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Double Exocet
Date Created: Sunday 4-Dec-2016
Last Updated: Sunday 4-Dec-2016
Sudoku Strategy: Very powerful elimination sets can be deduced from the overlap of two Exocet patterns

What's New
Date Created: Monday 17-Aug-2009
Last Updated: Sunday 4-Dec-2016

Unique Rectangles
Date Created: Friday 11-Apr-2008
Last Updated: Sunday 27-Nov-2016
Sudoku Strategy. Unique Rectangles takes advantage of the fact that published Sudokus have only one solution. There are many formations and strategies based on this notion and they are explained here.

Exocet
Date Created: Wednesday 26-Oct-2016
Last Updated: Monday 14-Nov-2016

Death Blossom
Date Created: Friday 11-Apr-2008
Last Updated: Sunday 21-Aug-2016
Sudoku Strategy. Death Blossom is based on extending Aligned Pair Exclusion but uses Almost Locked Sets to make some clever reductions. It is complex.

Multiples
Date Created: Saturday 20-Aug-2016
Last Updated: Saturday 20-Aug-2016

Related Sets Algorithm
Date Created: Saturday 23-Jul-2016
Last Updated: Saturday 20-Aug-2016
James Pike introduces Related Sets Algorithm

BUG
Date Created: Friday 11-Apr-2008
Last Updated: Sunday 1-May-2016
Sudoku Strategy. BUG stands for Bi-Value Universal Grave. It is a formation that relies on the uniqueness of the solution and an array of bi-value cells.

Almost Locked Sets
Date Created: Saturday 12-Apr-2008
Last Updated: Sunday 24-Apr-2016
Sudoku Strategy. Almost Locked Sets are complex building blocks that all allow one to continue a chain. They are groups of cells of size N with N+1 candidates in them.

AIC with ALSs
Date Created: Saturday 12-Apr-2008
Last Updated: Saturday 23-Apr-2016