I'm stuck on a 15-keystroke puzzle in Level 10:


My register contains:


My keyboard of available VIM commands is:


I'm concerned I made this puzzle impossible by doing other puzzles in between: I come out exactly one keypress over par, and if I had the ability to re-yank the text I need and put one in the "" register I'd be good. Sadly this text comes from a puzzle where you had to delete the text rather than yank it, and there's no place you can free-form paste your text; so I don't see a way to change where it sits in my registers.

The best sequence I can arrive at is:


This comes out to 16 keystrokes which is one over par.

I can't think of a way to optimize the motion commands, and I can't think of a way to shorten the pastes without rearranging my registers, which I don't seem to be able to do.

Any tips for what it is I'm overlooking? Or have I messed up my save file?

  • I've gone pretty far back in the game looking for one of those fragments of text in any previous puzzle, no cigar so far. Jun 29, 2014 at 17:01
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    I ended up reverting to a previous save and being more cautious with my registers. :/ Jun 29, 2014 at 18:01
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The 0 at the start is unnecessary. You don't need to be at the start of a line to paste above it.

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