Note: When we said everything was a lie in last week’s schedule, that included there being just 6 puzzles. Enjoy this bonus ‘Sunday’ challenge from Prasanna.
Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic
Author/Opus: This is the 38th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.
Rules: Variation of Tapa Rules. Every given clue is lying in two ways: first, the number of given clues in that cell is false; second, the value of any given clues is not true for any part of the Tapa around that cell. For example, a 3 clue could actually indicate 24, but it could not indicate 2 (same number of clues) or 23 (the digit 3 appears). 0 is not a valid clue for this Tapa.
Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 8:00, Master = 16:00, Expert = 32:00
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