is to first scramble the board, then move the blocks to recreate the Home
State of the puzzle.
Notes on the 14-15 Puzzle
Loyd offered $1,000 to the first person to find the correct solution. The 14-15 puzzle, also known as the Boss puzzle, became quite famous internationally, but no one ever received the prize. The puzzle is in fact unsolvable.
it is possible to solve the 14-15 puzzle if the Home State is modified
slightly, by placing the vacant square in the upper-left corner of the
board rather than the lower right. This is the form of the puzzle
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