Masyu or Balance Loop? by Carl Worth

Masyu/Balance Loop by Carl Worth


or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools in linex mode where left click+drag draws lines and right click marks X’s)

Theme: Almost Antisymmetric

Author/Opus: This is the 21st puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Carl Worth.

Rules: Combination of Masyu and Balance Loop rules. In each horizontal row, all the circles obey the same rules, which are Masyu rules or Balance Loop rules. You must determine what rule applies to each row in order to form the single loop that solves the puzzle.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of the horizontal loop segments from left to right in the marked rows, starting at the top. If the loop only has vertical segments in the marked row, enter 0. Separate each row’s entry with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:00, Master = 9:30, Expert = 19:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is available here.

Note: Follow this link for other Masyu and Balance Loop puzzles.

  • Jack Bross says:

    Not as difficult as I feared. I like puzzles that snap you out of your reflexive habits in a genre like Masyu but still let you take some advantage of your experience with the style. Pretty nice logical flow, and not too much trial and error.

  • skynet says:

    12 : 18 .Nice !

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