## a horse by any other name would surely fly as high

Advanced methods and approaches for solving Sudoku puzzles

### a horse by any other name would surely fly as high

denis_berthier (2015.Jun.17) wrote:
X-Wing:
In rows 3,6 v can only be in columns 3,6
conclusion: in columns 3,6 v can only be in rows 3,6 ==> (2, 6) ≠ v
I don't know the origin of the names.

ancient history —
Pappocom (2005.Mar.30) wrote:

The technique you're looking for is one which I call "X-Wings"
— named for the Star Wars fighters.

but after you've found it you will know immediately why I call it that.

Pat

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### re: origins of "fish"

Mathimagics wrote:
Any idea why they then turned to fish varieties for hidden triples, etc?

going from 2ness to 3ness
was an awkward process
which started with a 2-2-2 pattern
— a pattern which invited the name "Swordfish"
( named for airplane, not for fish )

by the time proper 3ness was reached,
( though the airplane shape no longer fit )

so at 4ness,
someone chose another type of fish —
makes no sense,
goes to show how terms are invented

Pat

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### Propagation of names

Well, I was way off the mark, I thought the fish allusion was based on the child'd card game "Fish", where you ask someone if they are holding a given card (are you hiding this number?). I thought that was pretty clever, so I named my hidden n-tuples routine "Fish"!

I have an option to test it's effectiveness, called "No fishing!"....

I think I'll keep it anyway!

Thanks for the info ...

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