Hints for solving the Eight Queens Puzzle

  1. Brute force trial and error search probably won't get you anywhere
  2. There are 12 solutions.
  3. In each solution, there are four queens on dark squares and four queens on light squares.
  4. Just two of the twelve solutions have a queen in a corner
  5. Rather than blind searching, a deterministic, algorithmic approach can be taken See Method page

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