### Tapa-Like Loop by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: 1 to 8

Author/Opus: This is the 30th 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 = 1:45, Master = 2:30, Expert = 5:00

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.

• chaotic_iak says:

01:26, and that’s with Paint. Woah.

Nice theme, nice execution with some variety.

• swaroop says:

Nice easy one.
One good thing about being Patreon, you can solve all puzzles of that week in a go. 🙂
Especially with Split author week thing it suits better to solve all three puzzles in a shot. 🙂

• Rajesh Kumar says:

2.28 mins to solve this one.

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