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Definition of the noun Kakuro

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noun

  1. [games] A type of number puzzle, similar to a crossword but with numbers.

Explanation

Kakuro or Kakkuro is a kind of logic puzzle that is often referred to as a mathematical transliteration of the crossword. Kakuro puzzles are regular features in many math-and-logic puzzle publications in the United States. In 1966, Canadian Jacob E. Funk,an employee of Dell Magazines came up with the original English name Cross Sums and other names such as Cross Addition have also been used, but the Japanese name Kakuro, abbreviation of Japanese kasan kurosu, seems to have gained general acceptance and the puzzles appear to be titled this way now in most publications. The popularity of Kakuro in Japan is immense, second only to Sudoku among Nikoli's famed logic-puzzle offerings.

  • also known as Kakkuro, Cross Sums

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Google preview110 Amazing Apps for Education (2012)

by Rane Anderson

Real Kakuro is a fun math version of a crossword puzzle. Each row or column must add up to the number clue given at the beginning of every row and column. Careful! You can only use the numbers 1–9 one time in each row or column.

Google previewThe Original Kakuro Book (2006)

The Latest Puzzle Craze Since Sudoku by Puzzle Society

Kakuro is a puzzle game that’s a cross between both traditional crosswords and Sudoku.

Google previewWill Shortz Presents Easy Kakuro (2006)

100 Addictive Logic Puzzles by Will Shortz

Like sudoku, kakuro is a grid puzzle using numbers. Unlike sudoku, solving requires actually adding and subtracting (nothing more complicated than that). But again, like sudoku, kakuro is a logic puzzle in which the object is to narrow down ...

Google previewKakuro Presented by Will Shortz (2006)

100 Addictive Logic Puzzles by Will Shortz

Like sudoku, kakuro is a grid puzzle using numbers. Unlike sudoku, solving requires actually adding and subtracting (nothing more complicated than that). But again, like sudoku, kakuro is a logic puzzle in which the object is to narrow down ...

Google previewBrain Training (2009)

Boost memory, maximize mental agility, & awaken your inner genius by DK Publishing

Kakuro is a useful variant to Sudoku, since it not only tests your logical aptitude but also exercises your numerical reasoning skills because it demands that you use mental arithmetic to solve the puzzle. It is this variety that tends to appeal to ...

Google previewLinear and Complex Analysis for Applications (2017)

by John P. D'Angelo

Kakuro is a puzzle where one is given a grid, blank squares, the row sums, the column sums, and blacked-out squares. One is supposed to fill in the blanks in the grid, using the digits 1 through 9. There are two added constraints; no repeats ...

Google previewKakuro for Kids #1 (2006)

Ninja Edition by Alastair Chisholm

Kakuro is a logic puzzle from Japan. lt's based on an empty grid with some helpful clues. The aim is to use the clues to fill the grid with all the missing numbers. Kakuro puzzles come in all shapes and sizes, Here's an example: Il looks а bit like ...

Google previewA Nika-English Dictionary (1887)

by Johann Ludwig Krapf, Johannes Rebmann

Kakuro, n. (ka, pi. Vi-), a small dog. Dim. of Kuю.

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

kakuro /'kakarao, ka'kjoarao/ D n. a number puzzle in which players have to insert numbers into a crossword like grid, with numbered clues and some blank squares. — ORIGIN blend ofJapanese kasan 'addition' ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

kakuro /'kakoroo, ko'kjooroo, -'ooroo/ D noun [mass noun] a type of number puzzle in which players have to insert numbers into a ...

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Kakuro Meaning

Video shows what kakuro means. A type of number puzzle, similar to a crossword but with numbers. Each "clue" is the sum of the digits to be placed in its group ...

Scrabble value of K5A1K5U1R1O1

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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