The Broken Tapa is a challenging puzzle. But I expect the actual puzzle on the test will also be challenging. Of course I won't know for sure till I see the points table tomorrow. I still think it's a fun puzzle though.

The Sweeper Tapa should be a bit nicer than my first one. Sometimes you need that extra bit of time to make the puzzle better.

The Tapa Tapa worked out okay. It's a nice variation, except I find the 1 clue constraint around the cities a bit restricting as they block a lot of the paths for the Tapa. Remember that the numbers indicate the shortest possible routes.

Puzzles can be found below.

Rules for Tapa

**5. Broken Tapa**

Fit the given pieces into the grid without rotating or reflecting. The pieces may not overlap. Then solve the puzzle as a regular Tapa.

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**7. Sweeper Tapa**

Use regular Tapa rules. After the wall is blackened no symbol may appear more than once in every row or column.

**10. Tapa Tapa**

Follow regular Tapa rules. Additionally each train represents a city. The shortest possible distance between certain cities are given. The shortest distance is the shortest of all routes traveling horizontally and vertically along the Tapa wall that touches 2 cities (diagonal touching is enough). Cities can have Tapa clues which only use the digit 1, appearing as many times as necessary.

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I guessed myself to a solution for the Tapa Tapa that seems to be ambiguous. Probably I'm missing something again, but what? http://postimage.org/image/snoqjkqsh/

ReplyDeleteIn your solution the shortest route for AC is 12.

DeleteI see, thanks! I'd neglected the left part for some reason.

DeleteIf I'm right, he's got the 2 of the 2-1-1's placement wrong there, as per my solution anyway(would be a nice verification of my own solve).

ReplyDeleteI got the Sweeper quite easily this time. I even understood where I got stuck in the last one. Nice start up logic. The Broken pieces will probably have to wait for when I can go get a print out since its pretty difficult to solve those online.