A sliding block puzzle

The picture to the left shows the puzzle in its initial state. If you click on it, the puzzle itself will appear, in a new browser tab.

Problem statement

Remove the 1-tile [by clicking on it]. Then arrange the others [you move a tile to the adjacent space, if there is one, by clicking on it] all in the right order ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ) and all the right way up.

To the right is a picture of the puzzle in its solved state.

Hints about the metapuzzle: show

Restated puzzle: show

Solution to puzzle: show

Comments: show

Source: Nick Wedd. For more SVG sliding block puzzles, see http://www.olfrec.com/sbp/

This is one of several pages on puzzles and metapuzzles .