Puzzle 382 (Tapa) [Borders]

This is a Tapa puzzle, with a twist. The borders between some cells may be either thick or nonexistent. A thick border separating two cells means one is shaded and the other is not. A lack of a border means the two cells are both shaded or both unshaded.

Puzzle 382

Puzzle 382

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10 Responses to “Puzzle 382 (Tapa) [Borders]”

  1. mathgrant Says:

    Beautiful variation!

  2. Rob Says:

    Fun, thanks! This variation seems to have a lot of potential.

    There’s something wrong with the image compared to your other PNGs: The white background is not all of the same color, so solving using a stupid image editor isn’t as nice as usual.

    • mathgrant Says:

      It’s a thumbnail. Click on it. Kinda like my blog, except for some reason even more people miss it there than here. πŸ˜›

      Many of Palmer’s recent-ish puzzles have been thumbnails, because I guess he stopped rendering them in two different sizes.

    • MellowMelon Says:

      In the past couple of months there have been a lot of changes and tweaks to the drawing code, and the smaller drawing sizes now have various issues like some things drawn off-center or text with too much or too little anti-aliasing. Rather than spend the time fixing those, I decided to just stop supporting small sizes, which is going to save me a lot of time since they have always been really hard to get right.

  3. prasannaseshadri Says:

    I like this variation a lot. Wonderful idea.

  4. TheSubro Says:

    MellowMelon –

    You are the only person who makes me like Tapa, and this time with a twist to keep us all thinkin’. Thanks.

    TheSubro

  5. ksun48 Says:

    What difficulty is this?

  6. David Scherzinger Says:

    This is the coolest Tapa I’ve ever seen, even if it wasn’t super-tough. Nicely done πŸ˜€

  7. Bryce Herdt Says:

    bsmith at PuzzlePicnic just posted a puzzle that follows one of these new rules, but in a confusing way: http://www.puzzlepicnic.com/puzzle?3207

    Over there, it shouldn’t be “no 2×2 squares,” but rather “no surrounding a vertex,” which extends to other non-square grids. But then if two cells share a side of 2 or more, that would require adjustment or clarification.

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