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The Sudoku Satisfaction Tour


In the next three posts, I introduce Sudoku Satisfaction  by Richard Nicholas Seemel, by inviting sysudokies to attend a tour for Satisfaction readers. The tour will highlight differences between  two systems that agree on basic solving approach, but not on … Continue reading

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Adopting the Slink Marking Bypass


This post reviews the origins of the slink marking bypass, now adopted for Sysudoku basic solving. A bypass trace on Very Hard 28 illustrates the challenge available in a basic level puzzle.   It also kicks off a series of  Dave … Continue reading

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Mastering Basic Sudoku With Carol


This post starts a two part review of Carol Vorderman’s Master Sudoku . The book covers basic solving in three lessons, with a set of puzzles appropriate for each. Here we consider the “easy” to “difficult” tactics, with her walk … Continue reading

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Shortz’ Ferocious Falls Short


Here I have to report a surprisingly poor showing, as an advanced solving collection, of Will Shortz’ “Beware! Very Challenging” puzzles from his 2008 book, Ferocious Sudoku. Will Shortz collection books are by far the best known among U.S. Sudoku … Continue reading

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Starting With Stephens


This begins a review of Paul Stephens’ solving recommendations and puzzles.  The review is based on Paul’s currently offered books,  Mastering Sudoku Week by Week, subtitled “52 steps to becoming a Sudoku wizard” , and his The Sudoku Addict’s Handbook. … Continue reading

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