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There seems to be a substantial random factor in the timing:  I tried two very subtle tweaks of an entry that finished with plenty of time and they both timed out.  My hypothesis is that the entry that finished happened to generate chance encounters that killed many ants quickly, and the tweaked versions did not.

Well, at least the next day's house ant should be relatively quick-computing, giving our more elaborate ideas more time to work.