#11 Fan Out
  • Variants:
  • Tapa-like Snake

Posted on 2021-05-29

This is a Tapa-like Snake puzzle. The rules are as follows:

By shading cells, draw a single snake in the grid that does not intersect itself, even at a corner. The snake must begin and end at the black circles (represented with the impossible-to-satisfy “8” clue in the puzz.link version), and may not pass through the numerical clues. Numerical clues are interpreted as in Tapa: they represent the lengths of the blocks of consecutive shaded cells in the (up to) eight cells surrounding the clue.

This puzzle was entered into a Puzzle Showcase on the Puzzlers Club Discord server; it was not one of the top 5 entries, which doesn’t surprise me too much. The person who streamed all of the puzzles in the showcase enjoyed it as a refreshing break from the extremely difficult ones, though.