Oasis

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Rules[edit]

Oasis Example.png Oasis Example Solution.png

Shade some cells in the grid. Shaded cells cannot touch each other orthogonally. All unshaded cells must be orthogonally interconnected. Unshaded cells cannot form a 2x2 square. Cells with circles cannot be shaded.

A number indicates how many other numbers or circles can be reached from that cell by passing only orthogonally through empty unshaded cells (it cannot pass through a shaded cell nor a cell with a number/circle).

(Rules and example from WPC 2016 IB)

History of the puzzle[edit]

First appeared on WPC 2016/Round 11, an "innovative" round. The author of the puzzle was Matej Uher (Slovakia).

Appearances in the past WPCs[edit]