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Is xyz-wing or w-wing the easier technique for you?

 
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Which is easier for you, xyz-wing or w-wing ??
xyz-wing
14%
 14%  [ 1 ]
w-wing
42%
 42%  [ 3 ]
about the same
42%
 42%  [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 7

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ronk



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject: Is xyz-wing or w-wing the easier technique for you? Reply with quote

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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the XYZ-Wing easier because it's easier to look for and to spot. I only have to check nine boxes and if I find an XYZ and XZ cell, then I just have to check one line to see if it contains the YZ.

With the W-Wing, I can miss the fact that there are Remote Pairs or if I notice, I can miss the strong link. And if there are numerous cells with the same bivalue, it's easy for me to miss some of the myriad possibilities.
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tlanglet



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Marty that the xyz-wing is easier to spot however, I much prefer using w-wings. For me, searching for a complicated strong link is the fun part of the process.

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