard against multiple solutions, in Castillo’s Only Extreme 304. This is getting reeeaallly extreme. Last week, we managed to extend and XY-chain across the grid … Continue reading

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Only Extreme 218 by SASdC Trial


This post demonstrates the Single Alternate Sue de Coq with Castillo’s Only Extreme 218. The opportunity for this kind of trial is spotted early in the bv scan, but is best deferred until it is needed as a last resort. … Continue reading

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Only Extreme 89 Guilty on Two Counts


The Only Advanced 46 is followed by a truly Extreme 89. Two different unique Sysudoku trials lead to the same result. The Single Alternate Sue de Coq is deferred, but after advanced techniques fail, it is used.  An equally extreme … Continue reading

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Completing CLEF for Unsolvable 197


This post notes how base candidate combinations of an exocet can be reduced in additional ways, then continues the exocet trials of Unsolvable 197 by means of Sysudoku Chute Lettering Exocet Filter.  This technique is, in part, a systematic way … Continue reading

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Other Pattern Trials for Unsolvable 190


This post continues with UnSolveable 190 to point out  alternative pattern trials leading to the solution, by clearing the monster fog of candidates.. Here again is the  grid after the blue pattern trial of the first 190 post.  Considering  the … Continue reading

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Longo’s Nastiest Ever After


This post finishes the illustrative review of Frank Longo’s The Nastiest Sudoku Book Ever, with review puzzles 673, 684, 695 and 706. The bv scan and occasional easy coloring continue to be enough for what Frank claimed to be the … Continue reading

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