Tapa (Islands) by Murat Can Tonta

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Tapa (Islands) by Murat Can Tonta


or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools; use tab to shift between shading mode and the composite Yajilin mode where left click marks cells, right click marks dots in cells or X’s on edges, left click+drag draws lines.)

Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 58th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Tapa rules. Also, similar to Nurikabe, each clue cell is part of an island of horizontally and vertically connected white cells. Islands are allowed to touch diagonally. Islands may contain at most one clue cell, and the area of the island must be one of the numbers in the clue (as an example, if a clue is 15, then the island containing that clue must be either 1 cell or 5 cells large).

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 = 5:00, Master = 13:15, Expert = 26:30

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. More Tapa puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles and in Tapa and Variations, both by Serkan Yürekli.

  • skynet says:

    21mins.Hard and very nice.

  • Dan says:

    V’z pbzcyrgryl onssyrq ol guvf bar. V pna trg hc gb urer: uggcf://qevir.tbbtyr.pbz/svyr/q/0O34-5rYqJvzkFH56YHqnoT50LIH/ivrj?hfc=funevat ohg V’z cerggl zhpu bhg bs vqrnf. V’ir gevrq thrff naq purpx ba zbfg bs gur fdhnerf gung frrz yvxr tbbq pnaqvqngrf naq V pna’g svaq nal pbagenqvpgvbaf. V srry yvxr V zvtug unir gb nggnpx gur ybtvp bs gur 5 va gur obggbz yrsg, ohg V pna’g cynpr n fvatyr qbg. Nal vqrnf?

    • Murat Can Tonta says:

      Hello Dan,
      V guvax lbh zvffrq gur hccre-yrsg 3, lbh pna qrgrezvar gung naq gur pbafrdhrag funqvat fubhyq uryc jvgu 15, juvpu pryy nebhaq vg zhfg abg or funqrq (sbe pbaarpgvivgl)?

      • Dan says:

        Jbj. V jnf fb pnhtug hc ba gur 3 vfynaq gung V qvqa’g pbafvqre gur 3 jnyy. Terng pngpu. Abj whfg guvf obggbz yrsg pbeare gb svavfu hc.

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