KnightCrawler

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This was the FALL 1996 POTM ... send email to fah@potm.ffast.att.com and ask for all the details ...

The deadline for entering was Midnight December 31st, 1995 ... On to the problem:

K N I G H T C R A W L E R

A cross between the classic knight's tour problem and the traveling salesman problem to entice you this time.

Your program will plan the route of a traveling salesman with a strange affliction causing him to move in the manner of a chess knight. Your job will be to visit a collection of locations on a map grid and then return home. But each move you make must be the classic "L" of the chess knight. I'll give you a bunch of places to visit and you give me the best route. Cover all the spots with the smallest number of knight's moves and you just may win!!! The problem requires NO knowledge of chess, sales techniques, or crawling. But you gotta be able to write some code to compete!

If you want to compete - you'll need the details. Simply send mail to fah@potm.ffast.att.com and I'll ship you the details and put you on the weekly status mailing list for this problem.

fah@potm.ffast.att.com [or, if this bounces:]
fah@ffast.ffast.att.com [or, as a last resort:]
hicinbothem@attmail.att.com

Hope you'll consider having some fun and entering this one!!! Deadline will be 11:59 PM EST on December 31, 1995 - BUT, as previous participants will tell you - it PAYS to enter early (you can always update your entry as often as you wish!)

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