Star Battle by Grant Fikes
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 366th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.
Rules: Standard Star Battle rules. Two stars per row, column, and region.
Difficulty: 1.5 stars
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:00, Master = 1:30, Expert = 3:00
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 collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.
This one actually required a lot more thinking and notes than 1.5-stars i’ve done before
I echo the sentiments of mender … took long time
2.14 mins to solve this one.