Kakuro is a puzzle that has been compared by many to sudoku. This is because a number can only appear once in a row or column. Kakuro has been compared to a numerical crossword. The grids used in kakuro can come in virtually any size, from simple, small grids to dauntingly large ones!
The rules of kakuro are simple: for each row and column of the puzzle, you are given a number, for instance 10. The total of the digits in each cell in that row or column must then sum (add up) to that number. Only 1 - 9 may be used in standard kakuro puzzles.
For instance, if a row of two squares sums to 3, then the valid combinations are only 1, 3 or 3, 1. 3, 0 is not valid as you can only use 1 - 9, and neither is 2 - 2, as each integer can only appear once per row / column.
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