> Jonathan, > > Ed Pegg gave me your address. I have a solution for the Thunderball > 3-case that fits in a 9x14 grid: > > W, N, 6E, 8S, W, 4N, 2W, S, 4E, N, S, W, S, 3N, 4S, 6E, 4N > > Attached is the pictorial solution. > > > Clint Weaver > Clint > > That's neat. I thought at first I must have misread the 8S, but it fits > together neatly in the end. > > Well done, and thanks for sending me your solution. > > Regards > Jonathan Clint Working on from the ideas in your solution, I've been able to shave off a couple more rows, to give a 9x12 solution. Check it out: W, N, 6E, 6S, W, 5N, W, S, 3E, 4N, 2S, W, 5S, 6E, 4N I'll be interested to see if any of Ed's readers find a method to do smaller than this. They're normally pretty smart. Regards Jonathan Ed, Check it out. Jonathan took my solution and made it even better! Clint ---------------------------------------- In fact, it's possible to line up 2 balls within a 4x7 box. Another possible method of judging the shortness of solutions is by the number of moves/tilts required. Mine requires 16. Solution: NWWSSSENEESWEENE Joseph DeVincentis ----------------------------------------------------------- Ed, The 5x7 Thunderball solution for the 2-ball case is as follows: W, 3N, 2E, S, 2W, 6N, 4E, 3S, W Clint Weaver