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## THE HAT-PEG PUZZLE.

(

Chessboard Problems)

Here is a five-queen puzzle that I gave in a fanciful dress in 1897. As

the queens were there represented as hats on sixty-four pegs, I will

keep to the title, "The Hat-Peg Puzzle." It will be seen that every

square is occupied or attacked. The puzzle is to remove one queen to a

different square so that still every square is occupied or attacked,

then move a second queen under a similar condition, then a third queen,

and finally a fourth queen. After the fourth move every square must be

attacked or occupied, but no queen must then attack another. Of course,

the moves need not be "queen moves;" you can move a queen to any part of

the board.

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