or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools using a composite mode where left click inside cell shades square, left click + drag draws line segment, right click inside cell adds dot, and right click on cell edge adds an x.)
Author/Opus: This is the 183rd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.
Rules: Blacken some cells to leave behind a snake (a 1-cell wide path) in white cells that doesn’t touch itself, not even diagonally. All white cells must be part of the snake with the head and tail given in the grid. Outside clues indicate the size of all groups of blackened cells in that row or column in order. There must be at least one white cell between each of these groups. When no clues are given, any number of cells may be shaded in that row/column.
Difficulty: 3 stars
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:30, Master = 5:45, Expert = 11:30
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