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Kakuro 2150 has two solutions

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Posted 10th Jul 2021 at 10:03
karolwaldemar
I did not pass the second solution. :(
Posted 10th Jul 2021 at 11:35
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
All the puzzles on Puzzlemix have a single, unique solution.

For Kakuro, you can use the solving aids on the right to highlight your mistake.

Posted 19th Jul 2021 at 21:24
karolwaldemar
I checked several times. My solution is also correct.
Posted 19th Jul 2021 at 21:32
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
It isn’t. You can use the solving aids to work out what’s wrong, or check the instructions to find out the rules if you’re not sure. Did you know you can’t repeat a digit within any individual answer?
Posted 20th Jul 2021 at 00:35
Last edited by gareth 20th Jul 2021 at 00:35
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
I took a look at your save file. You have 6976 as one of the entries, whcih is invalid. If you check "Show repeated digits" this is highlighted in red.

Every puzzle on Puzzlemix has a single, unique answer.


Gareth

Posted 27th Jul 2021 at 17:55
karolwaldemar
Of course it shows red but my solution is also correct. This kakuro has 2 solutions.
Posted 27th Jul 2021 at 18:19
karolwaldemar
Solution Assistant does not approve the second good solution and therefore marks it in red.
Posted 27th Jul 2021 at 18:56
Last edited by gareth 27th Jul 2021 at 18:57
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
The red means it is breaking the rules. If you are confused by the rules then you can find full instructions by clicking “Instructions”.

The puzzle only has one solution. Of course you could fill every square with a 9 and pretend it’s correct, but it still would be marked incorrect by the site. Because it would be wrong.

Posted 27th Jul 2021 at 18:58
karolwaldemar
Yes, I have 6976 but 6985 and my 6976 gives the same result which is 28.
Posted 27th Jul 2021 at 19:19
karolwaldemar
And it is the same with the rest of my numbers, they all give the correct result. This puzzle has two solutions.
Posted 27th Jul 2021 at 22:26
Last edited by gareth 27th Jul 2021 at 22:29
gareth Administrator Daily subscriber
The puzzle has one solution.

As I have explained above, and as the instructions and guides make clear, you cannot repeat a digit in an answer. That is simply the rules of Kakuro, just as you can't repeat a digit in a Sudoku region.

If you make up your own rules, of course you can write whatever you want into the grid. That's fine and entirely up to you, but it doesn't mean that the puzzle itself has two solutions.

The puzzlemix website will mark the puzzle as incorrect if you have not solved it according to the rules of that puzzle type.

Posted 28th Jul 2021 at 08:08
karolwaldemar
I didn't break the kakuro rules. I didn't repeat a digit in an answer. All the numbers I entered into the grids are correct..
Posted 28th Jul 2021 at 08:25
karolwaldemar
I checked again and you are right I repeated the number 6. I'm sorry and thank you for your help.
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