Tapa by Freddie Hand

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Tapa by Freddie Hand

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Theme: Columns

Author/Opus: This is the 4th puzzle from guest contributor Freddie Hand.

Rules: Standard Tapa rules.

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 = 2:00, Master = 2:30, Expert = 5:00

Note: Follow this link for classic Tapa and this link for Tapa variations. 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, in Tapa and Variations, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles, all by Serkan Yürekli.

  • Nikolai says:

    Excellent puzzle. The break-in in particular is great; took me quite a while to realise that gur obggbz vf npghnyyl irel gvtugyl pbafgenvarq. Gur fcnefr cbfvgvbavat bs gur pyhrf perngrf n fgebat vzcerffvba gung vg fubhyq or ernyyl irel ybbfr, ohg vg vf abg. And the rest of the solve was on par, too. Thank you!

  • skynet says:

    Nice puzzle.Got the start fast.Then it went well.

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