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Actually that's not quite true.

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Maybe this helps?

I still ended up needing a lot of trial and error to make good paths; not sure how to make a solution that works on the first try "from first principles".

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I'm no closer to a solution yet. Would you be ok with sharing a picture of the paths you used?

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OK, beneath the secret tags here's a picture of the paths I used.

One thing I forgot to mention is that due to the fact that the snake chambers have a loop that's a multiple of 10, the snake heads will always have the same preference at the same Manhattan (orthogonal) distance away from the starting point, given that the snake gets *delayed for the exact same number of moves*. So, to change the snake head preference at a constant location, either the head has to take a different path length there or meet up with another snake head earlier or later.

This particular solution doesn't actually involve using both clones at all. Oops. But, earlier ones did.

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[Last edited by Chaco at 11-25-2018 05:10 AM : oops, wrong path screenshot, corrected now]
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