Snake Pit X by Prasanna Seshadri

Snake Pit X by Prasanna Seshadri


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Theme: Surrounded

Author/Opus: This is the 236th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

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. Cells with an X cannot be an end of a snake.

Also see this example:

Snake Pit

Difficulty: 4 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:00, Master = 8:30, Expert = 17:00

Solution: PDF and solving video.

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  • Chandrachud says:

    Flows smoothly till the end … had to use look ahead to resolve the ending. Have to see the solve video for logical ending …

    Double the expert time 😀

  • eqp says:

    I took almost 2 hours doing this puzzle on/off, half-believing that I could actually solve it. But I did it.

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