WPC 2017/Round 6

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The namesake of this round is Tapa Variations Contest series by Serkan Yürekli (Turkey), the first one of which was held in February 2010.[1]

Duration: 45 minutes. Total point value: 450 points. Round winner: Ken Endo (Japan), 520 points.

Puzzles[edit]

Round note: This is a single-type round that contains 15 puzzles featuring 13 variations of the Tapa puzzle type along with two Classic Tapa puzzles.

1-2. Tapa by Prasanna Seshadri, 15+15 points
3. Alternative Tapa by Prasanna Seshadri, 70 points
4. Hexa Tapa by Prasanna Seshadri, 30 points
5. Twopa by Prasanna Seshadri, 30 points
6. Tapa [Skyscrapers] by Prasanna Seshadri, 15 points
7. Tapa Trimino by Rohan Rao, 20 points
8. Thermometer Tapa by Prasanna Seshadri, 20 points
9. Kakuro-style Tapa by Prasanna Seshadri, 35 points
10. Toroidal Tapa by Prasanna Seshadri, 60 points
11. Disguised Knights Tapa by Prasanna Seshadri, 50 points
12. Instructionless Tapa by Rohan Rao, 15 points
13. Knapp Daneben Tapa by Prasanna Seshadri, 25 points
14. Tapa [Line] by Prasanna Seshadri, 25 points
15. Tapa Double Back by Prasanna Seshadri, 25 points

Rules to 12: This is a Tapa variations puzzle. Instead of instructions, an example will be given, with its correct solution. An invalid solution will also be given and marked so. It is part of solving to determine what the variant rules are and then solve the Tapa. It is not required to describe the rules. There are no points for determining the rule correctly, but not solving the Tapa (or solving incorrectly).

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