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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'.
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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 27/March/2012


 
  
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 22 
 
  
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Choose a number, and place it in the grid above.
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Talk about anything and everything, but nice to each other - you don't have to agree, but this is not the place for personal attacks. As Sir Paul McCartney said: 'I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird' (longer explanation). Enjoy!
does this need a chain?
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used orphan and chain
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used what seemed right without being 100 percent sure and it worked fine.got lucky
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Same here. Used orphans and guessed on a chain and it worked out.
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Ugh, chains.
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couldn't do it with logic. resorted to guessing chains
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Used orphans, no chains. Think maybe orphans are not needed but I'm not gonna figure it out.

Key for me was to study the 3's and concluding that 18A, 15A and 19A as well as 22D, 10D and 24D all had to have 3's which eliminated 3's from C, X and Z (can't remember if it eliminated more). Anyway...that helped update possibilities and then orphans made it an easy solution to the end.

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'Me from here''s strategy with 3's did not work for me, because 18A, 19A and 15A all have solutions without 3's that I cannot eliminate with logic.
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I agree with Mike. 3's didn't help. Orphans and chains.
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re-read my comment - not clear on what logic was applied. doh!

All solutions to 22D, 10D and 24D require 3's, but only 18A, 26A, and 19A have 3's to satisfy this requirement. That means 18A, 26A and 19A have to have 3's.

Note 26A has no 3's (N=57, O=24, P=689, Q=689).
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Crap. 18A, 15A and 19A are ones that have 3's, therefore must have 3's because 22D, 10D and 24D need them.

26A is as noted.
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OK. I redid the puzzle using Me's logic and it helped a lot. I understand his logic, the only piece I didn't spend the time to check was that 24D needed a 3. Given that the minimum of two of the cells is 11, making 13 or less with 4 cells probably needs a 3. I just didn't spend the time to confirm that.
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yup, good logic solution from 'me from here'. Needs orphans. And quite a bit of work too.
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I went back and looked at Me's 3's logic. Brilliant solution. Quite simple solution with orphans after that. Probably possible w/out orphans, but I've spent enough time on this puzzle.
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Nope, even with orphans and me's 3s clue, still stuck, 2019
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