(related to Problem: The Nine Almonds)

This puzzle may be solved in as few as four moves, in the following manner: Move $5$ over $8,$ $9,$ $3,$ $1.$ Move $7$ over $4.$ Move $6$ over $2$ and $7.$ Move $5$ over $6,$ and all the counters are removed except $5,$ which is left in the central square that it originally occupied.

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  1. Dudeney, H. E.: "Amusements in Mathematics", The Authors' Club, 1917

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