Pentopia by Prasanna Seshadri

Pentopia by Prasanna Seshadri


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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 62nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Pentopia rules: Place some of the given pentominoes in the grid so that no pentominoes are in adjacent cells that share an edge or corner. Pentominoes cannot repeat in the grid; rotations and reflections of a pentomino are considered the same shape. The arrow clues indicate all the directions (up, down, left, and right) where the nearest pentominoes are located when looking from that square. (Arrow clues cannot contain pentomino shapes.) Also, see this example:

Pentopia by Prasanna Seshadri

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded pentomino segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma. The example has the solution “21,23”.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:45, Master = 9:00, Expert = 18:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is available here.

Note: Follow this link for more Pentopia puzzles and this link for other puzzles involving Pentominoes.

  • skynet says:

    17:05.Can’t be satisfied with this expert time on saturday puzzle as V thrffrq E9P7 gb or n cragbzvab cneg…..

  • Burak says:

    The logical solution time depends on how quickly you realize that nyy gur arnerfg cragbzvab qvfgnaprf gb gur pragre pyhrf arrqf gb or fnzr.

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