Duration: 50 minutes. Total point value: 500 points. Round winner: Yanzhe Qiu (China), 510 points.
All puzzles in this round were of well-known types but with an additional rule that the grey areas should be filled in differently. All puzzles in this round were written by Vladimir Portugalov.
Note: some of the examples in the below are low-res screenshots because the author couldn't find a way to shade/place an object over a grey region in penpa
|1.||Loop (Loopfinder), 30 points|
|2.||Sudoku (essentially Extra Regions Sudoku), 30 points|
|3.||Ripple Effect, 45 points|
|4.||Magic Summer, 70 points|
|5.||Snake, 70 points|
|6.||Kakuro, 75 points|
|7.||Star Battle, 85 points|
|8.||Tapa, 95 points|