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Topic #99: Advanced Puzzle Solving Techniques
By Jan Wolter (jan)

#1: Jan Wolter (jan) on May 12, 2008

I added a page on Advanced Puzzle Solving Techniques, which gives some introduction to some fancier (and less commonly used) puzzles solving techniques.

Of course, I'm not the greatest PBN solver in the world, so there may be techniques I don't know, and maybe some of the examples and description can be improved on.

So I thought it would be good to have a topic in which people can suggest ideas and improvements to this document.


#2: asobi (asobi) on May 23, 2008

Sometimes I think the smaller puzzles offer a greater challenge to the constructor and can be harder for the solver.
#3: Gator (Gator) on Dec 9, 2009
Jan - as this is a rare occurrence, I thought I would let you know that I found an instance of the Summing technique in puzzle #1806. It was quite fun to walk though the exercise.

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