Tapa (Loop) by Murat Can Tonta [Patron Bonus]

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Tapa by Murat Can Tonta

Theme: Clue Symmetry and Logic

Author/Opus: This is the 74th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Variation of Tapa. All the cells in the Tapa must form a single closed loop without any crossings or intersections.

See also this example:

Example 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 = 3:30, Master = 7:30, Expert = 15:00

Note: Follow this link for other classic Tapa and this link for Tapa variations. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Tapa to get started on. More Tapa puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles and in Tapa and Variations, both by Serkan Yürekli.

  • egrieg says:

    With this Puzzle, I have finally, after a very,very long time solved every puzzle on this blog. It was an amazing journey, introducing me to a lot of new puzzles, strategies, and overall the amazing difference in quality that can be achieved by constructing puzzles by hand.
    Thanks for the hard work, I look forward to the puzzles yet to come.

    Also this was a nice bonus puzzle, although very confusing for me, because I kept making false assumptions about the loop 😉

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