Nurimeizu by Prasanna Seshadri
or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools; use tab to shift between shading mode and the composite Yajilin mode where left click marks cells, right click marks dots in cells or X’s on edges, left click+drag draws lines.)
Theme: Diagonal Pairs
Author/Opus: This is the 224th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.
Rules: Fully shade some outlined regions in bold to create a maze with paths made out of the unshaded regions. The direct path of the maze from the start (S) to the goal (G) must pass through all of the circles but none of the triangles. All regions containing S, G, circles, and triangles must be unshaded and part of the maze. No 2×2 area can be fully shaded or fully unshaded. All unshaded regions must be connected by edges, but there can be no loops anywhere in the maze.
Difficulty: 2.5 stars
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:00, Master = 3:15, Expert = 6:30
Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.
Note: Follow this link for other shading puzzles. More Nurimeizu puzzles are in Shading Variety Collection by Prasanna Seshadri.
Cool puzzle! Nurimaze is a cute genre, and I’m really liking this week of puzzles so far 😀
Very nice Nurimaze for beginners like me! Hoping for more in the future 🙂