New Thing #32: Kakuro


Now, I ain’t no slouch at logic puzzles. Like everyone else, I went through quite a Sudoku stage for a while a couple of years back. I say all this because I absolutely suck at Kakuro. At least out of the gate.

According to Wikipedia:

The object of the puzzle is to insert a digit from 1 to 9 inclusive into each white cell such that the sum of the numbers in each entry matches the clue associated with it and that no digit is duplicated in any entry.

Sounds simple enough, especially when it just looks like a jazzed up Sudoku board. But when it comes to Sudoku I feel like I can keep it all straight in my head without resorting to jotting down every possible answer. With this, it’s just too much for my brain to correlate on its own. 

I suspect if I keep at it, all the natural combinations of numbers will become second nature. Thankfully Primo Kakuro HD Lite was free and definitely has enough puzzles for me to decide whether or not Kakuro is right for me.

And thanks to my wife for suggesting this be my new thing today when I said I wanted to try something easy and relaxing. Wait a minute…


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