ronk wrote:champagne wrote:In the pattern game 119, all high ratings have the SK loop except one, found by gsf, the highest rating.

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`100000009040002080006000300000403070000060000020508000009000100080700040500000006 11.3/11.3/3.4 gsf`

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no SK loop, no EXOCET, no "rank0 logic"? (at least nothing found by my solver)

Nevertheless, one can find a nice loop at that point where the SK loop should stand.

Wow, an "SK-loop" with 5-layers ... instead of the classical 4-layers. [Not wishing to be disappointed too quickly, I didn't look for anything smaller.]

Congratulations ronk,

I don't call that a SK loop, but it is very close to, I agree.

Your SLG includes the nice loop (digits 2;7) and clearly uses the specificities i noticed in boxes 3 and 7.

I stopped the search for rank0 logic with four layers.

I'll see if my solver see something with five layers.

champagne

EDIT:

This is a pure rank 0 logic in a well known pattern.

No reason why my solver would not find it.

As it did not after I extended the search to 5 floors, I have something to fix.

EDIT 2:

Once found the reason why the solver did not find the rank 0 logic, it works, but is of no use in fact.

some remarks referring to ronk's SLG.

1) Ronk did not apply the 2 hidden pairs in boxes 1 and 9, doing part of the eliminations.

2) The Nice loop eliminates, if I am right, all the other eliminations shown in that rank 0 logic.

3) so the rank 0 logic exists but should be dry.

4) the 1;3;5;6;9 logic has additionnal potential