# Mid-loop: Coming Soon

Rules of Mid-loop:

1. Draw a single loop passing through all of the black dots.
2. The loop may not branch off, intersect, or move diagonally.
3. The loop cannot bend at the black dot.
4. Each black dots denotes the mid-point of the line segment passing through it.

The standard Mid-loop rules apply. This puzzle is a teaser for my upcoming small puzzle contest.

• Can lines only bend at the middle of a cell? Jul 24, 2021 at 3:03
• Does every line segment have to have a dot in the middle? Jul 24, 2021 at 3:04
• (I think the answer to the question I just asked has to be no, because there are 23 dots, which is an odd number, and line segments have to alternate between E-W and N-S, which means a closed loop can't have an odd number of line segments. But I might be confused somehow... Jul 24, 2021 at 3:06
• Yes, lines only bend at the middle of a cell (like Masyu for example). And no, it may be possible that a line segment has no dot in the middle. In addition, here is the rules from Nikoli, with an example too :D nikoli.co.jp/en/puzzles/mid-loop.html Jul 24, 2021 at 3:06