That they resulted from a poor clearance and a misjudged cross sum
up where the big keeper is most vulnerable.
A Kakuro (Cross sum
)puzzle consists of a playing area of filled and empty cells similar to crosswords as shown in Figure 1.
In Nikoli's offices, located not far from Asakusa's Sensoji Temple in downtown Tokyo, Maki's creators are working on what may next sweep the puzzle world--Kakuro, from Japanese kasan kurosu, "addition and across." Kakuro are similar to cross sum
This addictive new oriental mindbender was apparently developed from a US puzzle called "cross sum
" by a visiting Japanese businessman who couldn't fathom the Englishlanguage crosswords in his paper.