### Tapa-Like Loop by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: It All Adds Up (to 8) – every valid clue that sums to 8 appears at least once.

Author/Opus: This is the 31st 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 = 2:30, Master = 3:15, Expert = 6:30

Solution: PDF

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• chaotic_iak says:

02:09. Why am I doing this quickly.

Nice theme (although of course better if each clue is used exactly once), and despite its larger-than-usual size, it’s a rather easy one. Well done.

• Neelix says:

V yvxr gur ebgngvbany flzzrgel va gur erznvavat juvgr fdhnerf.

V nyfb guvax gur gurzr rafherf gung rirel pyhr tvirf zber vasbezngvba guna lbh jbhyq abeznyyl frr va n gncn-yvxr ybbc. Orpnhfr gurl nyy nqq hc gb 8 lbh nyjnlf xabj gung jurer bar frtzrag raqf nabgure frtzrag ortvaf va gur arkg fdhner nebhaq.

– Neelix

• skynet says:

7:14

• Rajesh Kumar says:

3.00 mins to solve this puzzle. This is nice one.

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