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The solution is: 1. Qa2
If 1... Nc8... 2. d8=N#
- The move 1. Qb3+ fails because the line 1...Nb5 2. Qxb5+ Kxa8 is mate in three, not two.
- Likewise 1. Qb8+ fails to Kc6 2. Qb6+ Kxd7
- And 1. c8=Q+ Nxc8 2. dxc8=Q+ Ka7 3. Qf7# is also one move too slow.