### Tapa (LITS) by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 16th puzzle from guest contributor Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Tapa rules. Also, the shaded region must be able to be split into tetrominoes to form a valid LITS solution (meaning all tetrominoes are connected but no two tetrominoes sharing an edge are the same shape, including rotations and reflections).

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 = 12:00, Master = 25:00, Expert = 50:00

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• Andrew Brecher says:

Had to guess where the last five tetrominoes go. Was there a logical path at the very end?

• drsudoku says:

Did you finish in the upper right? I found that to be the hardest part, but this puzzle does split into a few independent sections depending on when you see certain break-ins.

• Jack Bross says:

I definitely finished at the upper right, and there was a little bit of trial and error involved, but yeah, I think there’s a pretty clean logical solution (for that, as well as the rest of the puzzle).

• Grizix says:

Is it possible to have a walkthrough of this one ?

• Grizix says:

Got it in 43min ! Didn’t found the upper right part really more difficult than the rest XD

• Carl W says:

Wow! That felt like an heroic effort to get through.

I stupidly tried to finish the puzzle before seeing a fairly essential breakin. (N ybiryl bar va gur ybjre-evtug-unaq pbeare.) Everything went much smoother after that.

Thanks for the great puzzle.

• skynet says:

1hr:18min…ufff

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