Tapa-Like Loop by Takeya Saikachi

Tapa-Like Loop by Takeya Saikachi


or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools in linex mode where left click+drag draws lines and right click marks X’s on edges)

Theme: Groups of Three

Author/Opus: This is the 25th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Takeya Saikachi.

Rules: Variation of Tapa: 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.

See also this example:

Tapa-Like Loop Example by Serkan Yürekli

Difficulty: 2.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:00, Master = 3:45, Expert = 7:30

Solution: PDF and solving video.

Note: Follow this link for other Tapa-Like Loop puzzles. More Tapa-Like Loop puzzles can be found in the Tapa-Like Loop Collection by Prasanna Seshadri.

  • sudgy says:

    I was thinking that this puzzle is way harder than a Wednesday puzzle should be, but then right at the end after doing a lot of crazy logic I realized I had missed a trivial deduction that would have made everything easy XD

  • skynet says:

    6:08.Great puzzle with a very clean solve !

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