or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools; use tab to alternate between edgex mode where left click+drag draws lines and right click marks X’s and a star placement mode)
Author/Opus: This is the 332nd puzzle from our managing editor Serkan Yürekli.
Rules: Standard Slitherlink rules. Also, each row and column must contain exactly two stars (one in the example). Stars cannot touch each other, even diagonally, and all stars must be inside the loop. Stars cannot be placed in the numbered cells.
See also this example:
Difficulty: 4.5 stars
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 7:00, Master = 14:15, Expert = 28:30
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