Baxter has solved a restricted class of square lattice gas models with nearest-neighbor exclusion (thus "hard squares") and next-nearest-neighbor interactions. Arguments are presented which demonstrate that the subspace spanned by his exact solution contains the line of tricritical points and the associated surface of first-order transitions of hard squares with attractive next-nearest-neighbor interactions. The tricritical exponents so identified confirm those obtained by Nienhuis for a dilute Ising model.
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