Sunday Stumper: Statue Park (Half and Half) by JinHoo Ahn

This year, we have started to have some extra difficult Sunday Stumpers, about once a month. These will be quite tough puzzles, but with a logical path to be found (and solution videos to help). This third Sunday Stumper is a new Statue Park variation with a double set of pentominoes to place.

Statue Park by JinHoo Ahn

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Theme: GMP

Author/Opus: This is the 23rd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster JinHoo Ahn.

Rules: Standard Statue Park rules. Also, there are some given cages with dashed lines. In each cage, exactly half of the total number of cells must be occupied by pentominoes.

See also this example:

Statue Park (Half and Half) Example

Difficulty: 5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 30:00, Master = 40:00, Expert = 1:20:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for other classic Statue Park and this link for Statue Park variations. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Statue Parks to get started on. More Statue Park puzzles can be found in the ebook Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta.

Statue Park by JinHoo Ahn

Statue Park by JinHoo Ahn

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Theme: Molecules

Author/Opus: This is the 22nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster JinHoo Ahn.

Rules: Standard Statue Park rules. This puzzle uses a double tetromino set.

Difficulty: 2 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:20, Master = 2:15, Expert = 4:30

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for other classic Statue Park and this link for Statue Park variations. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Statue Parks to get started on. More Statue Park puzzles can be found in the ebook Statue Park by Murat Can Tonta.

Pentominous by JinHoo Ahn

Pentominous by JinHoo Ahn

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Theme: WXY

Author/Opus: This is the 21st puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster JinHoo Ahn.

Rules: Standard Pentominous rules.

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:00, Master = 8:30, Expert = 17:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for other Pentominous puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Pentominous to get started on. More Pentominous puzzles can be found in the Plenty o’ Pentominous series by Grant Fikes and Murat Can Tonta and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Tapa by JinHoo Ahn

Tapa by JinHoo Ahn

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Theme: Explosion

Author/Opus: This is the 20th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster JinHoo Ahn.

Rules: Standard Tapa rules.

Difficulty: 2.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:00, Master = 4:00, Expert = 8:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for classic Tapa and this link for Tapa variations. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Tapa puzzles to get started on. More Tapa puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles, in Tapa and Variations, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles, all by Serkan Yürekli.

Star Battle by JinHoo Ahn

Star Battle by JinHoo Ahn

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Theme: Pinwheel

Author/Opus: This is the 19th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster JinHoo Ahn.

Rules: Standard Star Battle rules. Two stars per row, column, and region.

Difficulty: 4 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:00, Master = 10:00, Expert = 20:00

Solution: PDF; two solution videos are also available here (more complex path) and here (simpler path).

Note: 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 book Star Battle by JinHoo Ahn, and in our beginner-friendly collection Intro to GMPuzzles by Serkan Yürekli.

Masyu (Deformable) by JinHoo Ahn

This is a bonus Sunday puzzle for Valentine’s Day, and one more puzzle to conclude a full week of puzzles from JinHoo Ahn.

Masyu by JinHoo Ahn

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Theme: Valentine

Author/Opus: This is the 18th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster JinHoo Ahn.

Rules: Standard Masyu rules. Also, some white circles may be shaded to become black circles. (Stylistically, here the white circles are white with red borders and the black circles are filled, red circles.)

Difficulty: 4 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:30, Master = 8:00, Expert = 16:00

Solution: PDF

Note: Follow this link for other Masyu variations and this link for classic Masyu. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Masyu to get started on. More Masyu puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles.

Cross the Streams (Inverted) by JinHoo Ahn

Cross The Streams by JinHoo Ahn

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Theme: Groups

Author/Opus: This is the 17th puzzle from our new contributing puzzlemaster JinHoo Ahn.

Rules: Variation of Cross the Streams rules. Instead of their usual meaning, clues refer to the distribution of the white cells. The shaded cells must still obey the regular rules (connectivity, no 2×2 squares).

Difficulty: 4 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:30, Master = 10:30, Expert = 21:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video (with info on an Easter Egg for this puzzle) is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for other Cross the Streams. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Cross the Streams to get started on.