The Splendid Sudopedia In Poetic Form

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Postby mikejapan » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:11 pm

A drunken POM, MARK, and a FINn.
A SASHIMI FISH bar they broke in.
Stole many a dish,
Now CHAINed in a CELL those Gaijin.

POM=An acronym used for Pattern Overlay Method
MARK=An alias used for pencilmark. Also the act of placing them in the grid
FIN=The additional candidate(s) in the box constraint that belongs to a Finned Fish
SASHIMI FISH=A variety of fish where not all defining candidates are present
FILLET-O-FISH=A variety of fish that uses an additional box constraint
CHAIN=A series of linked cells or candidates
CELL=A small square in a Sudoku grid that can contain a single digit

POM=Ozzie term for a Brit
FINn=Someone from Finland
Gaijin=A non-Japanese person in Japan
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Postby emm » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am

I used OneLook for this one - to find a place that rhymes with Michael.

Raikal is a little village in the heart of the Indian subcontinent. And if you think it's odd that there’s an Indian boy called Michael from Raikal, so be it. That’s poetry.

A naughty boy from Raikal
Disliked his brother Michael.
He smashed his trains
With forcing chains
And broke his X-(er)cycle.

Forcing Chain: Generic term for any type of chain.

X-Cycle: Single digit continuous loop.
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Postby MCC » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:52 pm

Tom, a holographic art student
A seaside holiday flat did rent.
Found a Jellyfish
What luck. What relish
A 3D Medusa his intent.

Jellyfish: Is a fish with 4 rows and 4 columns.

3D Medusa: Or Advanced Coloring, is a coloring technique which considers multiple digits.

Medusa: (alternate spelling Medusae) are a form of coelenterate jellyfish.

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Postby emm » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:58 am

Pretend that Baikal rhymes with Michael and that the Indians emigrated to Siberia. Well, they might!

One wintry day when Michael
Was playing on Lake Baikal,
His bike upturned,
The water churned
And made a fishy cycle.

Trivia: Lake Baikal (1742m) in Southern Siberia is the deepest lake in the whole wide world.
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Postby mikejapan » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:51 pm

A budding young poetess, Emm
Was stuck with a rhyming for "phlegm".
With no word to suit her
She used her computer.
Creating a limerick GEM.

GEM - An acronym used for Graded Equivalence Marks
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Postby emm » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:08 am

There are poets who've wooed me with words -
Inf'rence was the key. (Some were nerds!)
So a poem for emm
Should avoid the word phlegm -
It’s like curd and it’s one for the birds.

Inference: Interaction between the true or false states of 2 linked candidates.
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Postby mikejapan » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:38 pm

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on her tuffet
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And said, "Urgh! You SQUIRMBAG! You're eating phlegm!"

Squirmbag = A fish of size 5
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Postby emm » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:13 pm

Phlegm is icky and sticky and gunky
And BUGs make it lumpy and chunky.
If you’re coughing up bungs
That are clogging your lungs,
There are girls who won't think you’re so spunky.

BUG: An acronym used for Bivalue Universal Grave.

SCUG: A smoker’s cough is a universal grave for another kind of bivalue IMO.

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Postby mikejapan » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:37 am

What women want (cynical mix)

Ugly or mad as a hatters,
Or like Michael Moore but much fatters,
Or coughing up phlegm,
Means nothing to them,
The RULE "How rich?" is what matters.

RULE = The one rule of Sudoku. Complete the grid in such a way that each row, column and box contain digits 1 through 9
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Postby Bigtone53 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:42 pm

I looked at this website today
To update me but I must say
That it's all Mike and Emm.
Is this only for them,
Or can any one of us play?

One - a number appearing 9 times in a completed Sudoku puzzle.
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Postby mikejapan » Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:50 pm

Bigtone, don't fret your intrusion.
No way, aligned pair exclusion.
This topic's a beaut,
So please contribute.
Just Mike and Emm, that's an illusion.

Aligned pair exclusion = A solving technique that examines the possible configurations for a pair of cells in an intersection
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Postby Mike Barker » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:29 pm

A spider had woven a net.
The TV control was beset.
I gave it a tug
to force off the bug
and switched on the almost locked set.

forcing net - a forcing chain, except that in a forcing net, a node could infer 2 or more nodes downstream.
bug - Bivalue Universal Grave - an invalid state of a puzzle which would allow more than one solution
almost locked set - N+1 candidates in N cells which can be linked to other ALS or used in nice loops to force eliminations

[edit: 2 set or not 2 set emm answered the question]
Last edited by Mike Barker on Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby emm » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:29 pm

Of course you can join in, Bigtone.
It’s a membership-free-for-all zone.
The SSIPF is spacious
And rather sagacious,
Though it’s poems, not POMs, that we hone.

SSIPF: pronounced SIS-ipff

POM (Pattern Overlay Method): A solving technique that examines possible ways to place remaining candidates in the grid.

Sagacious: wise, sage, discerning, clever, intelligent, acute, sharp, keen, perspicacious...:D
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Postby emm » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:35 pm

MB, that’s inspired! One regret:
Your rhyme’s not as good as they get.
Repeating that set
Would fret purists I’ve met.
You could better that set/set I bet.:D

Set: An alias used for house.
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Postby emm » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:39 pm

..........What A Girl Wants..........

Some want rich guys with money in wads,
Some want hot guys with strong, rippling quads.
Some want a dimension
Improper to mention -
But me, I like brains more than bods.

Naked Quad: A solving technique that isolates a group of 4 cells and 4 digits from the remainder of a house.

Of course, if we can have it all …:D
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