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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
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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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
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,
OK for any use of my modest writing...
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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