Like sudoku, there are many techniques in solving a kakuro puzzle. When the simple techniques don’t work, you will need to use a more complicated solving. Basic and advanced methods for solving Kakuro puzzles. This technique works especially well when intersecting a low-sum with a high-sum definition. An empty square that has all its neighbouring squares (either column or row) filled in can easily be solved. simply add together the corrsponding neighbouring .

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The task in Kakuro puzzles is to fill all empty squares using numbers 1 to 9 so the sum of each horizontal block equals the clue on its left, and the sum of each vertical block equals the clue on its top.

How to solve Kakuro

In addition, no number may be used in the same block more than once. The best way to learn how to solve Kakuro puzzles is to see how a puzzle is solved from beginning to end.

Kakuro puzzles are all about special number combinations. However, square a1 must be smaller than 6 because of ssolving 6-in-two block in column a. Therefore the only number possible in square a1 is 5.

Completing the vertical 6-in-two block in column a is now straightforward, since only 1 can be placed in square a2. If the 9 is in square c1 then squares c2 and c3 must both contain 1, which is not allowed. This means square c1 tecbniques be 8 and square b1 must be 9. We are now left with two empty squares in column c which must sum up to 3. However, square a2 already contains 1 so the number in square c2 must be 2. Completing column c and row 2 is now straightforward.

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Kakuro techniques

There are only two combinations possible: Since square f3 is the crossing point, it must contain 6 which is the only common number for both blocks. This leads to placing a 9 in square g3. Kakyro, this block crosses the in-five block in column f, which is still missing 1, 2, 3 and 4. Therefore the only common number for square f1 is 4.

We can now complete the in-two block with 9 in square e1, and the in-two block with 3 in square e2. The 8-in-three block in row 2 still has two empty squares which sum up to 5.

There are two possible combinations: The in-five block in column f now misses only 2 and 3.

If square f5 contained 2, sooving remaining three squares must add up to Therefore square solvkng is 3 and square f4 is 2. We now come across a special situation which occurs in the right hand side of the puzzle.

To complete this block, a 3 is placed in square b3. So the only place left for 9 is square e5. We can now also place 4 in square e4 by simple calculation.

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The in-four block in row 4 has two empty squares that sum up to 6. We now need to determine which square is 1 and which is 5. If we try to place 1 in square d4 we immediately see square d5 will be larger than 9. Therefore square d4 must be 5 and square g4 must be 1. We can now complete columns d and g with 8 in square d5 and 7 in square g5. If we choose 6 for square b5 then square a5 would also have to be 6 leaving 8 as the only possible candidate for square b5.

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Completing the remaining squares b4, a4 and a5 is now straightforward. My profile My account. Play new puzzles each week. Play Kakuro on mobile. Kakuro techniques The task in Kakuro puzzles is to fill all empty squares using numbers 1 to 9 so the sum of each horizontal block equals the clue on its left, and the sum of each vertical block equals the clue on its top.

Step 1 Kakuro puzzles are all about special number combinations. Step 3 We are kakro left with two empty squares in column c which must sum up to 3.

Kakuro techniques

Step 6 The 8-in-three block in row 2 still has two empty squares which sum up to 5. This means that Square f2 must be 1, and Square g2 must be 4. Step 7 The in-five block in column f now misses only 2 and 3. Techniqeus 8 We now come across a special situation which occurs in the right hand side of the puzzle.

Step 10 The in-four block in row 4 has two empty squares that sum up to 6. Log in Become a member.