This is an Akari puzzle on a hexagonal grid. All usual rules apply.

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Around the time of this posting, LMI is no longer accepting score submissions for the contest. Below is a link to the puzzle booklet, the same as the one on LMI without the password. There is also a PDF that has all of the puzzles on the test together with their solutions (don’t open if you don’t want to see them yet!), as well as some brief comments from myself about the puzzles. Mostly I pointed out the tricky innovative logic the puzzle had, if any — and for the adults there almost always was some.

This is a Yajilin / Akari hybrid puzzle.

Part 10 of 12 in the Melon’s Puzzle Zoo preview series.

Answer Entry: Enter the digits corresponding to the total number of lightbulbs in each row from top to bottom.

Highlight to see answer: 1121221211

This is a Akari EX puzzle.

Part 5 of 12 in the Melon’s Puzzle Zoo preview series.

Answer Entry: Enter the digits corresponding to the total number of lightbulbs in each row from top to bottom.

Highlight to see answer: 1401011211

This is a Saturday Akari puzzle.

I thought this one ended up extremely elegant. The size is just barely large enough for all the logic to work and virtually no piece of information is wasted. Those of you who made it all the way through Puzzle 100, the really large Akari, may have some deja vu in this puzzle. I find this appropriate since Puzzle 200 is coming up so shortly.