No real news this week. I’m moving away from San Francisco, so this week and next will be pretty brief Doctor’s Note-wise.
This coming week contains Tapa and Sudo-Kurve puzzles. As I’ve never posted a *classic* Tapa puzzle despite writing several, I needed to make a new example worthy for posting tomorrow on the Rules page. This example (about Wednesday difficulty) is a bonus puzzle for today, and there will be three more Tapa puzzles throughout the week.
Rules: Shade some squares black to create a single connected wall. Numbers in a cell indicate the length of consecutive shaded blocks in the neighboring cells. If there is more than one number in a cell, then there must be at least one white (unshaded) cell between the black cell groups. Cells with numbers cannot be shaded, and the shaded cells cannot form a 2×2 square anywhere in the grid.
Answer String: Enter the length of shaded segments, from left-to-right, in each of the indicated rows. Separate each row’s entry with a comma.
Time Standard: Tapa Grandmaster = 1:00, Master = 2:00, Expert = 4:00