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UnplayedKakuroKakuro 23119x1310313:22Moderate (65)Subscribers only6th Jul-
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Completed by87 users
Best time without any aid4:07 by ClareJuliette
Best time with major aid2:14 by purrs
Average solve time with no or minor aid14:08
Average solve time with no aid13:33
Average difficulty rating - all players3.3/10.0
Average difficulty rating - no aid2.8/10.0
Average difficulty rating - minor aid3.3/10.0
Average difficulty rating - major aid3.7/10.0
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Posted 6th Jul 2022 at 08:10
Penelope Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Moderate Completion time: 29:40
Just read kosegi's comment regarding skyscrapers. I feel much the same about kakuros. Others seem to find them easy but I always struggle and have to painstakingly test every possible combination of numbers. I'm sure there must be a trick to them that I just don't know
Posted 6th Jul 2022 at 13:41
JoergWausW Daily subscriber Completion time: 8:22
A trick might be that you have to add numbers in an area.
Here we have a section at the top with horizontal numbers 9+33+14+10 = 66.
If you add up the numbers for the vertical clues of those cells of that area, you get more - that is the bottom digit of the 22.
Do the same with the top cell of the 18 in the bottom area.

Always works, if there is an enclosed area with one or two cells "sticking out".

Posted 6th Jul 2022 at 18:45
christinelm Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Hard Completion time: 18:22
I never thought of that, thanks for the tip JoergWausW!
Posted 7th Jul 2022 at 12:39
bergensbest Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Easy Completion time: 22:32 Used 'show wrong moves' Used 'check puzzle' when incorrect
Yes, JoergWausW, thanks.
Posted 7th Jul 2022 at 16:34
Penelope Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Moderate Completion time: 29:40
Thank you JoergWausW. I think I just about understood that!
Posted 7th Jul 2022 at 18:04
kosegi Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Moderate Completion time: 8:16
You probably already know this, but another simple trick, for large sums with many digits, is it think in terms of which numbers are missing.
For example, in this puzzle, the 37 vertical clue is 8 short of 45, so it's missing either '1,2 & 5' or '1,3, & 4'.
In either case, we know it doesn't have a '1', so the the horizontal 4 clue resolves to [3,1] which tells us that the missing digits have to be '1, 2 & 5'
Posted 7th Jul 2022 at 21:45
Penelope Daily subscriber Rated puzzle: Moderate Completion time: 29:40
Thank you kosegi. I hadn't thought of looking at it that way.
Posted 8th Jul 2022 at 13:45
Elisabeth Daily subscriber Has started but not yet finished this puzzle
Thank you JoergWausW, I have never thought of this before. My only problem is I can't add up all those numbers easily(!!) but this additional idea will be added to my armoury:)
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