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Theme: 2×2 Welcome! (for Jamie Hargrove)
Author/Opus: This is the 25th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster John Bulten.
Rules: Variation of Nurikabe rules. The 2×2 shaded cell rule no longer applies. In its place, it is not allowed to have five consecutive black cells in any row or column.
Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the black segments (the unnumbered, connected “ocean”) 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 = 7:30, Master = 13:00, Expert = 26:00
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