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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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Tough, But Not So Nasty


Continuing with the review of Frank Longo’s The Nastiest Sudoku Book Ever, a sysudokie faces another hard judgement on a Single Alternate Sue de Coq, in Nastiest 662. If the trial is archived, the puzzle withstands major blows before giving … Continue reading

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The ALS Jump Ball


The last review puzzle from the Weekly Extreme Competition, Wex 435, evades the Sue de Coq to give us: a precaution about grouped forcing chains in XYZ-wings, a genuinely extreme patterns trial, and an obvious form of ALS trial to … Continue reading

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Two More Wex Join Sue’s Parade


In Weekly Extreme 432, a Sue de Coq shows some promising removals, but we never get there, because the verification trial solves the puzzle. After moderate basic solving in all three Sysudoku stages,     Wex 432 presents the Sue … Continue reading

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Wex 431 Slips by Sue, but is Caught


Finally a Weekly Extreme gets through the Sue de Coq gauntlet. Or so I thought. But after a joyful romp into XYZ-wing technique, and coloring aided by pattern analysis, I get to demonstrate instead another resource of my single alternative … Continue reading

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Wex 430 Bewitched by Sue de Coq


After putting up a decent fight in basic, Weekly Extreme 430 joins an embarrassingly long line of Weekly Extreme Competition puzzles defeated by the single alternate Sue de Coq, one my early advanced solving discoveries. This time it’s the verification … Continue reading

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Wex 429 is Sued


In the review of a sequence of 10 Weekly Extreme Competition puzzles, Wex 429 is toppled by an easily verified Sue de Coq. The post begins with a checkpoint for the reader’s own solution of Wex 428 by single alternate … Continue reading

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