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Can you create a free-floating MASYU puzzle?

I claim that The proof:
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Masyu jigsaw puzzle

I believe this is the unique solution:
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Masyu-making game

Up to symmetries of the board, there aren't very many possible moves for the first player: Does this strategy work?
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What Masyu do with the antique clock?

Partial answer: solved the Masyu puzzle. (My first time solving one of these!) Step-by-step solution: The letters not covered by the path spell: Argh! It seems this puzzle just got bigger. Here's ...
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A bicolour masyu

I believe this is the unique solution: Key steps: My apologies for the inelegance of my diagram; as you may guess, I drew some things in grey before their colours were resolved.
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2021 Unpainted Masyu

Solution Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7
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A Total Masyu puzzle

First of all, let's adopt the convention that the path runs "macroscopically" anticlockwise. Now, Now, in a Total Masyu puzzle, when the path enters an empty square Therefore, The path forms a ...
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Broken Masyu: Quartered

I'd label the 4 subgrids and the circles first. (Apparently 24px font size isn't clear(big?) enough here. Oh well.)
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3D Masyu - A Die

Solution Explanation When you fold this cube net, you would get this connection: Start from the obvious one, the two adjacent black cells: Then some more: Consider this: What if you connect the ...
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3D Masyu - A Die

By adding a we get
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IBaNTsJTtStPMP! #2

Completed: Interim steps (mostly obvious I think... comment if anything is unclear and needs some explanation):
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Masyu keep making those 3D puzzles?

Solved! I use X, Y, and Z as axes to describe my logic.
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What Masyu do with the antique clock?

I feel a bit guilty posting this as an answer since I know that at least StephenTG had done most of it before and also because frankly Rand did most of the work. But here we go. After Rand's solving ...
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Maserlink - A Masyu-Slitherlink Hybrid

I will be using the Penpa editor: here's a link to the puzzle, if you want to solve along. (For nice input, go to "composite" and choose "loop".) To start, some basic Masyu ...
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A Simple Antisymmetric Masyu

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Can you create a free-floating MASYU puzzle?

Deusovi came up with a very nice and simple solution. Here is the (much more convoluted) configuration that I came up with, if you were curious: The line:
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Wumpus-hunting Masyu

(Unenterable squares here are marked with a ?.) Basic deductions: Extending those pieces: Final answer:
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Try to design a uniquely solvable masyu

There are two solutions for 7x7 grids (not counting reflections and rotations) I found these by brute force. Each grid can be abstracted as a permutation of 1234567, where each digit represents the ...
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Volcanic 3D masyu

The solution is Explanation:
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Brain-breaking 3D masyu

Differences in 3D Starting with the white circles and slowly expanding to all other circles gives Now we have to check for possible ways to connect the segments Which leads to the solutions
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I'm Bad at Naming Things, so Just Try to Solve this Patterned Masyu Puzzle!

Haven't done these before, but I think I have a solution:
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Wumpus-hunting Masyu

Just a note that I think there's a slightly different solution to Deusovi's:
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Try to design a uniquely solvable masyu

8x8 has been solved Give it a go! Yes, I know what shape that makes >:)
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Masyu jigsaw puzzle

I thought it was a shame such a nice puzzle didn't have an explanation of its solve path. So here's mine! Click through to get the (large) full-size images. "Connectivity deduction" means &...
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Can you solve this Masyu puzzle?

I hope I understood the instructions correctly. If so, the correct answer is:
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Mixed-breeds are puzzles too!

Observations Finished grid
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Windmill: A Masyu Puzzle

Solution Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
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Lazy puzzler's masyu

I'm too lazy to add an explanation?
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Ambitious Puzzler's Masyu

By removing We can generate the following uniquely solvable solution Reasoning
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Masyu puzzles with many circles

Some grids for question 1: 44 circles 45 circles 45 circles
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