## Fun puzzle. So many methods to solve. No CHAINS required.

Post puzzles for others to solve here.
This is a fun puzzle.

Solvers vary on the means.

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Yep, a few twists.

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Three, or four, different methods for me.

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`9 7 . | . . 6 | . . .4 . . | 3 . . | 1 . 6. . . | 1 . . | . 7 8---------------------. 2 7 | . 9 . | . . 4. . . | 5 . . | . 3 .6 . . | . . . | . . 9---------------------. 6 . | . . . | . . .. . 5 | . 6 . | . 9 .. 9 4 | 2 . 1 | . . 3`
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Wapati wrote:Three, or four, different methods for me.

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` *-------------------------------------------------------------* | 9      7      1   | 8      25     6    | 3      4      25   | | 4      58     28  | 3      7      9    | 1      25     6    | | 235    35     6   | 1      245    245  | 9      7      8    | |-------------------+--------------------+--------------------| | 1358   2      7   | 6      9      38   | 58     158    4    | | 18     148    9   | 5      1248   2478 | 6      3      127  | | 6      1458   38  | 47     12348  2478 | 2578   1258   9    | |-------------------+--------------------+--------------------| | 1278   6      238 | 9      3458   4578 | 24578  1258   1257 | | 12378  138    5   | 47     6      3478 | 2478   9      127  | | 78     9      4   | 2      58     1    | 578    6      3    | *-------------------------------------------------------------*`

1. [r1c5]-5-[r1c9]=5=[r7c9]-5-[r9c7]=5=[r9c5]-5-[r1c5], => r1c5<>5.

2. [r8c4]-4-[r6c4]-7-[r6c7]-2-[r8c7]-4-[r8c4], => r8c4<>4.

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Wapati wrote:Yep, a few twists.

Just one:

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` *----------------------------------------------------------------* | 39     1      2     | 4      35     359  | 6      7      8     | | 4      358    3568  | 167    13678  378  | 9      135    2     | | 7      358    35689 | 169    1368   2    | 4      135    15    | |---------------------+--------------------+---------------------| | 5      2      139   | 19     134    6    | 7      8      49    | | 8      46     19    | 1579   2      579  | 15     46     3     | | 39     46     7     | 8      1345   3459 | 15     2      469   | |---------------------+--------------------+---------------------| | 1      9      4     | 3      5678   578  | 2      56     567   | | 6      3578   358   | 2      457    1    | 38     9      457   | | 2      3578   358   | 567    9      457  | 38     1456   14567 | *----------------------------------------------------------------*`

[r4c4]-9-[r4c9]=9=[r6c9]-9-[r6c1]=9=[r1c1]-9-[r1c6]=9=[r3c4]-9-[r4c4]

=> r4c4<>9 solving the puzzle.

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Wapati wrote:This is a fun puzzle.(...)Solvers vary on the means.

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` *--------------------------------------------------------------* | 167    3      29   | 4      5      29   | 67     8      16   | | 1678   29     178  | 3789   12789  1279 | 3567   4      1356 | | 4      18     5    | 378    6      17   | 2      37     9    | |--------------------+--------------------+--------------------| | 158    29     6    | 79     3      1279 | 4      579    58   | | 138    7      18   | 5      19     4    | 369    2      368  | | 35     4      29   | 6      279    8    | 79     1      35   | |--------------------+--------------------+--------------------| | 78     568    4    | 1      789    3    | 589    569    2    | | 9      1568   138  | 2      4      56   | 1358   356    7    | | 2      1568   1378 | 789    789    56   | 13589  3569   4    | *--------------------------------------------------------------*`

{ATILA(2,9): r1c3|r1c6|r4c6|r4c2|r2c2}

and so r4c6<>2,9, solving the puzzle.

Carcul
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Wapati wrote:Puzzle that takes me three patterns.(...)Chain gangs... I have no guess.

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` *-----------------------------------------------------* | 1     3     4  | 5     2     7   | 6     89    89   | | 5     6     7  | 8     9     1   | 3     4     2    | | 8     9     2  | 34    34    6   | 7     5     1    | |----------------+-----------------+------------------| | 9     8     5  | 1     6     34  | 2     7     34   | | 6     4     1  | 379   37    2   | 8     39    5    | | 7     2     3  | 49    5     8   | 49    1     6    | |----------------+-----------------+------------------| | 2     7     89 | 6     1     349 | 5     389   3489 | | 34    1     89 | 2     348   5   | 49    6     7    | | 34    5     6  | 347   3478  349 | 1     2     3489 | *-----------------------------------------------------*`

[r7c6]=4=[r7c9](-4-[r4c9]-3-[r5c8]=3=[r7c8]-3-[r7c6])-4-[r8c7]-9-
-[r8c3]=9=[r7c3]-9-[r7c6], => r7c6<>3,9 => r7c6=4.

Wapati wrote:Still on auto-pilot. Generating, not solving.(...)This is at least three for me.

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` *---------------------------------------------------------------* | 2      7      136   | 9      4      1356 | 156    56     8    | | 5      16     4     | 7      8      16   | 2      3      9    | | 9      1368   1368  | 156    2      1356 | 4      567    157  | |---------------------+--------------------+--------------------| | 148    138    12358 | 12     6      19   | 379    45789  1457 | | 168    9      1568  | 4      3      7    | 158    2      15   | | 14     123    7     | 8      5      129  | 39     49     6    | |---------------------+--------------------+--------------------| | 168    1268   9     | 3      7      268  | 568    4568   45   | | 3      4      68    | 56     1      568  | 79     79     2    | | 7      5      268   | 26     9      4    | 68     1      3    | *---------------------------------------------------------------*`

[r7c6]=2|1=[r7c1]=6=[r5c1]=8=[X-Wing: r59c37]-8-[r8c3]=8=[r8c6]-
-8-[r7c6], => r7c6<>8 solving the puzzle.

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Colored Wings:
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` *-----------* |...|.1.|..2| |..3|...|.1.| |.4.|..5|6..| |---+---+---| |...|..3|7..| |1..|.8.|..4| |..4|7..|...| |---+---+---| |..7|2..|.6.| |.8.|...|9..| |2..|.4.|...| *-----------* `

SS: 5xLC; No hints (XYZ-wing: r7c6 <> 9); Multiple Colors (Turbot Fish); Multiple Colors; X-wing; Colors; Colors; Multiple Colors; Colors; XY-wing; XY-wing; Solves.

Mixed Colors:
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` *-----------* |...|.1.|..2| |..2|...|.3.| |.4.|..5|6..| |---+---+---| |...|..1|5..| |3..|.6.|..7| |..7|4..|...| |---+---+---| |..1|2..|.4.| |.5.|...|8..| |2..|.7.|...| *-----------* `

SS: Multiple Colors (Turbot Fish); Multiple Colors (Turbot Fish); LC; No hints (X-cycle/Advanced coloring); Colors; LC; Multiple Colors; X-wing; Colors; Solves.
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Wapati wrote:It is the weekend, I am busy, I generated this monster.(...) I'll try it when I have time..(...)(It does look busy.)

Very nice puzzle.

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1. =6=[r6c3]-6-[r5c2|r6c7]-{Two Incompatible ATILA}, => r6c3<>6.

2. {ATILA(1,3): r6c4|r1c4|r1c9|r2c8|r4c8|r5c7|r5c6}, => r6c4=7.

3. [r8c7]-5-[r7c7]=5=[r7c2]=7=[r8c2]-7-[r8c6]-4-[r8c3]-5-[r8c7], => r8c7<>5 solving the puzzle.

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### Ocean's second puzzle

Ocean wrote:Mixed Colors:

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` *----------------------------------------------------* | 68    7     368 | 368   1     4   | 9     5     2  | | 5     689   2   | 689   89    7   | 1     3     4  | | 1     4     39  | 39    2     5   | 6     7     8  | |-----------------+-----------------+----------------| | 4     2     689 | 7     3     1   | 5     689   69 | | 3     189   5   | 89    6     2   | 4     189   7  | | 689   1689  7   | 4     5     89  | 2     1689  3  | |-----------------+-----------------+----------------| | 689   3     1   | 2     89    689 | 7     4     5  | | 7     5     69  | 1     4     3   | 8     2     69 | | 2     689   4   | 5     7     689 | 3     69    1  | *----------------------------------------------------*`

1. [r7c1]=6=[r7c6]-6-[r9c6]=6=[r6c1]-6-[r7c1], => r1c1<>6.

2. r6c2=9 or r7c6=9, and so r6c6<>9, solving the puzzle.

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Here is one that takes 3 URs, a finned swordfish and two ER/Turbots, when I do it. The chain SE spots is a finned (grouped) swordfish.

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`..86....2.....7...35...24....35..79.1.4...........6..4..2.34..58.....6...7..6.1..`
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Seems to be a UR night! This one has two URs and a UR Loop and an x-wing and grouped x (skyscraper ER or Turbot, as you prefer!)

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This one has two solvers listing seven or so patterns to find.
A third solver says three are enough. I like to find them all, if I can.

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`4 . . | . . 9 | 5 . .. 9 . | . 2 . | . . .. . . | . 1 3 | . . 4---------------------. . . | . . . | . 3 .. 4 2 | . . 1 | . . .6 . 8 | . 3 4 | 1 2 .---------------------1 . . | . . 5 | 9 . .. . . | 7 . 2 | . 1 .. . 9 | . . . | . . 3`
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This has humour, lots.

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`. . . | 1 . . | . 5 74 . 6 | . 3 . | . . 1. 5 . | . 8 . | 3 . .---------------------. . . | . . 4 | . . .. 2 . | . 7 . | 4 1 .. . . | 5 . . | . . 6---------------------8 . 2 | . . . | . 6 .. 3 . | . 1 . | 9 . .. . 1 | . . . | . 8 .`
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Way many. I am staying up late.
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`.....9.2....1.48.6....5.4...9......4..1.72...73..9...1.54......9......8..6.5.1..7`
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