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Q: Fortnightly Topic Challenge #51: Non-rectangular grids

FTC_BotThis is the tenth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the fifty-first installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is "Non-rectangular grids" (suggested by Bubbler) and will span from the 7th of March to the ...

 
 
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1:18 AM
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Q: Fools in Switzerland

Albert.LangThis is the third question of my mini series on decentralised chess, or Swiss chess. In Swiss chess, the advantage in terms of mobility of a centrally placed piece over a piece in the corner is compensated for simply by opening up additional squares a marginalised piece has access to. This applie...

 
 
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Q: Only kings and horses

Albert.LangThis is the fourth entry in my decentralised or "Swiss" chess mini series. See bottom for a recap of the modified rules of Swiss chess. Enough warm up! It is time for a proper Swiss chess problem: Task: Consider the Swiss KNN-K endgame: All pieces except for the two kings and two white knights h...

 
@Randal'Thor Thank you!
 
i wonder if there's any chance King is "kay-ing" in the c4... 'kay is short for okay and okay can be a verb in the sense "give permission"
something like "signing off" could maybe be clued by okay-ing, although that's one letter too short
 
 
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6:55 PM
Thought: Perhaps "King" has to be the first word in the C4 because it's actually a proper name
Also, the more I look at the clue, the more I'm convinced it's an &lit
Don't have anything else to contribute beyond that though
 
7:36 PM
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Q: Not a Fibonacci sequence

MilesZewWhat is the next term in the sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 18, 34, 60, 120, 214, 394, 788 hints: #1

 
 
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i think msh210 has said he always marks &lits with an exclamation point, but i can't find the quote with the search now so i'm not 100% sure
king being a proper name sounds very plausible
 

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