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Swordfish

A while ago I explained the X-Wing solving technique. Recently I shown my explanation of other basic, Classic Sudoku solving techniques. The only remaining solving method that I don’t consider trial and error is Swordfish. So, to complete the list of Sudoku solving tips, here is an example of a Sudoku puzzle that can be […]
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Classic Sudoku Solving Techniques

It’s about time I finally explained the basic (and most common) Sudoku solving techniques. Most of you are already familiar with these, but for those who aren’t – I’d like to show my explanation. These techniques are used in ALL sudoku puzzles – Classic, Killer, Samurai and others. Make sure you fully understand them before […]
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Triple X

Another overlapping sudoku variant – now with 3 Sudoku X puzzles. Warning: This puzzle is quite difficult even that it can be solved using only basic sudoku solving techniques. You must work on all three puzzles in order to get the solution. Also, I think you might get confused about the “fourth” puzzle which you […]
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Swordfish

As promised, I implemented the Swordfish classic Sudoku solving technique in my Perfect Sudoku software and generated a few puzzles. I just posted one of them on the Daily Sudoku page. However, I ran my generator and generated a couple of thousands Killer Sudokus and NONE of them required Swordfish, just as I speculated before. […]
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