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    Gridlocked 2

    Same as in Gridlocked you can get the sheet from <post#=505,786>post 505,786</post: >

    This time create this pattern
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    Re: Gridlocked 2

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">C4 A6 B2 D2 E3 E5 G5 H4 F2</span hide> - but I'm sure there must be a shorter way.
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    Re: Gridlocked 2

    Dave

    I think you may have done a typo in your response, I think you may have to check your spelling as this does not seem to work my end <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Gridlocked 2

    D'oh! I was trying so hard to get my answer in before Hans that I must have rushed it. I didn't write my solution down or save it anywhere, either, so back to the drawing board... <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30>

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>Great game, though!
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    Re: Gridlocked 2

    No hurry, I can't spend time on #2 at the moment... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Gridlocked 2

    <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15> Nice touch on the extra code, now in my archive <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: Gridlocked 2

    Fair enough then...
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">My original solution was right, except it shouldn't have had F2 on the end:
    C4 A6 B2 D2 E3 E5 G5 H4</span hide>

    I've also modified the spreadsheet slightly. There's an extra macro in the attached version called GiveSolution, which displays the cells you've selected (so that you can copy it and paste your answer into the Lounge)
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    Re: Gridlocked 2

    As with Gridlocked 1, there are other solutions, such as <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> B2 C4 D2 E3 E5 A6 G5 H4</span hide> - a different permutation of the same sequence. But I haven't found a way to achieve the result in less than <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">8</span hide> moves.
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    Re: Gridlocked 2

    Yes, that will do me, my "model" answer, or should we say the one that I chucked in as there was no trick to it was

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> B2 D2 E3 C4 E5 G5 H4 A6</span hide> which appears to be a permutation of yours. This is quite interesting as I am going to experiment to see if changing the order gets the same result, I am sure there is some mathematical reason why this is so <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>

    So, as it is Friday, you can have a <img src=/S/trophy.gif border=0 alt=trophy width=15 height=15> and a very large [chocky bar] for your elevenses <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
    Jerry

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