Rock Paper Scissors by Serkan Yürekli

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Theme: Logical

Author/Opus: This is the 118th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.

Rules: In this puzzle, the symbols represent a Rock Paper Scissors game (as expected: rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, paper beats rock). Divide the grid into connected regions so that every cell belongs to one region and each region contains exactly two kinds of symbols. In each region there must be only one “winning” symbol and two or more “losing” symbols.

Or see this example:

Answer String: (similar to Fillomino): For each cell in the marked rows, enter the area of the region it belongs to. Enter just the last digit for any two-digit number, and separate the rows by a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:30, Master = 7:45, Expert = 15:30

Solution: PDF

• skynet says:

11:45.This is my favourite of the 3 RPS so far.Really smooth and clean logic!

• Lennart Mettrop says:

Since I discovered this site, I’ve been working through the puzzles. I like this puzzle type, but I only keep getting stuck on this puzzle.

When I start at the top right, I always get to a state where the top left doesn’t have a valid solution.

I must be doing something wrong or I misunderstand the rules.

My thought process:
V guvax gur cncre ba e2p10 pna bayl pbaarpg gb gur yrsg gb e2p8. Znxvat fpvffbe e1p10 pbaarpg gb e2p5. Znxvat cncre e1p6 pbaarpg gb e2p3. Znxvat fgbar e1p3 pbaarpg gb e1p1. Ohg gura cncre ng e2p1 pna’g pbaarpg gb nal fpvffbe.

• drsudoku says:

Lbhe fgnegvat ybtvp frrzf svar, nygubhtu vg znl or cbffvoyr gb znxr fyvtugyl ynetre tebhcf bs flzobyf guna jung lbh ner cebcbfvat nf lbh pna unir nal ahzore bs ybfvat flzobyf, naq gur bar jvaavat flzoby pna or naljurer jvguva gur ertvba.

• Lennart Mettrop says:

Thank you very much. I was indeed making wrong assumptions. The hint cleared that up for me and I have been able to solve the puzzle finally.

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