Classic Tapa Contest (11th Feb - 2nd April)

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Classic Tapa Contest (CTC) is a contest for solving Classic Tapa Puzzles, along with its older sibling "Tapa Variation Contest".

Everyday a new Tapa will be available to solve. Unlike TVC, all puzzles in CTCs are to be solved online.

At the end of 2 months (exactly on the same day as TVC ends), a winner will be declared. The winner of CTC will have a title called Classic Tapa Master.

And first three competitor will have a Tapa puzzle book which is prepared by Serkan.

Solving Online

  • Left Click - Toggle shading of a cell
  • Left Click + Drag to shade multiple cells.
  • Shift+Left Click - Mark a circle in the cell.
  • Shift + Left mouse click + drag to mark circles in multiple cells.
  • Right Click - Toggle marking a circle in the cell.

Supported Browsers

Following browsers are supported : Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer.
We have tested on Opera and found minor issues with when right clicking. So, please use one of the other browsers.


Everyday, the Tapa puzzle will be available after midnight IST (Indian Standard Time).


Each wrong submission will be penalized. Details of penalty will be puslished soon.

Scoring System

Scoring system is discussed here.


If you have any questions or doubts or suggestions, please ask in the forum.

New user?

New users must register here to be able to participate.

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CTC is now over. Congratulations to Palmer Mebane for winning.
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