Nurikabe by Grant Fikes

Nurikabe by Grant Fikes

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Theme: The Most Cliché Nurikabe Theme in Existence™

Author/Opus: This is the 206th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Nurikabe rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the black segments (the unnumbered, connected “ocean”) from left to right for the marked rows. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:00, Master = 1:20, Expert = 2:40

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Nurikabe by Thomas Snyder

Nurikabe by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: DC (for patron Daniel Cohen)

Author/Opus: This is the 247th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Nurikabe rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the black segments (the unnumbered, connected “ocean”) from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:15, Master = 3:45, Expert = 7:30

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Nurikabe by Prasanna Seshadri

Nurikabe by Prasanna Seshadri

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Theme: Daniel Cohen (alphanumeric conversion of top/bottom rows; i.e., 4=D, 1=A, 14=N, …)

Author/Opus: This is the 117th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Prasanna Seshadri.

Rules: Standard Nurikabe rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the black segments (the unnumbered, connected “ocean”) from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 6:15, Master = 11:30, Expert = 23:00

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Nurikabe by Swaroop Guggilam

Nurikabe by Swaroop Guggilam

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Theme: Inner and Outer Boxes

Author/Opus: This is the 7th puzzle from guest contributor Swaroop Guggilam.

Rules: Standard Nurikabe rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the black segments (the unnumbered, connected “ocean”) from left to right for the marked rows. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:45, Master = 3:45, Expert = 7:30

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Nurikabe by Grant Fikes

Nurikabe by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Open Middle

Author/Opus: This is the 186th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Nurikabe rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the black segments (the unnumbered, connected “ocean”) from left to right for the marked rows. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:00, Master = 3:15, Expert = 6:30

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Nurikabe by John Bulten

Nurikabe by John Bulten

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Theme: Hawaii
Note on theme: The 1 represents Hawaii; the other 49 island cells represent the continental US

Author/Opus: This is the 13th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster John Bulten.

Rules: Standard Nurikabe rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the black segments (the unnumbered, connected “ocean”) from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 3:00, Master = 4:00, Expert = 8:00

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Nurikabe by Tom Collyer

Nurikabe by Tom Collyer

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Theme: Increasing Ripples (Originally for the 2015 Polish Puzzle Championship Online Qualifier)

Author/Opus: This is the 27th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Tom Collyer.

Rules: Standard Nurikabe rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the black segments (the unnumbered, connected “ocean”) from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 2:00, Master = 2:30, Expert = 5:00

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