### Snake Egg by Joseph Howard

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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.)

Theme: High-Low

Author/Opus: This is the 20th puzzle from guest contributor Joseph Howard.

Rules: Draw a snake (a 1 cell-wide path) in the grid whose head and tail are given by circled cells. The snake can touch itself diagonally, but cannot touch itself orthogonally or revisit any square. Besides the snake, the remaining cells must form exactly nine white areas, one of each size from 1 to 9 (in example, 1 to 5). Numbers in the grid must be part of white areas of the indicated size.

Difficulty: 3 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:15, Master = 6:45, Expert = 13:30

Solution: PDF

Note: Follow this link for other Snake puzzles. More Snake puzzles and variations can be found in Snake and Variations by Serkan Yürekli.

• Aaron Chan says:

The solve for this was interesting, if a bit weird.

• Chiel Wildemors says:

I really enjoyed this one, I didn’t actually think I could solve it at first, but it was fun. They should make a puzzle booklet with only snake egg puzzles

• skynet says:

I kept having a brain fag and making a dumb error repeatedly.Once the thing clicks, the puzzle finishes real fast.

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