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Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December
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Elan: Moves like a Grasshopper ((0,1)+(1,1)Hopper), but deflects 45° either way on passing over the hurdle. The arrival square is adjacent to the hurdle.
Hopper (m,n) (family): Moves along (m,n) Rider lines stopping on the next square after the first obstacle of either color. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.
Paralyzing piece: Moves as normal but cannot capture; instead it paralyses any enemy unit it attacks, so that this unit is unable to move, capture or give check, until the attack from the paralyzing piece ceases. At the mate the side being mated must have at least one move available before the notional capture of the King.
No.443 N.Shankar Ram
Elans: a1, d5, f5
Paralysing Pieces: b5, d5, f5
Solution: (click to show/hide)
Try 1.d7? (2.pRb7,Kxb7#) Kb7/b8! 2.d8~#
Key 1.Kc7! (2.pRb7, Kxb7#)
1…Pxf6+ 2.d7, Rxd7#
(C+ by WinChloe 3.24)
BP-4(Pickaninny) plus 4° (quaternary) black correction, in meredith.