Sacrebleu and the Friday Puzzle: Yajilin-Battleship
Anyway, for today's Friday puzzle, when everyone will want to be discussing the rules for Saturday's test soon, I thought I'd do a variation on two types that seem to be on the USPC every year in recent memory: Yajilin-Battleship.
In these two puzzles (the first very easy, the second less so), place the fleet of ships into the grid so that no ships touch, even diagonally (note this is different than the yajilin black square rule where diagonal touching is allowed), and so that each numbered arrow gives the number of ship segments in the indicated direction. The remaining empty white squares must form a single closed loop. Note: In the second puzzle two ships and two seas are given to you in the grid; the "seas" are necessarily in the loop.