### Tapa-Like Loop by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 26th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: In this variation of Tapa, the wall is in the form of a single non-intersecting loop. Clues inside the grid represent the number of neighboring cells visited by the loop; if there is more than one number in a cell, each number should be represented with a separate loop segment. There is no 2×2 rule of Tapa in this puzzle. This example image should help:

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of the horizontal loop segments from left to right in the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry with a comma. For the example, this would be “11,12”.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 0:45, Master = 1:40, Expert = 3:20

Solution: PDF

Note: Follow this link for other Tapa-Like Loop puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Tapa puzzles to get started on.

• Bryce Herdt says:

Don’t you mean both “logical” and “clue symmetry”?

This was a nice loop puzzle. And a nice other type. Only problem there is that I solved both today. (Also, I’m wondering what else Monday’s Nurikabe is.)

• Rob says:

It’s related to this one.

• Jack Bross says:

So therefore the Masyu was also … a statue park? Hmm…

• skynet says:

3:54…Good puzzle

• Rajesh Kumar says:

Nice Easy Puzzle. 1.42 mins for this one.

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