Here is a transparent variation of Tapa-Loop by Serkan Yürekli adapted to a Rhombile grid. Some puzzles of this type crafted by Serkan and Fatih Kamer Anda will be featured on the upcoming Tapa Variations Contest hosted by Logic Masters India.

### Rules

Shade some cells such that:

- For any cell with one or more numerical clues, shaded cells form connected groups of the indicated size within the group of cells sharing a vertex with the clued cell. Cells with clues
**can**be shaded. - For every vertex touching exactly 3 cells, at least one cell must be unshaded.
- One must be able to draw a single loop through all shaded cells.

### Example

### Puzzles

All of the puzzles can be found organized in this printable PDF, or in the images below.

**PDF Rhombile Transparent Tapa Loop**

#### 01. Medium

#### 02. Hard

#### 03. Easy

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Either there’re some really easy break-ins I’m missing in the first two puzzles, or the third puzzle should be marked “easy”, not “hard”. I had to bifurcate a lot more to prove solution uniqueness in either of the first two than in the third.

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That’s fair. I have a tendency to default larger puzzles to “hard” difficulty, seldom finding them easier than that. I do recall having an easier time solving this one than others. I’ve updated the difficulties.

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