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Author/Opus: This is the 196th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.
Rules: Standard Kurotto rules. Also, ALL circles that share a shaded group with at least one other circle are given in gray.
See also this example:
Difficulty: 2.5 stars
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:15, Master = 3:15, Expert = 6:30
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