Editorial for DMOPC '14 Contest 1 P5 - Surprise Teleport


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Run BFS (Breadth-First Search) from the starting point to the Main Office ignoring the teleportation devices but storing the number of steps you walked when you intercepted the closest device. Output the distance to the office minus the distance to the closest teleportation device.


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