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Kuromasu by JinHoo Ahn

Kuromasu by JinHoo Ahn

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Theme: Double Sequences

Author/Opus: This is the 44th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster JinHoo Ahn.

Rules: Shade some empty cells black so that each number indicates the total count of white cells connected vertically and horizontally to that number including the numbered cell itself. Black cells cannot share an edge, and all white cells must belong to a single connected group.

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Kuromasu by Thomas Snyder

Difficulty: 1 star

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 0:30, Master = 1:00, Expert = 2:00

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

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Kuromasu by Michael Tang

Kuromasu by Michael Tang

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Theme: A Tale of Two Cities

Author/Opus: This is the 8th puzzle from guest contributor Michael Tang.

Rules: Shade some empty cells black so that each number indicates the total count of white cells connected vertically and horizontally to that number including the numbered cell itself. Black cells cannot share an edge, and all white cells must belong to a single connected group.

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Kuromasu by Thomas Snyder

Difficulty: 3 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:45, Master = 4:30, Expert = 9:00

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

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Kuromasu by Swaroop Guggilam

Kuromasu by Swaroop Guggilam

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Theme: X

Author/Opus: This is the 14th puzzle from guest contributor Swaroop Guggilam.

Rules: Shade some empty cells black so that each number indicates the total count of white cells connected vertically and horizontally to that number including the numbered cell itself. Black cells cannot share an edge, and all white cells must belong to a single connected group.

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Kuromasu by Thomas Snyder

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:45, Master = 8:00, Expert = 16:00

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

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Kuromasu by Eric Fox

Kuromasu by Eric Fox

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Theme: Even/Odd

Author/Opus: This is the 3rd puzzle from guest contributor Eric Fox.

Rules: Shade some empty cells black so that each number indicates the total count of white cells connected vertically and horizontally to that number including the numbered cell itself. Black cells cannot share an edge, and all white cells must belong to a single connected group.

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Kuromasu by Thomas Snyder

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:00, Master = 7:00, Expert = 14:00

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

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Kuromasu by JinHoo Ahn

Kuromasu by JinHoo Ahn

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Theme: Symmetric House

Author/Opus: This is the 35th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster JinHoo Ahn.

Rules: Shade some empty cells black so that each number indicates the total count of white cells connected vertically and horizontally to that number including the numbered cell itself. Black cells cannot share an edge, and all white cells must belong to a single connected group.

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Kuromasu by Thomas Snyder

Difficulty: 1 star

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 0:40, Master = 1:15, Expert = 2:30

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

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Kuromasu (Even Rows/Columns) by Prasanna Seshadri

Kuromasu by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Missing 5

Author/Opus: This is the 202nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Shade some empty cells black so that each number indicates the total count of white cells connected vertically and horizontally to that number including the numbered cell itself. Black cells cannot share an edge, and all white cells must belong to a single connected group. Also, an even number of cells must be shaded in each row and in each column.

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Kuromasu by Serkan Yürekli

Difficulty: 3 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:00, Master = 4:45, Expert = 9:30

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

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Kuromasu by Murat Can Tonta

Kuromasu by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: Antisymmetric 2 & 3

Author/Opus: This is the 120th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Shade some empty cells black so that each number indicates the total count of white cells connected vertically and horizontally to that number including the numbered cell itself. Black cells cannot share an edge, and all white cells must belong to a single connected group. Also see this example:

Kuromasu by Thomas Snyder

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the white segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry with a comma. This example has the key “14,221”.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:15, Master = 4:30, Expert = 9:00

Solution: PDF

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