revenge of salomon

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WayneCa
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revenge of salomon

I do not normally ask for help with puzzle solutions. However, there are times when I do get stuck (for a long time) on a part of a solution, and find myself exasperated enough to seek a hint or tip that will help me unlock a difficult block. The first (and only other) time I sought assistance, it was for the big band puzzle (puzzle 47 from Atlas 06 as I recall). This time it is for the revenge of salomon puzzle (puzzle 78 of Atlas 01).

The upper left corner has been giving me grief for about 3 years now, and I am tired of banging my head against the wall trying to solve the packing order. Would someone please provide me with a hint or tip as to how to solve this?

Thanks for any assistance provided.

ben
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Using reverse mode, it's very easy to figure out the packing order of the boxes -- especially for levels like this where the goals and boxes are in separate sections.

ben
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As you can see, the packing order can be figured out in less than 3 minutes. For those boxes that you didn't see me pull them, that means they can be safely filled first.

WayneCa
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Thanks for the tip, ben. With your help I was able to figure out the packing order in about a minute. It amazes me how simple it can be, even though my eye has been blind to it for so long. Thanks again.