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John Lawson wrote on 2002-10-21 UTC
gnohmon writes:
Is it clear that growing from a1 to a7 means occupying a2 through a6 as

I think so.  I also interpret 'momentum' to mean, if you grow your Pine
Tree two squares on the NW diagonal, it will continue to grow at the rate
of two squares per turn until it autostops, or is stopped, and that every
square on that diagonal will be Pine Tree squares between the origin and
final squares.  That is, for a Pine Tree on a1, growing to c3 means b2 is
also a Pine Tree square.  The second turn it grows to e5 and d4 is also a
Pine Tree square.  The third turn it grows to g7 and f6 is also a Pine
Tree square.  The fourth turn, it can no longer continue moving two
squares per turn, and so autostops.

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