### Sunday Stumper: Aqre by Murat Can Tonta

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Since 2021, we have posted some extra difficult Sunday Stumpers, about once a month. These will be quite tough puzzles, but with a logical path to be found (and solution videos to help). This second Sunday Stumper of 2022 is a large Aqre puzzle by Murat Can Tonta.

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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: Squares

Author/Opus: This is the 219th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Standard Aqre rules: Shade some cells so that all shaded cells form one connected group. Regions with numbers must contain the indicated count of shaded cells, and it is allowed to shade over the numbered cells. There may not exist a run of four or more consecutive shaded or unshaded cells horizontally or vertically anywhere in the grid.

Difficulty: 5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 21:00, Master = 35:00, Expert = 1:10:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for more Aqre puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Aqre to get started on. More Aqre puzzles are in Shading Variety Collection by Prasanna Seshadri.

• Michael says:

Great stumper! It only took me about 90 minutes with distractions, so I definitely recommend this puzzle for folks who like this puzzle type but shy away from stumpers.

• supernewton says:

38:35. Really enjoyed the use of the theme!

• Chris says:

Really enjoyed this one 🙂

• Menderbug says:

46 minutes, pretty happy with that. Lots of nice deductions and it was fun to have quite a number of variations on an idea in a single puzzle. 🙂

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