### Tapa by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 20th puzzle from our new contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Tapa rules.

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 = 1:45, Master = 2:45, Expert = 5:30

Solution: PDF

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• edderiofer says:

Very nice solve. Pbaarpgvivgl is your friend here.

• skynet says:

9:25

• Swagatam says:

Cannot find the way to solve.Could you please send me the solution?

• edderiofer says:

Here are some hints, in ROT13:

Svefg: pbafvqre gur bar-gjb-gjb pyhr naq gur svir pyhr arne gur obggbz. Ubj pna gurl vagrenpg? Jung pna lbh qrqhpr sebz guvf?

Frpbaq: Gur pyhr pryyf perngr “ghaaryf” gung gur jnyy zvtug cnff guebhtu. Juvpu bs gurfr ghaaryf ner “oybpxrq”, va gur frafr gung gurl qba’g npghnyyl nyybj gur jnyy gb cnff guebhtu gurz?

Guveq: Pbzovar gur nobir gjb qrqhpgvbaf gb trg na vzcbegnag erfhyg.

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