This puzzle is a Nurikabe. It is a little tougher than my previous one, which was designed for newer solvers, and it has a particularly squiggly solution that I found pleasing enough to post - hence the name! I hope you enjoy.
Rules of a Nurikabe (copied from my previous puzzle):
This is a Nurikabe puzzle. The goal is to paint some cells black so that the resulting grid satisfies the rules of Nurikabe:
- Numbered cells are white. (Think of them as "islands.")
- White cells are divided into regions, all of which contain exactly one number. The number indicates how many white cells there are in that region.
- Regions of white cells cannot be adjacent to one another, but they can touch at a corner.
- Black cells must all be orthogonally connected. (Think of them as "oceans.")
- There are no groups of black "ocean" cells that form a 2×2 square anywhere in the grid.
Now, here is the puzzle:
And here is a puzz.link solver for your solving convenience.