s(TA)tue (PA)rk by Tapio Saarinen

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Statue Park by Tapio Saarinen


Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 5th puzzle from guest contributor Tapio Saarinen. You can find more of his puzzles on Perplexible.

Rules: Combination of Statue Park and Tapa.

Place 11 pentominoes (no P) into the grid, rotations and reflections allowed. Pentominoes cannot cover any cells with clues, and no pentominoes can share an edge (diagonal touching allowed). All remaining white cells, including those with clues, must be connected. Number clues behave like Tapa clues and indicate the length of consecutive shaded blocks in the neighboring cells. All ?s stand for clue values 1 or greater.

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 = 5:00, Master = 10:00, Expert = 20:00

Note: Follow this link for other Statue Park Puzzles or Tapa Puzzles.

  • Neelix says:

    This was an odd one… I found the combination of Tapa clues and the lack of continuity in the shaded segments really counter-intuitive. And yet the placement of the last two pentominoes felt more intuitive than logical… Go figure. 🙂

    – Neelix

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