## Almost X-wing?

Advanced methods and approaches for solving Sudoku puzzles
Carcul: I did not ask if the deduction was correct. As you pointed out I knew that. What I wanted to discuss is the question if this deduction is only possible using the concept of an Almost X-Wing or if some other techniques lead to the same elimination. RW gave a convincing answer (for the first example) though I am not sure if a finned swordfish is an easier step than an Almost X-Wing.
Neunmalneun

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A finned swordfish works in the second example as well
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Last edited by Mike Barker on Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Mike Barker

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Neunmalneun wrote:Carcul: I did not ask if the deduction was correct.

Ok, I misunderstood you.

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