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SE 7.1
basics to 43
#1 (3)h6=h9-(3=2)g7-(2=46)ei9-(36=5)b9-(5=1)b6-(1=23)hi6 -> -3g5; UP81.
07/Jul/17 12:40 AM
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lcls to 43
1. Kraken row (5)bch9 =>-3h9; singles to 81
||(5)b9-b6=(5-3)d6=(3)h6
||(5-2)c9=(2-9)c7=(9-3)b7=(3)g7
||(5)h9
07/Jul/17 1:59 AM
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Dragon fruit ? Is it edible?
07/Jul/17 5:15 AM
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1. Unique possibilities to 43.
2. Whether c9=2,ie9=46;OR c9=5,ab8=16;b9=35.UP46
3. Whether b6=1=i5,g5=6;OR b6=5,b9=3;g7=3.UP81.
07/Jul/17 5:26 AM
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#26 1@e78=>e23<>1 35@d56=>d1<>35
#44 3?@h9=>c9=2=>b9=5=>b6=1=>i6=2=>h6={}=>h9<>3
VHBC to #81
V:Only cell left in Vertical column for this candidate
H:Only cell left in Horizontal row for this More...
07/Jul/17 5:49 AM
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basics to 43
lcls to 43
Unique possibilities to 43
VHBC to #43
any more?
07/Jul/17 5:52 AM
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Beautiful photo of edible dragon fruit! Another easier tough for me.
07/Jul/17 7:02 AM
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Les wrote
'basics to 43
lcls to 43
Unique possibilities to 43
VHBC to #43
any more?'

A few more:
UP 43
singles to 43
SSTS to 43

Now the next question is: are all these synonyms ?
The answer is NO !
First, let's develop the acronyms; lcls stands for More...
07/Jul/17 8:23 AM
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Wow,
thanks Cenoman for your comprehensive reply.
I will make a personnel only copy if that's OK.
Basics it is with me too.
Cheers Les
07/Jul/17 9:18 AM
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Here are a few more:

Single House Techniques
Standard Techniques
SST
07/Jul/17 11:41 AM
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Hi Jim,

In your chain (3)h6=h9-(3=2)g7-(2=46)ei9-(36=5)b9-(5=1)b6-(1=23)hi6 -> -3g5
could you explain your node (46)ei9-(36)b9 ?
For a better understanding of my concern, I simplify your ALS ei9 to (2=4)i9-(4=6)e9. The bystander digit 4 plays no role. Then the node above is More...
07/Jul/17 6:20 PM
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Hi Les and Alfred,
@Les
OK for any use of my modest writing...
@Alfred
Right for Standard Techniques as another synonym of 'basics', 'lcls' and 'UP'
For Single House Techniques and SST, could you give some references ? I found nothing very clear...
Best regards, cenoman
07/Jul/17 6:26 PM
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Lovely dragon fruit picture Kate
07/Jul/17 8:02 PM
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Hi cenoman. I found those by looking at random pages on the Tough archives. There is an example of SST on the 28th March 2010. I could not find an example of the other one any more (Single House Techniques). I think it may have been by Neil from Herfordshire.
Best regards, Alfred.
07/Jul/17 9:36 PM
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any more ?

1. Singles
2. N-Fishes
3. N-tuples
4. Wings
5. Exotic patterns : Loops or Continuous Chains/Networks, Exocets
07/Jul/17 10:31 PM
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cenoman, I was busy yesterday and did not see your question until just now. Here's the aic a bit more expanded:

(3)h6=h9'-(3=2)g7-(2=4)e9-(4=6')e9-(3'6'=5)b9-(5=1)b6-(1=23)hi6 -> -3g5

09/Jul/17 12:02 AM
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JC brings up a good point about exotic techniques. I had never seen Unique Loops until recently. Now I have seen it more than twice in the last year. Just an extension of UR, but rarer.

I would include hidden triplets in a set of basics. I am not sure if others would agree.

Thank you all, Les, cenoman, Alfred, JC. These are interesting comments.
09/Jul/17 12:07 AM
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Hi Jim,
Thanks for your expanding the AIC with tags for the dynamic effects. I feel so uneasy with dynamic chains, nrct, nrcz or nrczt chains, that I always need to draw the full net or to find the kraken hidden behind (there is always one !). In the present More...
09/Jul/17 5:59 AM
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Back to the names and acronyms of strategies.

In my understanding, Les' initial post was related to the 'standard strategies', not to a full catalog of strategies for hard puzzles. Please, Les, feel free to correct if I'm wrong.

So Jim, of course hidden triplets are in the set of More...
09/Jul/17 6:23 AM
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Hi Cenoman and others interested.
My 'solutions' show all the steps of a possible path way, as a result I do not need to use any of the 'short cuts' for 'standard strategies' referred to above. I simply apply the fundamental rules of the game: Each of the nine boxes has to contain all the More...
09/Jul/17 7:37 AM
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