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

Post puzzles for others to solve here.
Four biggish steps, for me.

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wapati wrote:'Nother one that takes me several big steps.

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`    b2  -  6     Locked Candidate (1)  c169  -  9     Swordfishr3c4    <> 69    Unique Rectangle Type 1r7c4    <> 7     XYZ-Wing on [r8c4]`
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`# Crazy 8s*-----------------------*| 4 . 2 | . 3 . | 6 . . || 1 7 . | . . . | . 5 . || 3 . . | . . 6 | . 1 . ||-------+-------+-------|| . . . | . 9 . | 3 4 7 || . . . | 5 6 4 | . . . || 2 4 9 | . 7 . | . . . ||-------+-------+-------|| . 1 . | 2 . . | . . 4 || . 2 . | . . . | . 3 5 || . . 4 | . 1 . | 2 . 6 |*-----------------------*`
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`# What Fun*-----------------------*| 4 3 . | . . 6 | . 9 2 || 1 . 8 | . . 9 | . 7 . || 6 . . | . . . | . . . ||-------+-------+-------|| . . . | . 6 . | 4 . . || 9 . . | 7 . 8 | . . 6 || . . 4 | . 9 . | . . . ||-------+-------+-------|| . . . | . . . | . . 8 || . 4 . | 2 . . | 9 . 3 || 8 9 . | 6 . . | . 1 7 |*-----------------------*`
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What Fun

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1. [r2c4]=3=[r2c5](=2=[r3c5])-3-[r79c5]=3=[r7c6]-{TILA(7): r1c3|r1c5|r7c5|r7c2|r3c2}.

So, r2c5<>3.

2. {ATILA(7): r1c3|r1c5|r3c5|r7c5|r7c2|r3c2},

and so r3c5=7.

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daj95376 wrote:
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`# What Fun`

Great puzzle! (Added to my collection, thanks! )
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I see lots to do without chains, cool puzzle!

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Hairy, below chins.
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So little left, so much pain.

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Daj, I so much dislike colours and chains that I just don't read threads that deal with them.

Carcul does brilliance, finding a single step to solve what takes me many, I like knowing that there is a better way, or simpler.

Daj, I am not sure why you are posting chain puzzles here?

I started this thread for puzzles that never need chains, yet need many patterns. I like that. Chains just do not do it, for me.

<sigh>
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Soaring Bird

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R7c5=3 or r9c2=4. But:

[r7c5]-3-[r8c5]=3=[r8c3]=6=[r5c3]=9=[r4c2]=6=[r4c6]-6-[r1c6]-1-
-[r3c5]-8-[r3c3]-4-[r7c3]-3-[r7c5],

and so r7c5<>3 => r9c2=4 and the puzzle is solved.
Alternatively:

[r7c5]=9=[r7c9]=4=[r7c3]-4-[r3c3]-8-[r3c5](-1-[r7c5])-1-[r1c6]-6-[r4c6]
=6=[r4c2]=9=[r5c3]=6=[r8c3]=3=[r8c5]-3-[r7c5],

which implies r7c5<>1,3 => r7c5=9 and the puzzle is solved.

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Wapati wrote:Hairy, below chins

This puzzle is too easy:

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{ATILA(5,6): r8c9|r5c9|r6c7|r6c6|r8c6}

and so r8c9 must be "1", solving the puzzle.

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Carcul wrote:
Wapati wrote:Hairy, below chins
This puzzle is too easy:
Already forgot the remote pairs Wapati ?
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Daj95376 wrote:So little left, so much pain.

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[r3c4]=1=[r3c6]=3=[r7c6]-3-[r7c45]=3|5=[r7c45]-5-[r8c4]-9-[r2c4]-2-
-[r249c6]-9-[r5c6]-1-[r5c4]=1=[r3c4],

=> r3c4=1 and the puzzle is solved.

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Carcul wrote:{ATILA(5,6): r8c9|r5c9|r6c7|r6c6|r8c6}

and so r8c9 must be "1", solving the puzzle.

Looks a lot like overlapping turbot fish.
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