abc-path-solve - a solver for ABC Path
This is a solver for ABC Path ( http://www.brainbashers.com/abcpath.asp ).
Sample boards can be found in the distribution under
Here is the description of their format. The first line should be the magic string
ABC Path Solver Layout Version 1: , and the next line should be a row of 7 letters, the first being a hint for the top-left-to-bottom-right perpendicular, the last being a hint for the top-right-to-bottom-left perpendicular and the rest of the letters being vertical hints.
After that, there are 5 rows of horizontal hints being a letter, 5 spaces and another letter. On one of the squares one can put a letter instead of a space, to indicate it must be there.
The last row is another row of vertical hints and perpendicular hints.
Here's an example:
ABC Path Solver Layout Version 1: OWXIBQN J AK E L U F Y P R S TVMGCDH
One can also generate a skeleton for such a layout using the --gen-v1-template flag.
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