kakuro

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kakuro

(kəˈkuːrəʊ)
n
a puzzle in which numbers must be fitted into a grid so that the numbers in each row and column add up to the total indicated
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kakuro
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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 puzzles.
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.