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by: kozibrada

 
 
About 20′, surprisingly. Ideal to approach through several ‘advanced’ URs (I used 5 or 6 of them, the crucial with Y-wing-like logic for the middle columns, + some smaller fishes). Just for curiosity, I am going to manage it without URs now… :-)

 

by: kozibrada

 
 
(Not all URs have been ‘advanced’ – only three out of five I found have been larger than a 2×2 block, two very useful though.)
So, tried again w/o URs or chains: one variable 6-fish, dependent on the conflict within col. 6, and another four smaller ones should be enough!
Nice puzzle, thanks…

 

by: BP

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Another masterpiece. Chain- and UR-free fun. Thank you, hone!

by:RudiK

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21' - Fairly easy; pure logic, no settis.

by:kst

 
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by: Martinus

 
 
Very nice patter, much BX Power and settis

 

by: kris

 
 
very good level of chainfree difficulty, thanks a lot kst

 

by: kmr

 
 
Chainfree, but very challenging. High level of difficulty ;-) .

 

by: BP

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Excellent chainfree challenge. Our crucial step was CE in box 1 to show that 4 in B.

by:kst

 
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by: Butcher

 
 
needed a chain in the end

 

by: Susan

 
 
Nice level of difficulty, no chain

 

by: kmr

 
 
Very nice one, no chain needed, and - like Susan - good level of difficulty. Thank you, kst.

 

by: Augenweide

 
 
after 19 solved cells I'm stuck. Wonder where to continue, any hints?

 

by: BP

 
 
Like Augenweide. Susan and kmr, to the rescue, please ;-)

 

by: morl

 
 
I needed two HCs: E3=7 causes B2=7 and B5=3, but also E2=6, J1=6, H1=7, H8=8 and H5=3. So E3=2. Now H5 cannot be 3 because of the x-wing 3 in DF68 which would place 3 in A3 and there would be no 3 in row B. So H5<>3, which solves this quite hard puzzle.

 

by: Augenweide

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@morl: your chain is shorter than anything I tried before, thank you. Still too long for my head

by:kst

 
v.gd/kst_605_X

 

by: BP

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Great challenge. After 27 solved cells needed a short SI/setti consideration.

by:kst

 
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by: AndreasM

 
 
Thanks for this truly nice puzzle.
I didn't manage to do it without a head chain: Both candidates for H1 lead to the same range for D21. With this insight the rest was of normal difficulty.

 

by: AndreasM

 
 
Correction of the above: It should read 'range for D34'.

 

by: BP

 
 
Great puzzle. CE, settis and some SIs. Many thanks.

 

by: Frank

 
 
Chainless fun! Ty

 

by: jgrab

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Nice and challenging! New options step by step.

by:Jens

 
Discussion of Andrew's Extreme Str8ts Puzzle, Weekly Edition #605, Jan 23 - Jan 29

 

by: Klaus

 
 

rather easy, one UR argument is enough.

funny thing: you can give practically the same argument horizontal or vertical, dont think i've seen something like this before.

 

by: Jens

 
 
WC, one X-Wing is enough.

 

by: morl

 
 
I agree, it is quite easy. Just Setti 6 and it's solved.

 

by: Andrejs

 
 
Since the sure digits in column 5 are 1,...,7, I could easily use my favorite Setti/BCA. Good relaxation.

 

by: glani

 
 
Hallo Jens, Setti 6 is easy. But what is WC an where is the X-Wing?


 

by: Jens

 
 
@glani:
Without candidates = WC
X-Wing is in BC59, which clears col5 and solves the rest.

 

by: glani

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It's so clear and I didn't see it. Thanks!



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  • Done!
       - Kmk - 1 day ago
  • UR in cd45, easy to see, and the solver does the rest
       - straddict - 1 day ago
  • 20' on 2nd try
       - rol - 2 days ago
  • 29 mins, no setties needed. I never had so many URs in one puzzle -:)
       - Marya - 2 days ago
  • nice and easy, 8 min.
       - Boerny - 3 days ago
  • 4:44 min - just fill in
       - relijo - 3 days ago
  • 24' nice wc exercise
       - KDN - 3 days ago
  • 7' just clicking through
       - Ske - 3 days ago
  • 4 min; wow
       - cKay - 3 days ago
  • 6'30"
       - martijn - 3 days ago
  • 17'- straight Logic. Nice
       - Carpat - 3 days ago
  • 10' - took it nice and easy. Thanks!
       - triemers - 3 days ago
  • not too difficult; 15'
       - joeB - 3 days ago
  • 7' - solves easily once col.5 high/low is evaluated
       - earnie - 3 days ago
  • UR cd45, settis, logic
       - GC - 3 days ago
  • 13', very nice and quite interesting.
       - un - 4 days ago
  • 21 min
       - GiddyG - 4 days ago
  • 13' Just 1 setti.
       - Aubinger - 4 days ago
  • 30', str8 forward
       - chris - 4 days ago
  • 7 min, quite easy
       - Alex - 4 days ago
  • dear joe, the fast ones are all cheating. my 11 minutes are record....no???
       - emil - 4 days ago
  • 11 min step by step - too easy
       - Bita - 4 days ago
  • How do the fast ones get it done? It took me 44 min
       - JoeP - 4 days ago
  • 8' just logic. took me 3 attempts, looks so easy I lacked concentraction
       - juliaH - 4 days ago
  • 13 min. - a few settis do it
       - tbr - 4 days ago
  • 12' a level doable for me :) thank you so much!
       - Emma - 4 days ago
  • 42 mins. slow and steady! thanks
       - CC - 4 days ago
  • 18', easy, and very nice, Thanks!
       - barbara - 4 days ago
  • 10 min
       - 7iron - 4 days ago
  • 20' with distractions. 3-4*
       - optimator - 4 days ago