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Franken Fish

A Franken Fish is a fish pattern where one or more lines in the defining set or the secondary set has been replaced by an equal number of boxes.

These are the possible configurations:

The irregular patterns make it possible to find larger Franken Fish than for fish types limited to rows and columns.

Although a "Franken" X-Wing is technically possible, but this degenerates into some other elementary single-digit technique, such as Claiming. Therefore, only Franken Fish of size N at least 3 is discussed.

Originally, the box constraints in a Franken Fish were seen as possible fins, but it turned out that the boxes themselves belonged to the pattern.

All other fish with mixed constraint types are Mutant Fish.

Specific Sizes

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