### Star Battle by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Pentomino Five (originally on the US round for the 2016 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix)

Author/Opus: This is the 242nd puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Star Battle rules. Two stars per row, column, and region.

Answer String: For each row from top to bottom, enter the number of the first column from the left where a star appears. Enter these numbers as a single string with no separators. Enter both digits of any two-digit column number.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:45, Master = 2:45, Expert = 5:30

Solution: PDF

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• skynet says:

5:43 . Nice !

• Ramon says:

Alternate Solution?

1024935752016

• drsudoku says:

That looks like the correct answer string except that the two-digit values (e.g., 10) are represented as one-digit values (e.g., 0). If you are having trouble with the answer being accepted, please use the two-digit values.

• Ramon says:

My mistake.

Thanks, Thomas. Excellent work!

• Clayton says:

I believe I may have another solution. It’s being determined incorrect.

1924835752916

• Clayton says:

Never mind, I may have miscounted my number of columns. I got it mixed up between 12 and 13 columns.

• Henry says:

12:02

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