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Here is an alternate solution with 47 mates that I found, originally posted here: https://www.chess.com/forum/view/more-puzzles/diams-totally-puzzled-213-page-66-ndash-mate-in-one?page=2 Hmmm... I also just found out at matplus this alternate solution was first found in 1882... oh well! There's nothing new under the sun I guess...


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In general, when constructing logic puzzles, you don't start with the solution. Instead, you should solve the puzzle as you construct it: place clues, deduce what you can from those clues, place more clues, and so on. This method allows you to (1) force particular deductions to be made, and (2) ensure that there is a nice human-approachable path through the ...


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It takes a lot of fiddling to get Schrödinger clues to work. A lot of the strategies for making them are similar to those you might use for making &lits, or getting good surfaces -- but here, you need to make excessive use of these methods to get the clue to work, not just to get it to sound nice. Generally, my strategy is to construct from one place ...


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