Tag Archives: Stefan Heine

UHC 177 Stretches It Out


In this post, Heine’s left page ultrahardcore 177 gets from one cluster wrap to two more in a long series of AIC and boxlines. Continuing from the green wrap of last week, blue SW3 takes the last r9 5 outside … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up UHC 89


This post completes a coloring solution of Stefan Heine’s left page ultrahardcore 89.  Two examples of cluster exit AIC building bring a second finned swordfish, and a cluster exit wrap of the large cluster. After this follow up of last … Continue reading

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A UHC 45 Discontinuous Nice Loop Seminar


Heine’s left page ultrahardcore 45 offers a host of examples illustrating when a Beeby “discontinuous nice loop” is and isn’t a 1-way. Coloring closes the class. UHC 45 has a remarkable number of bv and line slinks, given the monster-like … Continue reading

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Pattern Analysis with Coloring on UHC 1


Coloring can be combined with freeform pattern analysis to determine a small set of pattern trials for Heine’s ultrahardcore 1. Typical choices for this decision are reviewed. A single trial produces the solution. For this we go back to the … Continue reading

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Dov Introduces Lite Coloring of ultrahardcore 311


This post finishes the lite coloring revisit of past trials with Dov Mittelman’s lite introduction. It leads to a solution of Stefan Heine’s UHC 311 without trial. This puzzle occupied 3 posts in the ultrahardcore review, starting with November 3. … Continue reading

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Lite Coloring Avoids Trials in KrazyDad 425


This post backs up your lite coloring effort, I hope, on KrazyDad 425. The initial lite trees deliver a cluster merge, and as these grow, lite coloring gives two confirmations and a coloring wrap to finish without trial. The first … Continue reading

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An Error Hides a Lite Coloring Trap on ultrahardcore 399


This post corrects an error on the post of December 8, that prevents a lite coloring trap in ultrahardcore 399. Then there’s follow up on the trap, with the lite coloring marking in place. Trial is not avoided, but the … Continue reading

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Pattern Trials Peel the UHC 487 Onion


The ultrahardcore review ends, with Stefan Heine’s 487 giving up a naked single and two skyscrapers, and a jaw dropping complex 1-way, shuts down the solver team. Slicing at it with three onion peeling pattern trials leaves very little for … Continue reading

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SASdC Unlock UHC 443 for Beeby


After the hidden unique rectangle hinted last week, a pair of Single Alternate Sue de Coq trials gets the review solver Beeby moving again. ALS-wings and a finned X-wing get us to a colorful finish. The hidden unique rectangle left … Continue reading

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Beeby Softens Up ultrahardcore 443


This post reports a series of Beeby ALS-XZ featuring alignments in Z and X, almost to the point where a trial is needed. A simple basic trace means a hard start, with a crowded grid. Sudokuwiki’s 579-wing is a Beeby … Continue reading

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