Help on how to do Kakuro puzzles

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Help on how to do Kakuro puzzles

Postby Darkozin » Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:37 pm

Hey everyone

Can someone explain to me how to solve Kakuro puzzles and also tell me a good website where I can do online Kakuro puzzles.

Thanks
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Postby Kakuro-San » Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:04 am

Ok, Dark...here we go.

Similar to sudoku, kakuro is solved with numbers.
There are rows and columns, each with a guide number at the top or side.
In each column, and row, you must use the numbers 1-9 to reach the sum of the guide number.

NO REPEATS though.

Its quite easy once you get to doing them.
Very addicitve, also!

I dont know of any websites, you may want to go to your local bookstore, and grab a book called " The Kakuro Challenge ".
Its what got me started.

It explains the rules, and gives you 200 puzzles ranging from " delicious " to " vicious "

Good luck, and happy kakuro and sudoku'ing!

~Kakurosan~
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Re: Help on how to do Kakuro puzzles

Postby Smythe Dakota » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:20 pm

Darkozin wrote: .... tell me a good website where I can do online Kakuro puzzles ....

Here are three:

http://sudoku.org.uk/kakuroflash/kakuro.html
http://www.kakuroconquest.com/
http://kakuro.binaryworlds.com/hard.php

All three provide legitimate puzzles, i.e. each puzzle has a unique solution.

The first is by Michael Mepham, always a dependable source of quality puzzles. You can do it online or print it out. (Print it landscape to get a slightly larger diagram.)

The second generates new puzzles on demand, with user-selectable sizes and complexities. It works online only (the printout isn't very good).

The third, like the second, generates new puzzles on demand. As far as I know it can't be done online, but the printout is good quality. (Print it landscape, and print page 2 only.) However, these puzzles are a bit unsatisfying in their lack of numeric symmetry. There are lot of two-digit 3's and 4's, but hardly any two-digit 16's or 17's.

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