### Snake Pit by Ashish Kumar

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Theme: Divisions

Author/Opus: This is the 94th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Ashish Kumar.

Rules: (Hybrid of Fillomino and Snake Puzzles.) Divide the grid along the boundary lines so that every cell belongs to a snake. A snake is a one-cell-wide path at least two cells long that does not touch itself, not even diagonally. Circled cells must be at one of the ends of a snake. A snake may contain one circled cell, two circled cells, or no circled cells at all. Numbered cells must be part of a snake with a length of exactly that number of cells. A snake may contain one number, multiple identical numbers, or no numbers at all. Two snakes of the same length cannot touch each other horizontally or vertically.

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Difficulty: 2.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:00, Master = 4:00, Expert = 8:00

Solution: PDF and solving video.

• bert says:

Nice break-in. Figuring out the routing of the 16s was fun.

• Chandrachud says:

Nice theme and good solve path …. my usual time: double the expert time!

• nkm says:

4:27 Fun break in, and very smooth solve from there.

• eqp says:

Great puzzle! Had fun trying to wrap some of the snakes around each other.

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