### Tapa by Grant Fikes

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Theme: Ones and Twos

Author/Opus: This is the 84th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Grant Fikes.

Rules: Standard Tapa rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments 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 = 0:50, Master = 1:15, Expert = 2:30

Solution: PDF

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

### This is a Melon puzzle. (25 – Tapa)

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Theme: Threes

Rules: Standard Tapa rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments 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 = 1:00, Master = 1:45, Expert = 3:30

Solution: PDF

### This is a Melon puzzle. (1 – Tapa)

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Theme: MM

Rules: Standard Tapa rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments 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 = 2:45, Expert = 5:30

Solution: PDF

Editor’s Note: It is with great pleasure that we add Palmer Mebane to our list of Contributing Puzzlemasters this week with a set of rather interesting and challenging puzzles. One of the top puzzle solvers in the world (the current US Puzzle Champion and a past World Puzzle Champion), Palmer is also a phenomenal puzzle designer as anyone who has followed his puzzles in the past should know.

### Dr. Sudoku Prescribes #37 – Tapa

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Theme: A little of everything — clues from 1 to 8 exist in value-mirrored (9-x) symmetric locations throughout the middle of the grid.

Rules: Standard Tapa rules.

Answer String: Enter the length in cells of each of the shaded segments from left to right for the marked rows, starting at the top. Separate each row’s entry from the next with a comma.

Time Standard: Tapa Grandmaster = 0:45, Master = 1:15, Expert = 2:30

Solution: PDF