The Splendid Sudopedia In Poetic Form

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The Splendid Sudopedia In Poetic Form

Postby emm » Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:10 am

Forget what I said before - I’ve been inspired by the OEDILF which has 35,000 limericks already and is only up to the letter C!!

Post here original limericks (or other eg Odes) which include at least one term found in Sudopedia.

Here is the original limerick by Myth Jellies from the other thread which went off on a tangent.

A Myth Jellies Original
- reproduced with or without permission

A frustrated woman from Madrid
Had a husband who sudoku'd in bed
She applied to her parts
A tattooist's arts
Now she's happy he fills in her grid!

Grid: 81 cells organized in 9 rows and 9 columns.

A Seasonal One from me

Old St Nick is a gent of repute
Though sceptics will surely dispute
How one of his size
In order to get down the chute

Chute: A part of the grid which is either a floor or a tower.

Motto: It's hard to keep a good limerick down
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Postby MCC » Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:55 am

Here's one with multiple terms.

Sudoku - A game played on a grid
With numbers - Find where they are hid
Using columns and rows
Find where they goes
That's if, it's not invalid.

Invalid: Has no solution or has multiple solutions.

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Postby emm » Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:15 am

Another festive one

Santa Claus didn’t feel very jolly
Crashlanding his sleigh in the holly -
He called Rudolph a nag,
A franken squirmbag
And a name even ruder, by golly!

Franken Fish: Fish patterns that include box constraints.

Squirmbag: A fish of size 5.
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Postby MCC » Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:26 pm

Two festive ones

In pairs, through the skies, they goes
Santa's reindeer, don't you knows
Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen!
But NOT Rudolph, with his single red nose.

Using the technique of Aligned Pair Exclusion
Whilst filling in his grid, caused Santa's confusion
But rather than BUG out or go APE
He used fishes and a skyscrap-
er to eliminate number profusion.

Aligned Pair Exclusion or APE - A solving technique that examines the possible configurations for a pair of cells in an intersection.

Bivalve Universal Grave or BUG - Is a state of the grid in which each unsolved cell has 2 candidates, without the presence of Hidden Singles.

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Postby emm » Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:11 am

My love ran off with a tart -
It tore my world apart.
Their APE
Precluded me -
There’s an ER in my heart.

APE: Aligned Pair Exclusion

ER: Empty Rectangle:(
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Postby wapati » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:09 am

If these few are poems, well cool.
If not, I must wonder what fool?
Wrote this horrible stuff,
It is not up to snuff.
If it were I'd make a new rule!

I'd rather make a limmerick than a franken-rhyme:!:

The one rule of Sudoku. Complete the grid in such a way that each row, column and box contain digits 1 through 9.

This rule applies to standard Sudoku. Several Sudoku Variations have alternative rules, which may mention additional constraints or other alterations.

Every constraint is derived from the rule. In turn, solving techniques are derived from these constraints.

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Postby Ruud » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:57 am

Nice topic, emm:D

There goes a pityful Mormon,
he looks like he just ate a lemon,
with so many wives,
he barely survives
his life as a restricted common.

Restricted common: A digit which cannot be present in 2 Almost Locked Sets at the same time.
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Postby emm » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:55 pm

A polygamist’s commonly depicted
As a man with a problem, afflicted.
Why should more than one wife
Mean more strife in his life?
It may mean he feels less restricted!

Restricted common: As above
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Postby emm » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:27 am

That was a little social comment on the wife/strife stereotype - I’m not necessarily in favour of polygamy.

For balance - this one is straight from the Holy Bible.Image

Sex is restricted for the common good.
The rule of thumb is that you should
Have one wife
Throughout your life
And dally not with girls that would.

Restricted common : ditto
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Postby MCC » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:05 am

Was Adam into polygamy?
With Lilith and Eve - Was it bigamy?
Lilith disappeared after awhile
From Eden, after walking down the aisle
Was she eliminated? A clue must be given me.

Given: A digit placed in a cell by the puzzle maker

Clue: See given

Eliminate: Removing a candidate from a cell

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Postby emm » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:53 am

If you're caught in flagrante delicto
Don't complain you were unfairly nicked. No!
If your indiscretion
Is seen as transgression
Chances are you'll becomin' restricto.

Restricted common: ibid

You may never look at an ALS the same way again
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Postby emm » Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:48 am

I wrote this on holiday – it's autobiographical.

I can ride this board! Watch me now!
They said "Gee!" when I showed them all how
I could do a wee spin
With a swoosh of the fin.
And when I bombed (with aplomb!) they went "Wow!"

Fin: The additional candidate(s) in the box constraint that belongs to a Finned Fish

Its true – I smashed my face up when I hit a sandbar. I got 2 black eyes, a cut lip and a free dermal abrasion. Luckily my nose wasn’t broken but the bruising was spectacular!! I deserve every bit of sympathy I’m getting!

So what have you all been up to … not much in the way of poetry obviously …:D
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Postby Hud » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:24 am

Emm, glad to hear your weren't badly hurt. I'm sure your hubby is being investigated for spousal abuse. If you'd been on Chesapeake Bay, you probably wouldn't have run into sand bars.
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Postby udosuk » Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:09 am

Take care, emm... Get well soon...

Hope you at least enjoyed the surfing before the crash, and had insurance covers...
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Postby emm » Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:46 pm

Thanks for the concern! I remember the Chesapeake, Hud! I thought it was a bit like what we call a mudflat!:D Is it your pride and joy?

Udosuk, no insurance needed. I’m healing fine it’s just that knock to my hejd that worhgjs mp!:D

Proving to myself that I’m 100%, here's another limerick … this one’s about Sudoku. Yay!

If you’re stuck in a puzzle and lack
A technique or a plan of attack,
Then Ariadne’s
Simple ruse is a breeze.
Find your thread and track your way back.

Ariadne’s Thread: A metaphor used for backtracking.

Backtracking: Return to an earlier position in the solving path, after a contradiction or a dead end has been reached.

PS: This definition does not quite line up with Ruud’s in the SudoCue guide which is odd since I think he wrote them both.
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