The CRACK16 Puzzle-Program
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As you do the puzzle you will see a series of code letters under the board. These record your moves so that you have a record of your successful (or unsuccessful) attempts. The first letter is the peg removed at the start. After a colon, the other letters show which peg was moved and which direction it was moved in using the letters R,U,L,D for Right, Up, Left and Down.
If you find the movements of the pegs too slow, you can speed them on their way by hitting any key on the keyboard. If you make a mistake, you can use the backspace key to take back your last move. Everything else you need to know is on the playing screen.
Here is one of many possible solutions: Remove H, FR,NU,ER,MU,HL,OU,PU,AD,BD,IR,DD,LL,CD,KL. The second letter is Up,Down,Right,Left. Removing a corner peg or an inner peg leads to no solution. The lucky winner was John Stafford.