Round Trip by Craig Kasper

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Round Trip by Craig Kasper

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Theme: Getting Even

Author/Opus: This is the 6th puzzle from guest contributor Craig Kasper.

Rules: Draw a single loop in the grid which may cross itself orthogonally, but otherwise does not touch or retrace itself. The clue numbers to the left/right of the rows indicate the number of squares visited by the nearest section of the loop that travels horizontally in the rows. The clue numbers to the top/bottom of the columns indicate the number of squares visited by the nearest section of the loop that travels vertically in the columns.

Also, see this example:

Round Trip by Craig Kasper

Answer String: Enter the number of empty squares for each row from top to bottom, followed by a comma, and then the number of turns for each row from top to bottom. This example has the key “100000,422224”.

Solution: PDF

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:30, Master = 6:00, Expert = 12:00

Note: Follow this link for other Round Trip puzzles. Some more Round Trip puzzles can be found in the book Loop Variety Collection by Ashish Kumar and Murat Can Tonta.

  • Carl W says:

    11:42 still new to the puzzle type.

    I think I’d be quite a bit faster now, having gone through the remainder of the Round Trip puzzles that will come out this week, (and watching Thomas’ walk-through with a nice notation tip).

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