How to produce puzzles with rare solving methods

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How to produce puzzles with rare solving methods

Postby Eioru » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:50 am

The rare methods but they are easy on difficulty like
Direct Claiming
Direct Hidden Triplet
Unique loops
Naked Quad
Hidden Quad
Bidirectioal X-Cycles
Bivalue Universal Graves
It seems that Direct Claimings do not occur in natural ways.
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Postby udosuk » Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:19 pm

It seems to me "Direct Pointing" & "Direct Claiming" are just special cases of "Locked Candidates" types 1 & 2 respectively, in which you could find hidden singles immediately... Thus they could be applied without pencilmarks... Not sure why "Direct Claiming" is more unnatural than "Direct Pointing"...

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