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25/Sep/13 12:26 AM
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#1. sk-basics; UP25

3 Singles; UP25
HP(59)hi8 :=> h7=4; UP26
FXWing(1fh35,h6) :=> -1gi5; LC(5h56) :=> -5h3
LC(2i79,3d78,7ac5) :=> -2i45,-3d46,-7ghi5
Swordfish(9bfg235) :=> -9ehi235

Solving the Loop[4] : 1d1=(1-9)i1=9e1-9e6=(9-1)h6=1d6 :=> -1d35,i1=h6=19
#2. i9=9->C(S) :=> i9=1; UP81
25/Sep/13 1:43 AM
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P1055 (1.0+1.5+1.0+1.25+1.0+0.5=6.25)
#1 finned-x-wing(6)bd/67,d8=d3 - (6=3)i3-a3=a8-(3=6)b7 => f7<>6
#2 x-chain(3)[hi3=a3-a8=b7-g7*=g12]=g6-(3=1786)igca4-(6=3)a8-a3=hi3 => h1i12<>3
#3 m-wing(91)g9,gc2,cb2=(9)ef2 - d13=(9-6)d7=b7-(6=38)a83-a9=b9 => b9<>1
#4 More...
25/Sep/13 2:06 AM
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Sorry, read i1 in #2
25/Sep/13 2:58 AM
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Example of an equivalent #2
#2. Chain[ 7] : 2b2=2a2-2a9=(2-1)i9=(1-9)i1=9e1-9e6=(9-1)h6=(1-2)h5=2h4 :=> -2b4; UP28
#3. Chain[13] : AAHP(35)abcg3 -> 2i9=1i1 :=> -1i9; UP81

HP(35)ab3-9b3=(9-2)b2=2a2-2a9=2i9
||
3or5g3-1g3=1i1
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3c3-3c6
|| ||
|| 2c6=*[2i9=(2-7)i7=(7-6)i4=6ef4-(6=*1)d6-1d1=1i1]
|| ||
|| 6c6-6c7=(6-2)a9=2i9
||
25/Sep/13 3:26 AM
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P1055
nice path perterj, using my system, (only classic patterns
get a break - had to draw the line somewhere, a technicality)
1 + 1 (x-chain is ok no aaic penalty) + 1.5 + 2 (als-wing is aaic) + 1 + .25 + .25 = 7 ***
my path: 1 pattern kraken, 1..2 aic
rating = 1.5 + 2.75 + 1 + .5 More...
25/Sep/13 6:10 AM
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maybe add .5 to your step 2, peterj, since same as my step 1 = 1.5 total 7.5
25/Sep/13 6:13 AM
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Site puzzle. Path with AICs
Standard techniques UP 26
Swordfish (9)ehi168 =>-9ehi235
1. (1)h6=d6-d1=i1 i5<>1, h3<>1
2. 5h8=9h8-9h6=9g5-5g5=5g23 =>h23<>5 UP 29
3. (1)d6=(1-9)h6=e6-e1=(9-1)i1=(1)d1@ =>d35<>1
4. (6=8)d3-d78=ef9-(8=1)g9-g3=(1)f3 More...
25/Sep/13 6:42 AM
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site puzzle:
JC's second step is unfortuantely invalid ((32)c6 not ready in JC's path)
even so, a double-kraken is gross over-kill for a SE=7.3 puzzle.

DK: (35')ab3,(5)g3=(3)c3-(3=2)c6?-(2=16)d6
[2i9=(2-7)i7=(7-6)i4=6ef4-(6=*1)d6-1d1=1i1]
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[(1=9)i1-(9 More...
25/Sep/13 7:50 AM
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Gorgeous!
25/Sep/13 7:52 AM
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Path to P1050
Standard techniques UP 34
1. (5=4)c3-c4=f4-(4=5)f1-f9=(5)a9 =>a2<>5 UP 35
2. [(3)e6=h5-(3=*9)b5-(9=5)d5]=(2)b5-c5=[(5)e7=(5-6)a7=c7-(6=*9)c5-(9=5)d5] =>e6<>5 UP 41
3. More...
25/Sep/13 7:55 AM
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sorry JC, misread your post, yours is a triple kraken, I'm not used to deciphering what are at bottom forcing nets, but the net is valid.
25/Sep/13 8:03 AM
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P1056: peterj, 1.5 too low for your step 2, 2 points minimum, also 4 legged kraken is .25 + 1 + 1 + .5 = 2.75
so I estimate a score closer to 4.75 + .75 = 5.5, even so, an excellent path, better than mine.

1 kraken (DK), 1..2 aic; 1.5 + .5 + 3.5 + .25 = 5.75 ***

1. More...
25/Sep/13 8:18 AM
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P1050: 1 DK, 2 aic
3.5 + .25 + .25 + 1 + 1 = 6 ***

1. DK: (34=2789)b2357 - (9)b6=dgi6 # -2f46
[(5)e7=f9-(5=7)a9-(7=45)a2f3-(4)b23=*(3)b5-ab6=e6] - (5=23)e46
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[(64')f46=(4-9)d6=*gi6-(79')gi4=(9-4)c4=(64')f46]
// UR(45)df.16::(9)d6=*(4)f4; -4d6
// UR(59)di.56 type 2; More...
25/Sep/13 8:25 AM
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P1054: solved by JC, estimated score (if valid path) = 9.5 also three krakens.
.5 + 1.5 + 3 + 1 + 1.25 + .25 = 7.50 ***
not many ways to do this, chains and krakens all have little value; the
one-off aals can be done with two aic, but I just wanted to end it, essentially
a 2 More...
25/Sep/13 8:34 AM
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remainder of 105x series

P1051 **
040100900900030000000000700302800000608002500090000208800090370006700050000605010
kraken KO, 2 + 2 = 4 **
even if SG had used chains for my HMR/HMW patterns it could have achieved
a more reasonable score; no way is this a ***** (15+ points) More...
25/Sep/13 8:46 AM
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some recent puzzles 106x series
25/Sep/13 8:50 AM
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P1060: Symmetry=None, Start=26, SSTS=27
SG @ 3 kraken, 9 aic, Score=17; SE=9.0 @ 20 dynamic kraken, 5 kraken, 10 FC
005090000060502800001000507019003000000000004030200005802900030000408000100020708
25/Sep/13 8:50 AM
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P1061: Symmetry=None, Start=23, SSTS=26
SG @ 3 kraken, 3 aic, Score=12.5; SE=9.0 @ 14 dynamic kraken, 3 kraken, 6 FC
000078040000000001000409800017060005000040300600000000900000608005900020002003500
25/Sep/13 8:52 AM
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P1062 **: Symmetry=AntiDiagonal, Start=25, SSTS=31
SG @ 2 kraken, 5 aic, Score=11.5; SE=8.8 @ 1 dynamic kraken, 15 kraken, 5 FC
070000340390000001006007800000080030000720005004000170708009000100206000040050000
25/Sep/13 8:53 AM
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P1063 **: Symmetry=AntiDiagonal, Start=27, SSTS=33
SG @ 8 kraken, 5 aic, Score=22.5; SE=8.9 @ 3 dynamic kraken, 10 kraken, 16 FC
001200070002046510560100004804002090090000000020500001030000800270600000006007000
25/Sep/13 8:58 AM
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P1064 ****: Symmetry=None, Start=25, SSTS=27
SG @ 8 kraken, 15 aic, Score=36.75; SE=9.0 @ 10 dynamic kraken, 19 kraken, 11 FC
006000310078003900203000000010000000007506800500090000000084709000060120000700006
25/Sep/13 9:01 AM
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P1065 **: Symmetry=AntiDiagonal, Start=26, SSTS=33
SG @ 3 kraken, 4 aic, Score=12.5; SE=8.5 17 13@ 17 kraken, 13 FC
920060000100002050004800000001000500200059080040070069000900600060027004000008030
25/Sep/13 9:05 AM
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P1066 ****: Symmetry=AntiDiagonal, Start=27, SSTS=32
SG @ 8 kraken, 11 aic, Score=32.25; SE=9.0 @ 11 dynamic kraken, 10 kraken, 14 FC
050060120600800009003000070020018060900640000000700200800004010302100500040000002
25/Sep/13 9:08 AM
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P1067 **: Symmetry=AntiDiagonal, Start=26, SSTS=31
SG @ 1 kraken, 9 aic, Score=12.5; SE=8.4 @ 11 kraken, 19 FC
600090040000340709004000001080900300130008005000030002040700900500000000076013000
25/Sep/13 9:12 AM
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finally:
P1068 * (incredible for a 9.0): Symmetry=None, Start=26, SSTS=32
SG @ 5 kraken, 6 aic, Score=19.75; SE=9.0 @ 5 dynamic kraken, 4 kraken, 16 FC
019000200008030006006001085000000100050002060000086030100043092403000000060090000
25/Sep/13 9:16 AM
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Kate posted my comment!
25/Sep/13 11:03 AM
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(26) 348@acd8=>h8<>4
(27) 9@bfg235=>ehi5<>9&ehi2<>9
5?@h2=>[e1=5=>e6=9&g5=5=>f5=9]=>h2< >5
(28) 5?@i2=>[e1=5=>e6=9&g5=5=>f5=9]=>i2<>5
(29) More...
25/Sep/13 1:34 PM
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Hi kobold,
Here the details of my 'embedded chains'. In fact, I have translated these in 'Eureka', which seems to be a standard on this site. Its a lot of work for me, since my starting point is not at all this way. But if this is not legible, even for you (which I can fully understand) I More...
25/Sep/13 6:18 PM
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P1501
#1. sk-basics + UR + YWS; UP33

7 Singles; UP33
HP(68)b78
UR(48)eg12=12e2; UP38
ER(1be2,b56a4) :=> -1e4
LC(7ef4) :=> -7ef56
5b6=UR(17)bi56=1g6 :=> -1b6
XYWing(12-4)d3,e25 :=> -4d5

#2. Chain[10] : Kraken Row 1aci8 -> 6h4=6g8 :=> -6g6,h789; More...
25/Sep/13 7:09 PM
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Hi Cenoman,
You can also write your steps 2 & 3 as ...

#2. Chain[7] : AALS(23569)bcd5 -> 5d5=3e6=5e7 :=> -5e6; UP41

||(259)bcd5
||3b5-3h5=3h4-3e4=3e6
||6c5-6c7=(6-5)a7=5e7
or
(259)bcd5=*[3e9=...-3b5=*6c5- ...=5e7]

#3. Chain[7] : AAHS(23)abch5 -> More...
25/Sep/13 9:06 PM
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Thanks a lot JC, for your careful reading and useful suggestions. I am not sure to be able to find such condensed writing each time !

Best regards, cenoman
26/Sep/13 8:17 AM
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P-1067. SE=8.4
SSTS
1)(3): i9=c9=a7=a3,=>i3<>3
2)(37=3)ihc2-(8)c2=ac3-(8=6)i3,=>ih2<>6
3)(13=3)hca3-a7=c7 -(3=8)i9-(8=6)i3,=>h3<>6
4)(7=6)i6-i3=(6-1)g2=(1-8)g4=(8-9)h4=(9)h5,=>h45<>7
5) (7): More...
01/Oct/13 1:02 AM
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