Sunday Stumper: Araf (Different Neighbors) by Jeffrey Bardon

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 third Sunday Stumper of 2022 is an Araf variation by guest contributor Jeffrey Bardon.

Araf by Jeffrey Bardon


or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools with a composite mode for line/edge drawing.)

Theme: 3 6 T’s

Author/Opus: This is the 7th puzzle from guest contributor Jeffrey Bardon.

Rules: Standard Araf rules. Also, no two regions with the same size can share an edge. (Note: this is the same rule as in Fillomino puzzles where no equal size polyominoes can touch.)

See also this example:

Araf (Different Neighbors) example by Serkan Yürekli

Difficulty: 5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 24:00, Master = 32:00, Expert = 1:04:00

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

Note: Follow this link for more Araf puzzles on this website. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Araf Puzzles to get started on. More Araf puzzles can be found in the ebook Araf by Serkan Yürekli.

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