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 SE 7.1basics 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 |  |
 lcls to 431. 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 |  |
 Dragon fruit ? Is it edible? 07/Jul/17 5:15 AM |  |
 1. Unique possibilities to 43.2. Whether c9=2,ie9=46;OR c9=5,ab8=16;b9=35.UP463. Whether b6=1=i5,g5=6;OR b6=5,b9=3;g7=3.UP81. 07/Jul/17 5:26 AM |  |
 #26 1@e78=>e23<>1 35@d56=>d1<>35#44 3?@h9=>c9=2=>b9=5=>b6=1=>i6=2=>h6={}=>h9<>3VHBC to #81V:Only cell left in Vertical column for this candidateH:Only cell left in Horizontal row for this More... 07/Jul/17 5:49 AM |  |
 basics to 43lcls to 43Unique possibilities to 43VHBC to #43any more? 07/Jul/17 5:52 AM |  |
 Beautiful photo of edible dragon fruit! Another easier tough for me. 07/Jul/17 7:02 AM |  |
 Les wrote'basics to 43lcls to 43Unique possibilities to 43VHBC to #43any more?' A few more:UP 43singles to 43SSTS 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 |  |
 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 |  |
 Here are a few more: Single House Techniques Standard TechniquesSST 07/Jul/17 11:41 AM |  |
 Hi Jim, In your chain (3)h6=h9-(3=2)g7-(2=46)ei9-(36=5)b9-(5=1)b6-(1=23)hi6 -> -3g5could 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 |  |
 Hi Les and Alfred,@LesOK for any use of my modest writing...@AlfredRight 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 |  |
 Lovely dragon fruit picture Kate 07/Jul/17 8:02 PM |  |
 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 |  |
 any more ? 1. Singles2. N-Fishes3. N-tuples4. Wings5. Exotic patterns : Loops or Continuous Chains/Networks, Exocets 07/Jul/17 10:31 PM |  |
 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 |  |
 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 |  |
 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 |  |
 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 |  |
 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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