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@@ -93,13 +93,7 @@ were all, these puzzles would be merely mechanical and boring. But what often
happens is that *the dependencies are not cleanly separated*, and you have the
additional problem of not tripping over your own pieces. Here's an example:
- .. q4 .. .. t7
- .. q3 j3 j4 t6 ..
- q2 e3 k3 k4 ..
- l1 l2 e4 .. c4 ..
- m1 m2 .. d5 c5
- .. .. n3 n4 d6 c6
- .. o2 o3 o4 ..
+<img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 1em" src="http://strangelyconsistent.org/blog/images/t4-example-conf.png" />
We trivially notice that in order to get the bullet (the `l` piece) across, we
need to move aside the `e` piece and the `c` piece. But in the starting
@@ -143,7 +137,7 @@ Though such a solution is certainly possible, I have a creeping suspicion that
it would be far more complex than the A* approach. It's unclear how many
special cases it would need to contain in order to work out all the
dependencies. One gets a bit of extra respect at the pattern-matching and
-hypithetical-future algorithms in one's own brain when trying to code up the
+hypothetical-future algorithms in one's own brain when trying to code up the
same things as a program.
Be that as it may. [Have a look at people's
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