[This is a repost from our archives with new notes at the top (original post here): In this Star Battle, the second posted on the site, a common cage shape theme is used multiple times to lead to a logical solving path.]
or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools)
Theme: Crossed Crosses
Rules: Standard Star Battle rules. Two stars per row, column, and region.
Estimated Difficulty*: 2 stars
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:15, Master = 2:30, Expert = 5:00
Note 2: Follow this link for other classic Star Battles and this link for Star Battle variations. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Star Battles to get started on. More Star Battle puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles, in the books Star Battle and Star Battle 2, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.