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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:
Difficulty: 2.5 stars
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:00, Master = 3:45, Expert = 7:30