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Square Spin History: #1>#2>#3


Recap of the Rules


  • Basic rules from #1
  • Ambiguity, Un and Re squares from #2

Problem #3: Hickory Dickory Dock


The mouse ran up the clock.

...but how did it run up the clock?

Special requirement


You cannot move any square that is currently below the mouse when the move doesn't include the mouse

Can you figure out how the mouse ran up the clock Get a 7x11 grid to work with here

Hint 1

Even although ambiguity makes this problem look messy, there are many deductions that can easily be made by comparing the two images!

Hint 2

The mouse moves upward at an average rate of one square per move!

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    $\begingroup$ By the way, you never actually asked a question. I assume we are doing what we did in question 1, but not everybody jumps in on the first puzzle in a series. $\endgroup$ – Dark Thunder Jul 8 at 16:42
  • $\begingroup$ @DarkThunder ok, fixed $\endgroup$ – Adam Jul 8 at 16:47
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Your hint tells me I have the right number of moves, and with some quick rearranging after being informed I missed a rule, this should be right:

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    $\begingroup$ You are very close but... "You cannot move any square that is currently below the mouse when the move doesn't include the mouse". $\endgroup$ – Adam Jul 8 at 16:32
  • $\begingroup$ Ahhh okay that explains why it didn't feel constrained at the end. I'll fix it. $\endgroup$ – Dark Thunder Jul 8 at 16:34
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, this is the answer. However you accidentally got the Re squares in images 9 and 10 in the wrong places $\endgroup$ – Adam Jul 8 at 16:52
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    $\begingroup$ @Adam yeah I excel at making mistakes $\endgroup$ – Dark Thunder Jul 8 at 18:35

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