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Sudoku Essentials Blog is your destination for all essential information about Sudoku. Sign up here. You will find ...en-usSudokuSat, 4 Jun 2016 01:20:35 -0400Sat, 4 Jun 2016 01:20:35 -0400sudokuessentials.comSudoku Puzzle -- Boxout Pattern
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/sudoku-puzzle-boxout-pattern.html4c59b422d8315f4427d1feee341c37f8Sudoku Puzzle -- Boxout Pattern A true Sudoku Puzzle must be resolvable to only one solution. A Boxout Pattern is a Sudoku Puzzle condition to be avoidedSat, 4 Jun 2016 01:20:18 -0400Sudoku Puzzle -- Shuffle 288
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http://www.sudokuessentials.com/c43b809cf78cf5107532c67e357d3d60Sudoku! Everything you need to know about this addictive puzzle. Come for the knowledge. Stay for the fun.Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:29:45 -0500My Favorite Sudoku Puzzle Books
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http://www.sudokuessentials.com/sudoku-dragon.html494badd4a697ab8a1ac6a817f2eabe69Don't download or buy Sudoku Dragon until you read my Critical Sudoku Dragon Review. Discover the truth about this Sudoku program.Mon, 5 Jan 2015 16:54:47 -0500Sudoku Square and Space Notation
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/sudoku-square-and-space-notation.html5fbff09806a130ecc9a23d6f8d250687Sudoku Square and Space Notation As we know, a Sudoku Puzzle Template is a 9x9 matrix of 81 Spaces, which are initially all empty. These 81 Spaces areMon, 14 Jul 2014 20:40:08 -0400Find Naked and Hidden Singles and Pairs First
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/find-naked-and-hidden-singles-and-pairs-first.html42e2a16e1cd9fa66192951a67792ff3fYes, everyone says to do that, but no one explains how to do it systematically. Here is how I do it: I first create a frequency distribution of all theSat, 12 Jul 2014 19:28:52 -0400Sudoku - 54 Clues in 5 Minutes
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/sudoku-54-clues-in-5-minutes.html60eaaf9424fa8ab9b076267f9407fcf6Sudoku --54 Clues in Five Minutes This methodology is easy to utilize, but the explanation is wordy so stay with me. Start the Clock! There are 9 SquaresTue, 1 Jul 2014 16:06:54 -0400Sudoku Puzzling Materials
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/sudoku-puzzling-materials.html5b93713bc14245eb4504d00bebf7393cSudoku Puzzling Materials OK... So, minimally all one needs is a puzzle and a pencil (or pen) and it's “Game On!”. But some Sudoku puzzles necessitateTue, 24 Jun 2014 11:10:18 -0400All Candidacies of # w/in Region Alligned =
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/all-candidacies-of-win-region-alligned-.html35557f6bdb2e41bea7ef46c7906f98a9Though likely written somewhere in this site already: Two or three of the same candidate forming a line in a region eliminates that candidate as a possibilityMon, 18 Nov 2013 16:35:39 -0500Sudoku Tips : Learn How To Solve Sudoku Puzzles
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/sudoku_tips.htmlcf3d5325127c28edc366fc4ecfd4b56aIllustrative Sudoku tips teach you how to solve difficult Sudoku puzzles and games. Learn techniques that will make you a pro.Sat, 4 May 2013 20:20:33 -0400Solve Hard Sudoku Puzzles Using The Links Method
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http://www.sudokuessentials.com/row-of-3.html4df5e1d292abc68c4099827f521a4eaeSuppose you have solved three cells in a row (or column) within a region. (Rows with letters, from top; columns with numbers from left.) For instance,Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:57:17 -0400Using Colors
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/using-colors.htmlb42d274b78a9b74493901ff010e99de6First I use Orange to mark the start of color mapping,in this example the candidate is (1). - Find a column or row where the candidate is assigned onlyThu, 14 Jun 2012 17:18:08 -0400Rule of Two
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/rule-of-two.html54896ef4590ee7b97bdae618804d5e3cFor difficult puzzles, I've adopted what I call the Rule of Two. Simply put: no cell should ever have more than two numbers it. Using numbers that defaultTue, 13 Mar 2012 10:34:56 -0400Not In My Hood( 3x3 Square) - or - The Reject List
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/not-in-my-hood-3x3-square-or-the-reject-list.html4e4f6cf3d34d02813eb61fd119ff6f34Recently, My wife asked me to find a computer program so that she could play the game on her home computer. As her computer is not Intel x86 based, ISat, 27 Aug 2011 21:47:40 -0400Chain
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/chain.html992676d5ca86d625cc3a71479f5f9b89To use the chain strategy, pick a box with only 2 candidates that you would like to solve. Now imagine that the answer to that box is the first candidate.Mon, 27 Jun 2011 18:05:31 -0400Check Empty Cells In A Row Or Column By Process Of Elimination
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/check-empty-cells-in-a-row-or-column-by-process-of-elimination.html54bd64e7a0506d54c49e0e88c36b6d74If a row has three empty cells, look at the columns of the empty cells of that row. If either column contains two of the three missing numbers, then theThu, 31 Mar 2011 23:10:33 -0400Is Sudoku Works ™ Worth Downloading? Critical Review Gives Details!
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/sudoku-works.html3e92150330158bddb9776def77e45767Don't download or buy Sudoku Works until you read my Critical Sudoku Works Review. Discover the truth about this Sudoku program.Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:41:42 -050030 Sudoku Techniques You Need To Know To Solve Every Sudoku Puzzle!
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/sudoku-techniques.html7ddaa0d11b6e8242d466270f22e5335330 Sudoku techniques you need to know to solve every Sudoku puzzle! Neel Mehta's Sudoku techniques video shows you how to solve every Sudoku puzzle. It is like having a private tutor! Read my review.Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:12:46 -0500Dots
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/dots.htmld1ddbddb8b4e5c6a6e975b4a8746870cIn the cell I put a dot for 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 When I lookMon, 14 Feb 2011 20:26:30 -0500The Numbers In Order
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/the-numbers-in-order.html22698d170c610c007953e01d178f8899I am not 100% sure this is the way to go, but look at the square. Is there a 1? If there is not, then look at each row for ones. The rows that do haveSun, 23 Jan 2011 22:42:29 -0500Free Sudoku For Kids Logic Puzzles In PDF Format
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http://www.sudokuessentials.com/easy-two-number-referencing.htmla28a246d9dd7aeb68216806dc5b5af56Whenever you have only 2 candidates in your cell, look for couples, triples and quads that go with that cell. When writing the candidates in your cells,Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:50:31 -0500How To Use Sudoku XY-Wing To Solve Difficult Sudoku
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http://www.sudokuessentials.com/forbidden-double-xwing.htmldcce19da330a8a2ac1b452651c16d21eWhen you see in two 3*3 squares a pattern that looks almost a double X-wing, you are certain a double X-wing there is forbidden because then there wouldMon, 15 Nov 2010 11:19:05 -0500The Ninth Number Of The Grid
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http://www.sudokuessentials.com/process-of-elimination-using-dots-instead-of-numbers.html196d3a1dba8e053707cbd0bdca0b3d01Process of elimination using Dots instead of Numbers. When you are putting possible numbers that can be in a square. Use Dots instead. No need to useMon, 1 Nov 2010 23:15:27 -0400Follow SudokuEssentials.com On Twitter
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http://www.sudokuessentials.com/coupled-pairs.html82efefdc7abe57c8e74b5f86e45bbbf3While I use all the methods you give, one of my favorites (which I have not seen in print yet) is to use coupled pairs of numbers. The major drawback ofFri, 16 Jul 2010 15:10:30 -0400How To Solve Sudoku Puzzles
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/how-to-solve-sudoku-puzzles.htmlfeacd5b8662abfd54bfa8faa51a0059aLearn how to solve Sudoku puzzles and never be stumped again! There are over thirty techniques you need to know in order to solve all Sudoku puzzles from easy to fiendish. Here is how you ...Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:27:46 -0400Programming Sudoku - Start Here!
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/programming-sudoku.htmle657b1188ed24e064307245900f2864fProgramming Sudoku is a challenge for computer programmers. Could a little advice help you in creating your next masterpiece?Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:18:55 -0400Sudoku Instructions - How To Solve Sudoku
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http://www.sudokuessentials.com/how-to-solve-sudoku.htmla7195da68b9c0f648bc42c37e20f17cfMany people have asked me how to solve Sudoku X-Wing, which is a very hard Sudoku puzzle pattern to identify and solve. Here is a step by step explanation of how you get to the X-Wing pattern in our aMon, 24 May 2010 12:50:16 -0400Sudoku Directions
http://www.sudokuessentials.com/sudoku-directions.htmlebbeaa449afd53b68c4deac31e1c84cbMany people have asked me for step-by-step Sudoku directions for solving XY-Wing example number 1. If you have been puzzled about how I solved this puzzle, read this article.Fri, 21 May 2010 14:15:07 -0400Sudoku Rules
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