January 14, 2012

Friday Puzzles #139

So no 2012 puzzle this, and maybe some readers will be disappointed to see Kakuro this week. Also, it’s not technically Friday anymore (by a few minutes, but let’s not quibble over silly details like that) so I suppose an apology is due there as well.

Nevertheless, Kakuro is a type I really like, and I think there is plenty of opportunity to be playful with the type from a constructor’s point of view. I must say I quite enjoyed putting this puzzle together, but then again I’m a bad, bad person. Enjoy!

#170 Kakuro – rated medium

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  1. Prasanna

    Erm, I’ve got horribly stuck somewhere. Would I get caught if I generalize?(you know what I mean).

    14 Jan 2012, 07:30

  2. Try asking your favourite search engine “what do they say about assumption?”

    :P

    14 Jan 2012, 08:18

  3. Prasanna

    I see what you mean. But now I’m sure this one has a glitch. Can you check it again? Solved it without using the 25 in R5C3 and got some other sum for that.

    14 Jan 2012, 11:55

  4. Prasanna

    Oops, I take that back, addition error on my part. God knows whats wrong with me these days :|

    14 Jan 2012, 12:07

  5. Beryl

    I can’t do these.

    14 Jan 2012, 14:59

  6. Jack

    You’re not a not a bad person, you’re just rather odd.

    14 Jan 2012, 18:08


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