All of the entries in each column V to Z
are two digit numbers. The first digit is in the range 1 to 4 and
is used to represent the suits clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades
respectively. The second digit in the range 1 to 5 denotes the
denomination of the card ace to 5. Once the grid has been filled
solvers must remove the four aces and place them in column U so that
they are in the correct row C, D, H and S. That leaves four
spaces. The object is to obtain the cards in correct numerical
order for each suit starting with ace and building up. A card may
be moved into a space provided that the card to the left of the space
has the same suit as that being moved and its denomination is one
less. Solvers need only submit the number of moves required in
order to solve the solitaire.
· Triangular numbers are in HW, HY and SY.
· Prime numbers are in CV, CY, DV, DY, HV, and HX.
· Palindromes are in CX, DX, DY and SZ.
· Odd digital product are in CV, CX, DY, HV, HW and HZ.
· Fibonacci numbers are in DW, HV and SY.
· Multiples of 4 are in DX, DZ, SW, SX.
· Column totals V = 99, W = 106, X = 124, Y = 120 and Z = 111.
To enter this competition please send your solution, only the number of moves, to
firstname.lastname@example.org before the 8th August 2014. The first correct
entry drawn from the hat will receive a copy of Armchair Crosswords by
Afrit which has been donated by the Crossword Centre