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Posted on: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:50 am




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Post the hardest Kakuro puzzle?
Kakuro is a puzzle I'd like to add to the site at some point.

For now I'm trying to find the hardest existing Kakuro puzzle.

Edit: I'm now thinking this is the hardest Kakuro [scared]

Is it the last puzzle in the last book (Book 100) of this series: http://krazydad.com/kakuro/index.php?size=15x15 ?

Is it a puzzle in this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Second-Degree-B ... 1402787979 ?

Is it the puzzle mentioned here: http://www.thefreelibrary.com/SOLVE+THE ... 0300762206 ?
(can't find the actual puzzle anywhere)

Any help will be appreciated [thumbup]


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Posted on: Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:52 pm




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Post Re: the hardest Kakuro puzzle?
pnm wrote:
Kakuro is a puzzle I'd like to add to the site at some point.

For now I'm trying to find the hardest existing Kakuro puzzle, no luck so far.

Is it the last puzzle in the last book (Book 100) of this series: http://krazydad.com/kakuro/index.php?size=15x15 ?

Is it a puzzle in this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Second-Degree-B ... 1402787979 ?

Is it the puzzle mentioned here: http://www.thefreelibrary.com/SOLVE+THE ... 0300762206 ?
(can't find the actual puzzle anywhere)

Any help will be appreciated [thumbup]


I have done many puzzles in the past in the krazydad page (kakuros, sudokus, ...) I do not think you will find here the most difficult kakuro, in general the level in krazydad is medium, there is not any "crazy" puzzle there.

My experience with kakuro books (though I do not know that specific one from Amazon) is that you can find difficult and even very difficult kakuros but not "the most difficult".

However, sometimes I have seen really "crazy" kakuros somewhere in the web (I cann't remember in this moment where) and always the "crosses" are very wide, this increments the difficulty while the easier kakuros are obtained when the crosses or intersections are "slim", that is, a row againts a column, or two rows against two columns, so few cells in the intersection. With an intersection of 4 or 5 rows versus 4 or 5 columns the kakuro becomes almost unsolvable.


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