## I solved by using E3 Trial and Error; what's the real method

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### I solved by using E3 Trial and Error; what's the real method

I haven't solved a puzzle in about 6 years; don't remember all the techniques; while working on this puzzle, solved to this point. By trial and error, solved for E3 value, but don't know what the techical term for a solution might be. Be interested in knowing what method (technique) solves this puzzle.

Thank you.
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### Re: I solved by using E3 Trial and Error; what's the real me

Posting only the solved cells doesn't help much because we have no idea how many basic eliminations you performed.

This puzzle needs several additional steps after basics. Assuming you fould all of the basic eliminations:

17.2.5.966549.372.9.2.....5..7329.6.3..6512.726.874..972....1.....1.297.4.....6.2

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` after basic eliminations +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+ |  1      7      38     |  2      48     5      |  348    9      6      | |  6      5      4      |  9      18     3      |  7      2      18     | |  9      38     2      |  47     1468   678    |  348    13     5      | |-----------------------+-----------------------+-----------------------| |  58     14     7      |  3      2      9      |  58     6      14     | |  3      49     89     |  6      5      1      |  2      48     7      | |  2      6      15     |  8      7      4      |  35     13     9      | |-----------------------+-----------------------+-----------------------| |  7      2      3689   |  45     34689  68     |  1      458    348    | |  58     38     3568   |  1      3468   2      |  9      7      348    | |  4      19     139    |  57     39     78     |  6      58     2      | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+ # 56 eliminations remain <13+8>  XY-Wing  r3c8/r2c9+r3c2         <> 8    r3c7 r5c7    2-String Kite                   <> 8    r1c3   c2b2  Empty Rectangle                 <> 8    r8c5 r7      Naked  Pair                     <> 68   r7c8 r579    Swordfish (222)                 <> 8    r8c3         BUG+1                           =  4    r3c5`
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### Re: I solved by using E3 Trial and Error; what's the real me

Thank you very much for your analysis. I would have posted the "candidates" (I had them in what I thought was a box format like you presented), but I couldn't get the numbers to line up, even after I tried the "code" setting and used "New Courier" font. I remembered having been told to present the information as a "string", so that's what I did (My final puzzle appeared as yours does). Anyway, I appreciate your answer and I will study the information you have provided.

Thank you very much.