Peter Harris (South Africa)
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No.255 by Peter Harris – A problem based on the ideas shown in No.249 and in the comments to it. 5 solutions where solvers have to add one more black Knight on the right place for each solution! (JV)
Locust (L): moves on Q-lines but only by capturing an enemy unit, arriving on the square immediately beyond that unit, which must be vacant.
No.255 Peter Harris
(After Julia Vysotska & Georgy Evseev)
Add a bS then h#1.5 (1+2+3)
Help for solvers: there are two JV solutions: a horizontal and a diagonal. Two give # with double +. The fifth is mysterious.
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
1…nLe2xe3-e4 + 2.Kd5-d4 nRc3xc4 # horizontal jv
1…nQe3-d2 2.Sd7-e5 nLe2xd3-c4 # dbl +
1…nRc3-c6 2.Kd5-e5 nQe3*e4 # dbl +
1…nRc3-d3 + 2.nLe2*d3-c4 nQe3*e6 # diagonal jv
1…nQe3-e7 2.nRc3-e3 nLe2*e3-e4 # mystery