Tag Archives: slink marking bypass

An XY Playground in Classic 72


James Forest’s Classic 72 delivers two rare birds, then gets tripped up by a Y-wing. The bypass threatens to take over, but leaves  an XY playground.       The line marked grid gives all of the Sysudoku Basic results. … Continue reading

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Hard Beware 125 Bypass


This post continues the review of 10 pre-selected Beware! Very Challenging puzzles from Will Shortz’ volume 1 of Hard Sudoku, with Beware 125. The review is a Sysudoku Basic Clinic, all being solved before candidates are completed and advanced methods … Continue reading

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Chute Filling Beware 115


The second selection for the review of Will Shortz’ Hard Sudoku v.1 is Beware! Very Challenging 115. After a checkpoint on the Sysudoku Basic solution path, there is a brief report on the Guide’s Pattern Analysis page, now published in … Continue reading

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World’s 36 and 200 Basic, and More on 25


In this post, checkpoint traces on World’s Hardest 36 and 200, and a direct comparison with  two Strmckr solutions to Worlds 25. Also, a Gordon Fick contribution to the cause. Here is Strmckr’s first solution, right out of line marking. It’s … Continue reading

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Bookends of the Only Hard


This post checkpoints the only sysudokie bypass casualty and the only sysudokie basic survivor, in this second review of Manuel Castillo’s Only Hard Sudoku collection. The report of my first review was posted 1 ½ years ago, March 29, 2016. … Continue reading

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Dave Green’s Three Column Bypass 3-Fill


This post traces the bypass solution of Dave Green’s Friday **** of July 7, 2017, an amazing follow up to my recent addition of 3-fill’s to the slink marking bypass. This puzzle, starting with  three column 3-fills among the givens, … Continue reading

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Berthier’s Hidden Logic of Sudoku


This post begins a sysudokie reading of Denis Berthier’s weighty and challenging treatise on Sudoku, The Hidden Logic of Sudoku, or in this report, THLS. I start with an overview of the agenda of the book, which  differs greatly from … Continue reading

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