Collection Reviews

Dave Green
10/14/14   Green Pastures
10/21/14   Basic by Our Fingernails
10/28/14   Just One More Dave Green
10/04/16   Green’s Labor Day Weekend Workout
10/11/16   Green’s Labor Day Sunday 5-Star
7/18/17     Dave Green’s Three Column Bypass 3-Fill
10/08/19   Another Dave Green Sysudoku Basic Workout

Tom Sheldon’s Master Class
2/05/13   Grading the Master Class
2/19/13   Snapshots from Sheldon’s Master Class
8/06/19 PencilPress 25 and Master Class 30 Update
8/13/19 PencilPress 33 and Master Class 40
8/20/19 PencilPress 41 and A Well Hidden Dublex
8/27/19 PencilPress Extreme 49 and Master Class 60
9/03/19 PencilPress Extreme 57 and Two Master Classes
9/10/19 PencilPress 65 and Master Class 90
9/17/19 PencilPress 73 and Master Class 100
9/24/19 PencilPress 81 and Master Class 110
10/01/19 Master Class 120 Completes the Update

Frank Longo’s Absolutely Nasty Level 4
2/26/13   Absolutely Nasty Level 4 Review
3/05/13   Absolutely Nasty 4 Review Snaps I
3/12/13   Absolutely Nasty 4 Review Snaps II

Paul Stephens
5/28/13   Paul Stephens’ Extremes Review
6/04/13   Stephens Extremes Snapshots I
6/11/13   Stephens’ Extremes Snaps II
6/18/13   Stephens’ Extremes Snaps III

Will Shortz Ferocious, Trickiest
6/25/13   Shortz’ Ferocious Falls Short
7/02/13   A Ferocious Hall of Mirrors
7/09/13   Shortz’ Trickiest Bewares?

KrazyDad SuperTough
3/19/13   KrazyDad Super Tough Review
3/26/13   KrazyDad Super Tough Snapshots
4/02/13   KrazyDad Super Coloring

KrazyDad Insane
7/16/13   The Insane Review Begins
7/23/13   Insane 425 Introduces the Boomerang
7/30/13   Insane 425 Finishes with the Pink Olive
8/06/13   Insane 435 By Irregular XYZ and ANL
8/13/13   An Insane 445 Pattern Slicing Demo
8/20/13   Insane 455 Colors with Pink Olive Crayons
8/27/13   Nice Loop Coloring of Insane 465
9/03/13   A Sudokuwiki Resolution of Insane 475
9/17/13   Trials on Insane 475
9/24/13   Sudokuwiki Finds a Boomerang
10/01/KD Insane 485 One Clue Better
10/08/13   A Boomer Inspired Pattern Trial in 495
10/15/13   4X5 Holds Off LPO for a Pattern Trial
10/22/13   An Insane Review is Completed

Xaq Pitkow Sudoku v.3
1/07/14   Polishing Pages and Posts for 2014
1/14/14   Xaq Pitkow’s Expert Collection
1/21/14   Pitkow’s Grand Master Sudoku
1/28/14   Advancing through GM 5
2/02/14   The Orphans of GM 95
2/11/14   Pitkow’s Super Grand Masters
2/18/14   Two Colorful Super Grand Masters

Nikoli X-treme Sudoku
9/09/14 Nikoli’s X-treme Sudoku
9/16/14 The Empathy of Nikoli Composers?
9/23/14 X-treme Hidden and Naked Treasures

Wayne Gould’s Fiendish Sudoku
11/04/14   Gould’s Not So Fiendish
11/11/14   Fiendish NPM Wins and Loses
11/18/14   The Fiendish 100 BUG-gy Maze

Frank Longo’s Gordon Guide Collection
1/27/15 Gordon Guide Puzzle Review
2/03/15   Gordon Guide 775 Concluded

Antoine Alary More Extreme
2/10/15   How Extreme is More Extreme?
2/17/15   A Little More Extreme
2/24/15   Alary at His Stingiest
3/03/15   Smooth Navigation in Rocky Terrain
3/10/15   Just One More “More Extreme”
3/17/15   Taking on More Extreme 200
3/24/15   Finishing More Extreme 200
5/05/15   Fick Tricks More Extreme

Weekly Extreme Competition
3/31/15   Weekly Extreme 426 Trials
4/07/15 A Colorful Verification Creams Wex 427
4/14/15   Sue de Coq Defeats a Slippery Wex 428
4/21/15   Wex 429 is Sued
4/28/15   Wex 430 Bewitched by Sue de Coq 200
5/12/15   Wex 431 Slips by Sue, but is Caught
5/19/15   Two More Weekly Extremes Join Sue’s Parade
5/26/15   Tracing Exercise with Wex 434
6/02/15   The ALS Jump Ball
6/09/15   Closing the Weekly Extreme Review
7/21/15 Revisiting Wex 435

Longo’s Nastiest Ever
1/19/16   Longo’s Nastiest Collection
1/26/16   Longo’s Nastiest Ever Party II
2/02/16   Tough, But Not So Nasty
2/09/16   Longo’s Nastiest Ever After

Djape Hard Sudoku
3/15/16   Djape’s Only Hard Sudoku

A.D. Ardson Very Hard v.2
4/18/17   An Ardson Truly Hard Collection
4/25/17   An Ardson Very Hard Workout
5/02/17   Ardson Not So Hard Ardv2 118
5/17/17   Ardson Very Hard v.2 158
5/23/17   Ardson Very Hard v.2 198 and 238
5/30/17   Another Look at Ardson Very Hard v.2 38
6/06/17   Ardson Very Hard v.2 278, Plus 38 Comments
6/13/17   Ardson Very Hard v.2 318
6/20/17   A Little Harder Ardson v2. 358
6/27/17   A Very Hard Finale with Ardv2 398
7/04/17   Closing Very Hard v.2 with the Real 38
7/11/17   Slink vs. Coloring Networks and Illogical Sudoku
02/06/18  A.D. Ardson Sudoku Diabolical
02/13/18  The Bypass 3-fill Smacks Diabolical 350
02/20/18 Ardson’s Toughest, Even Slightly Diabolical, 310
02/27/18 An Unexpected Challenge from TV Times

Rebecca Bean 600 Extremely Hard Sudoku
7/25/17   Bean’s Extremely Hard I
8/01/17   Two of Bean’s Less Extreme
03/06/18 The Vol 10 Rebecca Bean Extremely Hard Sudoku
03/13/18 Almost Extreme Bean ExHdv10 II-29
03/22/18 Colorful Trials for Bean’s Extremely Hard v.10
03/27/18 Bean Gets No Second Extreme
04/03/18 Departing Highlights on Bean’s Extremely Hard Sudoku
07/23/19 PencilPress Bottom Right 9 and Bean VI-24

David Badger 1001 Sudoku Hard
8/15/17   David Badger’s 1001 Hard Sudoku
8/22/17   Badger’s Advanced Sudoku

Castillo Only Hard and Only Extreme
3/29/16   Castillo’s Only Hard Sudoku
9/12/17   A Well Hidden Pair in Only Hard 128
9/18/17   Bookends of the Only Hard
10/03/17   An Advanced Path on Only Extreme 3
10/10/17   Only Not Really Extreme 46
10/17/17   Only Extreme 89 Guilty on Two Counts
10/24/17   Only Extreme 132 Joins the Extreme Team
10/31/17   Almost Extreme 175 Tags Five Advanced Bases
11/07/17   Only Extreme 218 Straight Up
11/14/17   Only Extreme 218 by SASdC Trial
11/21/17   Pattern Coloring and Not-Both on Only Extreme 261
11/28/17   Definitely Extreme 304
12/05/17   Dragging in Only Extreme 304
12/12/17   Only Extreme 347 Demands a Color Trial?
12/19/17   Only Extreme 390 – a Fitting Finale

Moito Sudoku Road to Mastery
1/08/18 Moito’s Road to Sudoku Mastery
1/15/18 Moito’s i-4 Inspires a Trace Refinement
1/16/18 How not to find a Multiple on Moito’s Road
1/23/18 Coloring Dominates Very Hard III-15
1/30/18 Coloring Bails Out Basic on III-34
7/30/19 PencilPress Bottom Right 17 and Moito III-4

World’s Hardest Sudoku

5/01/18 The World’s Most Over-Titled Sudoku Book
5/15/18 Andrew’s Solver Tames Worlds 200
5/22/18 A Colorful Endin to World’s Hardest 200
5/29/18 LPO Knocks Out World’s Hardest 36
6/05/18 World’s Hardest 65
6/12/18 Coloring Wrings Out World’s Hardest 102
6/19/18 An Untyped UR Rattles World’s Hardest 188
6/26/18 Two More Basic Losses for the World’s Hardest
7/03/18 Painting a World’s Hardest BARN

Funster Hard to Extreme Sudoku
7/10/18 A Guide Update and a Funster Kick Off
7/17/18 Funster Extreme 4 has a Near BUG
7/24/18 Funster Extreme 18 Stays In the Lines
7/31/18 Early Coloring on Funster Extreme 32
8/08/18 Funster Extreme 46 Not So Much
8/14/18 Funster Extreme 60 and 74 Go Together
8/21/18 A Timely Finned Fish in Funster Extreme 88
8/28/18 Funster Extreme 102 Goes BOGO
9/04/18 A Funster Extreme 116 Labor Day Special
9/11/18 Funster Extreme 130 Falls in Line Marking

Will Shortz’ Hard Sudoku v.1
10/02/18 A Challenging Exercise in Sysudoku Basic
10/09/18 Chute Filling Beware 115
10/16/18 Hard Beware 125 Bypass
10/23/18 Three Basic Phases on Beware 135
10/30/18 It’s the Bypass in Hard Sudoku v1 145
11/06/18 Be Especially Aware 155
11/13/18   A Hidden Single Dispatches Beware 165
11/20/18 Beware 175 Follows Suit
11/27/18 Beware 185 Finished in Line Marking
12/01/18 Beware 195 Ends a Basic Review

KrazyDad Insane Review Update
12/11/18 KD Insane 415 Updated
12/18/18 The KD 425 Boomerangs
12/25/18 KrazyDad Insane 425 Introduces Pattern Slicing
1/01/19 Books 3 nd 4 in the KD Insane Review
1/08/19 The Insane 455 Pink/Olive Pattern Trial
1/15/19 The Especially Nice Loop of KD Insane 465
1/22/19 Insane 475 by Sudokuwiki and SASdC
1/29/19 KD Insane 485 Introduces the ALS Boomerang
2/05/19 Sudokuwiki Gets a Second Chance
2/12/19 A Pink Pattern Trial on Insane 495
2/19/19 KD Insane 4X5 Caps the Review

James Forest’s Classic Sudoku
2/26/19 Reviewing James Forest’s Classic Sudoku
3/05/19 Classic 48 Gets to the Crayons
3/12/19 An XY Playground in Classic 72
3/19/19 Classic 96 and 120 Solved in Basic
3/26/19 A Classic Insane 144
4/02/19 A Colorful Finish on Classic 144
4/09/19 Classic 168 and Updated Only Extreme 89
4/16/19 Classic 192 and Updated Only Extreme 3
4/23/19 Classic 216 Bypassed and Only Extreme 132 Demoted
4/30/19 Classic Review Ends, OnEx 261 Escapes Trials

Castillo Only Extreme Review Update
4/09/19 Classic 168 and Updated Only Extreme 89
4/16/19 Classic 192 and Updated Only Extreme 3
4/23/19 Classic 216 Bypassed and Only Extreme 132 Demoted
4/30/19 Classic Review Ends, OnEx 261 Escapes Trials
5/07/19 Only Extreme 304 is AIC Level
5/14/19 Only Extreme 304 Scavenger Hunt

Lucky Panda Books
06/04/19 Lucky Panda Books Exremely Hard 48
06/11/19 Lucky Panda 96 and 144
06/18/19 Lucky Panda 192
06/25/19 Lucky Panda 240 Rides Nice Loop Coloring
07/02/19 Three Lucky Pandas
07/09/19 Lucky Panda 432 Displays a Reversed Boxline
07/16/19 Lucky Panda 480 Ends the Review

PencilPress 500+ Extreme
07/23/19 PencilPress Bottom Right 9 and Bean VI-24
07/30/19 PencilPress Bottom Right 17 and Moito III-4
08/06/19 PencilPress 25 and Master Class 30 Update
08/13/19 PencilPress 33 and Master Class 40
08/20/19 PencilPress 41 and A Well Hidden Dublex
08/27/19 PencilPress Extreme 49 and Master Class 60
09/03/19 PencilPress Extreme 57 and Two Master Classes
09/10/19 PencilPress 65 and Master Class 90
09/17/19 PencilPress 73 and Master Class 100
09/24/19 PencilPress 81 and Master Class 110

F__ These Sudoku Puzzles Are Hard
10/15/19 The FTSPAH Review Begins with a Tour
10/22/19 Systematic FTSPAH 44 and 84
10/29/19 FTSPAH 104 and 144
11/04/19 Two more Basic FTSPAH, 64 and 164
11/12/19 FTSPAH 124 and 184 Close the Review

Metcalf’s Patterns Game
11/19/19 Tracking a Patterns Game Entry
11/26/19 Metcalf’s Second Patterns Game Entry

Challenger’s Super Fiendish
12/03/19 Brian Challenger’s Super Fiendish 7
12/10/19 Super Fiendish 17 and 27
12/17/19 A Coloring Tidal Wave Drowns Sufi 37
12/24/19 Wayne Gould and Super Fiendish 45 and 57
12/31/19 Super Fiendish Bookends 67 and 77
1/07/20 Super Fiendish Ends With 87 and 97

J.B. Nakamoto Extreme
1/14/20 Reviewing a Truly Extreme Collection
1/21/20 Nakamoto Extreme 3 Exits in Full Color
1/28/20 Cluster Maintenance Pays in Nakamoto Extreme 23
2/04/20 Sudokuwiki Reaches Its Digit Forcing Chain
2/11/20 Nakamoto Extreme 43 Redefines Sysudoku Extreme
2/18/20 Mixed Solutions on Nakamoto Extreme 63
2/25/20 Sudokuwiki Ends Nakex 63 On Its Own
3/03/20 A Nakex 83 BARN Challenge
3/10/20 A Nakex 83 BARN Storming Finish
3/17/20 Sudokuwiki’s Nakamoto Extreme 103
3/24/20 A Pattern Analysis Attack on Nakex 103
3/31/20 Two SASdC Break Nakamoto Extreme 123
4/07/20 Nakamoto 143 Avoids Extremes
4/14/20 An Orphan Takes Down Nakamoto Extreme 163
4/21/20 Nakex 183 Hides the Keys
4/28/20 Wrapping Up Nakamoto Extreme With 183