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Puzzle 123: Countries

Countries is another type from the Russian GP that I first saw in Budapest this year. This one should show that some of the deductions that seem almost correct aren’t always.

You might want to resolve it with full clues to get something more like the GP puzzles, though I suspect that that bypasses quite a bit of the logic.

Edit Fixed an ambiguity (second try), thanks Neil!

Rules Subdivide the grid into orthogonally connected areas (“countries”), each containing exactly one letter. Numbers outside the grid give the number of cells in that row or column that are part of the first country in that row or column.

Or see the instruction booklet.