CV080 - Too Many Queens 1

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Too Many Queens 1
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Puzzle Number 080
Puzzle Name Too Many Queens 1
Picarats Given 20 Picarats
Type Chess
Location Restaurant
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This is the eightieth puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Flick. In order to solve this puzzle, you must place the queen pieces on the board so that no two pieces are placed in the same column, row, or diagonal.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    It's not like you have to solve the puzzle in a limited number of moves, so go ahead and check out all the possibilities.

    Here's a tip: try arranging the pieces in a way that allows for a line of symmetry between them.

Hint Two
    The four corner spaces on the board should be left unoccupied.

    The four pieces will form a perfectly symmetrical shape.

Hint Three
    You don't need to place any pieces in the four center squares of the board either.

    Now that you've eliminated those spaces and the corner spaces, you should have a pretty good idea about where your pieces should go.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

You cannot fail this puzzle.

[edit] When Completed

Nicely played!

Chess queen problems like this one have been around for over a century. This is a relatively simple variation of this type of puzzle. Consider it an introduction to the genre.

[edit] Solution

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Arrange the queens as shown.

[edit] Progress

2985 Picarats and 144 Hint Coins.



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