Sam Loyds Monkeys Puzzle - Solution

The Puzzle:

Sam Loyds Monkeys Puzzle
Here is the original story of the Seignor and the monkey house as told by an eye witness. You see, the organ had seen its best days, and was sadly out of tune, but the Seignor's staying powers were inexhaustible and nothing short of a contribution from each of the tenants would bribe him to cease the eternal grind and move to other quarters.

Now that his audience is ready to capitulate, can you show Jocko the shortest possible route to clamber from window to window with his little tin cup to collect his dues, resting at last on his master's shoulder? The windows are numbered to facilitate a description of the monkey's route.

[Editor's Note: observe the wider space between the first and second level windows]

Our Solution:

The monkey went from 10,11,12,8,4,3,7,6,2,1,5 and 9, as that route travels the wide spaces but twice.

Puzzle Author: Loyd, Sam

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