Today, I am going to give you another puzzle combination. This time, it features a Kakuro! However, there are some things to note:

  1. There are only two puzzles that I have combined, although you have to figure out which other puzzle I combined with it.
  2. Unlike what the rules of Kakuro state, there are numbers larger than 9, however no smaller than 1.

Rules of Kakuro:

  1. Place numbers in the white squares of the grid.
  2. (except for this puzzle, where you are allowed to place larger numbers) You must place the numbers 1-9 only.
  3. Numbers cannot repeat. (especially with this puzzle - each number that you use can only be used once)
  4. The numbers in each run of squares must sum to the number given at the start of that run.

The puzzle:

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To get the $\color{green}✓$:

  1. Solve the Kakuro
  2. Figure out what the other puzzle is

Edit: Had to fix accidental incorrect sum, 21 is now 22

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    $\begingroup$ Are you sure about that 81? I'm getting it to be 82. $\endgroup$ Nov 25, 2023 at 21:26
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor Just checked with WA (wolfram alpha), yes it's 81 $\endgroup$
    – CrSb0001
    Nov 25, 2023 at 21:27
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    $\begingroup$ The horizontal clues total 351. The vertical clues total 350. The incorrect clue is not 81 as @Randal'Thor guessed. It is 21, which should be 22. $\endgroup$ Nov 25, 2023 at 21:51
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielMathias Ah, thanks for telling me. will fix that. $\endgroup$
    – CrSb0001
    Nov 25, 2023 at 21:52
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    $\begingroup$ And fixed my solution accordingly, as well as figuring out the name of the other puzzle. Thanks @DanielMathias! $\endgroup$ Nov 25, 2023 at 23:12

1 Answer 1


Well, that's an unusually neat Kakuro solution:

final solution

Presumably the other puzzle is something that involves

creating a sort of "snake" of numbers in boxes going all over the board, forming a loop that starts from 1 and goes up to 26.

Yep, apparently it's called

Hidato (and I've actually solved both the puzzles in my intuitive understanding of what must be going on with the sequence of numbers here).

  • $\begingroup$ About your last spoiler, no, although you were onto something with your second to last one. (sorry if there being numbers going up to 26 was a red herring though) $\endgroup$
    – CrSb0001
    Nov 25, 2023 at 21:49
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    $\begingroup$ That other puzzle has appeared in several recent questions asked here by a certain user. $\endgroup$ Nov 25, 2023 at 22:04

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