Tapa (Islands) by Serkan Yürekli

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Tapa (Islands) by Serkan Yürekli


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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 78th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: Standard Tapa rules. Also, unpainted cells form separated areas, “islands”, that contain at most one clue cell. If there is a clue cell in an island, at least one digit of the clue equals the area of the island in cells.

See also this example:

Tapa (Islands) by Serkan Yürekli

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 = 2:15, Master = 3:45, Expert = 7:30

Solution: PDF

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

  • Neelix says:

    Nice blend of Tapa and Nurikabe logic in this one. Mind you, I almost forgot that it supposed to follow both sets of logic towards the end of the solve and was treating it more like a Nurikabe than a Tapa with the last clue, which led me miss a basic Tapa deduction for a short while which in turn led me to wonder if there were multiple solutions.

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