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MAKE DEDUCTIONS AND SIZE UP THE GAME
-Deductions improve efficiency by saving time on the questions; look for them, but don't get bogged down
MAKE DEDUCTIONS AND SIZE UP THE GAME
-Repeated elements often provide the opportunity for deductions: If an element is mentioned in two or more clues, try to combine the information to arrive at a new fact.
MAKE DEDUCTIONS AND SIZE UP THE GAME
-Combine clues, when possible, into a single symbol. This is particularly useful on ordering games.
MAKE DEDUCTIONS AND SIZE UP THE GAME
-Large clues, such as blocks or range clues containing multiple elements, are often a good source of deductions. There may only be a few ways you can fit a large clue into your diagram.
MAKE DEDUCTIONS AND SIZE UP THE GAME
-General clues--clues that pertain to many elements and to many places in the diagram--often yield deductions when they are applied to specific items of information within the diagram
MAKE DEDUCTIONS AND SIZE UP THE GAME
-When a clue mentions numbers--the number of elements in a group, for example, or the number of times an element can be use--be on the lookout for distribution deductions. You may have tot try several possibilities to learn that only certain distributions are possible
MAKE DEDUCTIONS AND SIZE UP THE GAME
-Before you move to the questions, ask yourself: "What's the most restricted part of this game? What's the least restricted? What's likely to be the most useful clue?"