Puzzle fanatics who can’t get enough sudoku and crosswords have turned to kakuro to sate their thirst for a more challenging puzzle. Show us what you know about the game in our quiz.
Which of the following is a feature that kakuro and sudoku have in common?
- The grids are always nine cells wide by nine cells long.
- The clues given are sums.
- You can’t repeat a digit within a designated group of cells.
In a typical kakuro grid, which row and column are usually shaded and are not for filling in answers?
- top row and middle column
- bottom row and leftmost column
- top row and leftmost column
How many solution sets exist for the problem “9 in three” (a clue of 9 in three boxes)?
Which of the following is true?
- All kakuro puzzles have one unique solution.
- It is possible for some kakuro puzzles to have more than one solution.
- All kakuro puzzles have more than one solution
Which groups tend to be easier to solve?
- groups of fewer boxes
- groups on the left side of the board
- groups on the top half of the board
Which of the following is the closest English translation for the Japanese name “kakuro?”
- bachelor numbers
- cross numbers
- cross addition
How many solution sets exist for the problem “40 in six?”
- None; It’s impossible.
Where was kakuro first published?
- an American magazine in 1950
- a Japenese newspaper in 1980
- a British journal in 1990
How many solution sets exist for the problem “36 in eight?”
- None; it’s impossible.
What is the name of Japanese company that popularized kakuro?