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Title: Puzzle ... 

10/march/2003

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I t s s t I
I t s s t I 
I u w w u I
I t u u t I
I t F F t I
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I Found this Puzzle ...

in a handcraFt market in Chile, South America.

The puzzle i have is wooden, made soFt and smooth.
A joy to touch, i slide the pieces around endlessly.


Basic description:

Rearrange speciFic shapes inside a rectangular box
by moving/sliding the shapes into the Free spaces.

Shapes: 

4  small squares   (u) oF 1 unit  (4x1 = 4 units)
4  tall rectangles (t) oF 2 units (4x2 = 8 units)
1  wide rectangle  (w) oF 2 units (1x2 = 2 units)
1  large square    (s) oF 4 units (1x4 = 4 units)
2  Free spaces     (F) oF 1 unit  (2x1 = 2 units)

Box capacity: 

Total oF 20 units in area

Aim:

Remove the large square (s) From the opening (oo)

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I t t t t I
I t t t t I 
I w w u u I
I u F F F I
I u F F F I
 ---o o---
    s s
    s s

Level oF diFFiculty:

The minimum moves or slides required is 50.
Where the 50th move is removing the large square.

(In order to solve this puzzle in 50 moves you will oFten
move touching shapes together and count them as 1 move.)

For Further inFormation:

Jason@hubway.com.au
telephone (613) 9534 2666

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Puzzle solution ... 

(also its mirror; leFt to right)

step 0:
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ItsstI
ItsstI
IuwwuI
ItuutI
ItFFtI
 -oo-

step 1:
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ItsstI
ItsstI
IuwwuI
ItFutI
ItuFtI
 -oo-

step 2:
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ItsstI
ItsstI
IuwwuI
IFtutI
IFtutI
 -oo-

step 3:
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IFsstI
IFsstI
ItwwuI
IttutI
IututI
 -oo-

step 4:
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IsstFI
IsstFI
ItwwuI
IttutI
IututI
 -oo-

step 5:
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IsstuI
IssttI
ItwwtI
IttuFI
IutuFI
 -oo-

step 6:
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IsstuI
IssttI
ItwwtI
ItFtuI
IFutuI
 -oo-

step 7:
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IsstuI
IssttI
IFwwtI
ItFtuI
ItutuI
 -oo-

step 8:
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IsstuI
IssttI
IwwFtI
ItFtuI
ItutuI
 -oo-

step 9:
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IsstuI
IssttI
IwwttI
ItutuI
ItFFuI
 -oo-

step 10:
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IsstuI
IssttI
IwwttI
ItutuI
ItuFFI
 -oo-

step 11:
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IssFuI
IssttI
IwwttI
ItutuI
ItutFI
 -oo-

step 12:
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IssuFI
IssttI
IwwttI
ItutuI
ItutFI
 -oo-

step 13:
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IssutI
IssttI
IwwtuI
ItutFI
ItutFI
 -oo-

step 14:
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IssutI
IssttI
IwwtuI
ItuFtI
ItuFtI
 -oo-

step 15:
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IssutI
IssFtI
IwwFuI
ItuttI
ItuttI
 -oo-

step 16:
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IssutI
IssFtI
IwwuFI
ItuttI
ItuttI
 -oo-

step 17:
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IssutI
IssutI
IwwFFI
ItuttI
ItuttI
 -oo-

step 18
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IssutI
IssutI
IFFwwI
ItuttI
ItuttI
 -oo-

step 19
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IssutI
IssutI
IFuwwI
ItFttI
ItuttI
 -oo-

step 20
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IssutI
IssutI
IuFwwI
ItFttI
ItuttI
 -oo-

step 21
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IssutI
IssutI
IuuwwI
ItFttI
ItFttI
 -oo-

step 22
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IssutI
IssutI
IuuwwI
IFtttI
IFtttI
 -oo-

step 23
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IssutI
IssutI
IFuwwI
IFtttI
IutttI
 -oo-

step 24
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IssutI
IssutI
IuFwwI
IFtttI
IutttI
 -oo-

step 25
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IssutI
IssutI 
IFFwwI
IutttI
IutttI
 -oo-  

step 26
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IssutI
IssutI 
IwwFFI
IutttI
IutttI
 -oo-  

step 27
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IssuFI
IssutI 
IwwFtI
IutttI
IutttI
 -oo-  

step 28
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IssFuI
IssutI 
IwwFtI
IutttI
IutttI
 -oo-  

step 29
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IssuuI
IssFtI 
IwwFtI
IutttI
IutttI
 -oo-  

step 30
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IssuuI
IssttI 
IwwttI
IutFtI
IutFtI
 -oo-  

step 31
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IssuuI
IssttI 
IwwttI
IuFttI
IFuFtI
 -oo-  

step 32
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IFFuuI
IssttI 
IssttI
IwwttI
IuuFtI
 -oo-  

step 33
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IuuFFI
IssttI 
IssttI
IwwttI
IuuFtI
 -oo-

step 34
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IuuttI
IssttI 
IssttI
IwwttI
IuuFFI
 -oo-  

step 35
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IuuttI
IssttI 
IssttI
IwwttI
IFFuuI
 -oo-  

step 36
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IuFttI
IFuttI 
IssttI
IssttI
IwwuuI
 -oo-  

step 37
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IuttFI
IuttFI 
IssttI
IssttI
IwwuuI
 -oo-  
 
step 38
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IutttI
IutttI 
IsstFI
IsstFI
IwwuuI
 -oo-  
 
step 39
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IutttI
IutttI 
IFsstI
IFsstI
IwwuuI
 -oo-  
 
step 40
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IFtttI
IFtttI 
IusstI
IusstI
IwwuuI
 -oo-  
 
step 41
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ItttFI
ItttFI 
IusstI
IusstI
IwwuuI
 -oo-  

step 42
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IttttI
IttttI 
IussFI
IussFI
IwwuuI
 -oo-

step 43
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IttttI
IttttI 
IuFssI
IFussI
IwwuuI
 -oo-
 
step 44
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IttttI
IttttI 
IuussI
IwwssI
IFFuuI
 -oo-

step 45
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IttttI
IttttI 
IuussI
IwwssI
IuuFFI
 -oo- 

step 46
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IttttI
IttttI 
IuuFFI
IwwssI
IuussI
 -oo- 

step 47
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IttttI
IttttI 
IFFuuI
IwwssI
IuussI
 -oo- 

step 48
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IttttI
IttttI 
IwwuuI
IuFssI
IFussI
 -oo- 

step 49
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IttttI
IttttI 
IwwuuI
IussFI
IussFI
 -oo-

step 50
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IttttI
IttttI 
IwwuuI
IuFFFI
IuFFFI
 -oo-
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