Slitherlink (Skyscrapers) by Priyam Bhushan
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Theme: Inside Job
Author/Opus: This is the 1st puzzle from guest contributor Priyam Bhushan.
Rules: Standard Slitherlink rules. Also, numbers outside the grid show the number of separate loop segments visible in that direction. A segment of length N in a given direction is taken as a building of height N. Buildings of height N block the view of all buildings behind them of equal or lesser height.
See also this example:
Difficulty: 3 stars
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:45, Master = 5:15, Expert = 10:30
Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.
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Great first puzzle from Priyam!