### Easy as LITS by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Four Squares (Originally on 2015 Indian Puzzle Championship)

Author/Opus: This is the 91st puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard LITS rules. Also, the letters outside the grid indicate the first tetromino encountered in the corresponding direction. Or see this:

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 = 1:00, Master = 1:30, Expert = 3:00

Solution: PDF

Note: Follow this link for more variations of LITS and this link for classic LITS. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest LITS to get started on.

• Paul K says:

I feel like I’m missing a constraint – but I’ll probably just feel embarrassed when I come back to this later and quickly realize why there aren’t a dozen or so possible answers.

• If you have solved classic LITS before, the only possible constraint you could miss is that the clue points to the first encountered tetromino, and not any tetromino in that row/column.

• Scott Handelman says:

Well, the thing that may be forgotten due to the grid design is that there’s only one tetromino per region, so you’re only placing four tetrominoes.

• Paul K says:

Nope, way stupider than that. For reasons I can’t explain (but I blame the nice roomy regions), I was using a 5-cell T.

• Carl W says:

If it helps you feel any better, I was doing the same thing at first!

• Francis says:

An elegant little miniature.

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