Star Battle by Ashish Kumar
or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools; in composite Star Battle mode a left click places a star, right click in a cell marks off the cell, and a right click on an edge or corner marks in a dot as a placement note.)
Author/Opus: This is the 88th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar.
Rules: Standard Star Battle rules. Two stars per row, column, and region.
Difficulty: 3.5 stars
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:15, Master = 6:15, Expert = 12:30
Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.
Note: Follow this link for other classic Star Battles and this link for Star Battle variations. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Star Battles to get started on. More Star Battle puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles, in the books Star Battle by JinHoo Ahn and Star Battle 2 by JinHoo Ahn and Murat Can Tonta, and in our beginner-friendly collections Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli and Starter Pack 5: Star Battle by JinHoo Ahn.
3:43. I found this and yesterday’s Star Battle much easier than the time standards indicated – not sure if I’m getting lucky or the time standards are slipping, haha
Solved non logically 5 mins, will check tomorrows vid for the logic
9.15 mins to solve this one. This was a tricky one.
Very nice.Missed some critical dedecutions.