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How to play Kakuro
Kakuro is similar to both sudoku and traditional crossword games.
Like a Crossword
Similar to crosswords, Kakuro has clues both across and down. When you put numbers in the vacant squares, the sum must equal the given clues. This is why the game is sometimes called 'cross sums'.
Like a Sudoku
Just like a sudoku, you cannot have the same number in a row or column. If a row is broken into 2 areas by a clue, then you can have the same number occuring once in each of the separate areas.
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Hard Kakuro for 8/September/2011


 
  
 10 
  
 16 
 
  
 14 
   
  8
  
       
  
 35 
 
  3
  
   
  12
 11 
   
  
 14 
  23
  
           
  27
  
           
 
  5
  
   
  8
  
   
       
  6
  
   
Choose a number, and place it in the grid above.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
This number is a possibility
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Well, it seemed supertricky at first, but wasn't that bad after all. Had to use orphans and a shortish chain, though. Actually I found this one kind of fun.
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great puzzle if you figure out the clue, impossible w/out.
After orphans, jk and pq must both have a 2 once you eliminate the 8 in r with a chain
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Also stuck.tried many chains without result.
It's nice to see that some people find the solution but it would be nicer if they explained how they found it.
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OK John... Here's my way: Firstly, there are 8 easy cells. Then I concluded that the column with 14 (and orphan) cannot contain 1, you need orphans and an easy chain here. And now the trick is this: one of the rows with 23 and 27 have now 5 cells all bounded by 5 (since the other 14 column is More...
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Agree with Joe.
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orphans and a chain
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Joe +1
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Stuck, even with orphans, 2018. Both suggested chains seemed a bit long for my liking.
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