### Pentopia by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Single Vision

Author/Opus: This is the 159th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

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:

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 = 3:30, Master = 5:45, Expert = 11:30

Solution: PDF

• Carl W says:

11:00 Thanks for the fun puzzle, Grant!

• skynet says:

16:08.What a lovely puzzle!I feel as if I have sub-consciously developed a liking for this puzzle genre.Wish to see more of pentopia puzzles in the future….Thanks for a delightful puzzle

• Jonah says:

Think this is my new favorite puzzle type. The global constraints allow for lots of neat deductions, and it’s nice to have a pentomino puzzle that doesn’t require me to choose a ridiculous color scheme.

• chaotic_iak says:

06:40.

Great ending there, and a great puzzle overall.

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