The Splendid Sudopedia In Poetic Form

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Postby Hud » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:15 pm

OT here, but I keep forgetting that sometimes we (in the US) pronounce things differently than the rest of the world. I was reading some small print in The Economist yesterday and came across the word "expiry" where we would normally say "expiration date". I had never run across that one before.
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Postby udosuk » Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:23 am

Bigtone53 wrote:It was just that it took me so long to come up with a (printable) xy-wing limerick that I wanted the team to wonder why I was writing and find it.

Would you like to show me your "unprintable" xy-wing limericks over PM?:D
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Postby emm » Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:12 am

Well really, Hud! You can’t just dump any old stuff in SSIPF you know. Why didn’t you stick it in your own thread? Just because it’s not sports, I suppose. I’m starting a new thread for you - it’s called NOT THE NBA (Dump Your Trivia Here Not In SSIPF) so check it out.

… terrific Bigtoe! You really got me with that one. Sorry you had to point it out. I love it when people pick how clever I am without me having to tell them! I wish you’d waited one more day and someone had spotted it.:D

MCC, I have to say it, some of your early stuff was pretty average, but this is great. The last line’s a bit of a mouthful, otherwise great.:D

Here’s another one for mikejapan if he should ever look this way.

He came from the land of the geishas.
He was funny and smart and audacious.
He came bearing Killers
To musically thrill us.
His visit was sadly fugacious.

Killer: if you don’t know this yet, stop reading the poetry and read the guide.

Geisha is probably plural but whatever rhymes with 'eisha'?? Lots of good words rhyme with 'eishas' …

e.g. fugacious: fleeting
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Postby Bigtone53 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:24 pm

To Emm, from Bigtone's caring mother.
A name is a name, not another.
No-one feels better
Discarding a letter,
Especially Bigfoot's young brother!
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Postby mikejapan » Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:53 am

George W had to confess
Iraq had become quite a mess.
Success rates at zero.
What next for our "hero"?
Bomb Iran! (well that's just my guess).

Zero = A killer with some blank cells.

Mess = What happens to my piece of paper when I attempt one of Ruud's Ruudiculously difficult killers.
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Postby MCC » Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:24 am

There was a young man from Kibbear
Who decided, just for a dare
Strip naked and streak
Along the High street
And three times around the village square.

Square: An alias used for cell.

Kibbear - A town near Taunton in Somerset, UK.

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Postby emm » Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:48 pm

Also autobiographical, MCC ?Image

Your name sets you out from the crowd,
To mock it is just not allowed.
It was given by mother
For some reason or other -
Bigtone, does your Mum think you’re loud?

Given / Given Digit / Given Number: A digit placed in a cell by the puzzle setter.
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Postby mikejapan » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:20 pm


There was a limerick here with nine sudoku terms in.
However, it was offensive so I have deleted it.
At times I may be controversial but if I ever overstep the mark, please tell me.

My apologies.
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Postby Mike Barker » Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:35 pm

To solve a Sudoku's a feat.
The puzzles that challenge are sweat.
With swordfish and X-wings
With URs and BUG things
To find the solution's the treat!

To Mike I am giving my thanks.
A good man though subject to pranks.
How 'bout another,
Not quite like the other
With nine terms the highest it ranks.

Sudoku: why we are here!
Swordfish and X-wings: two types of fish (see The Ultimate Fish Guide)
UR: Unique Rectangle
BUG: Bivalue Universal Grave
nine: the number of rows, columns, boxes, and digits in a typical Sudoku puzzle
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Postby MCC » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:58 pm

Is it the solution that's the treat
Or of the getting there, that's so neat.
Sashimi Fish are fine
If you lay off the wine.
Or else you'll end up sozzled and cheat.

Solution: The answer to the puzzle. A grid where each cell contains a digit between 1 and 9 without violating the rule.

Sashimi fish: A variety of finned fish where not all defining candidates are present.

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Postby emm » Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:09 pm

From Japan, Mike linked into our forum,
Not skilled in finesse or decorum.
At first captivating
Now self-regulating,
One thing we can’t do is ignore ‘im!

Link: Connection between 2 cells or candidates.

There’s something I think I should say:
Bigtone’s clever, don’t let him get away
With his hidden technique.
It’s sublime but oblique!
No-one saw it, to his dismay!

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Postby MCC » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:11 pm

Emms last limerick - she was nonplus
Word - Sudoku related - Alas
Not included - hidden
To her mind - unbidden
Pity - she was such a good wordlass

Hidden: As in hidden pair, hidden triplet etc.

Wordlass: A female wordsmith.

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Postby Bigtone53 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:30 pm

Emm beat me to it

This clever and funny chain seeks
To describe Sudoku techniques.
My early odes tried
The keyword to hide
To add just a twist for us geeks!

Sudoku : a type of logical puzzle
Chain : a sequence of linked cells or candidates
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Postby MCC » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:55 pm

Robin Hood did let his arrows go
Liking that than making merry-so.
But if he decided
As perhaps, which I did.
Sod that, let's take up Bowman bingo.

Bowman Bingo: Is a very advanced solving technique that analyzes the implications for a move in order to find a contradiction.

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Postby Bigtone53 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:37 pm

Nice one, MCC!
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