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Author/Opus: This is the 13th puzzle from guest contributor Takeya Saikachi.
Rules: Variation of Tapa-Like Loop rules (Form a single non-intersecting loop. Clues inside the grid represent the number of neighboring cells visited by the loop; if there is more than one number in a cell, each number should be represented with a separate loop segment. There is no 2×2 rule of Tapa in this puzzle.). The loop can travel through clue cells. Each clue now describes the entire 3×3 area the clue cell is in the middle of.
See also this example:
Difficulty: 2.5 stars
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:30, Master = 3:15, Expert = 6:30