Sunday Surprise #13 – Gapped Kakuro by Serkan Yürekli
Serkan finished this “Giant” puzzle shortly after we started our break. We figured this Gapped Kakuro would be a fun, challenging Sunday Surprise that might take several Sundays to complete.
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Theme: Sum Time
Author/Opus: This is the 72nd puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Serkan Yürekli.
Rules: Standard Kakuro Rules. Also, some cells may remain empty but empty cells cannot share an edge with other empty cells.
Answer String: Enter the values in the white cells in the marked rows from left to right, ignoring all black cells, and separating the rows with a comma. Use a capital ‘X’ for any blank cell.
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 50:00, Master = 1:30:00, Expert = 3:00:00
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Very nice puzzle, and a good workout.
That took me a long time to solve.
Finally finished after getting stuck in the upper right corner for a while.. Really enjoyed following and discovering the fairly narrow solving path, a great puzzle to welcome back the site from hiatus.
Well that took me a very long time (although now that I see the expert time, maybe not so bad). I don’t often solve Kakuro. Really liked the Gapped variation.
I have to say, this might finally be the puzzle I don’t solve on this site. I think I’m caught up on everything else now, but I’ve broken this puzzle at least four times now, after spending an hour+ on each attempt. I’m not sure I’ve got the stamina to attack it any longer.
Finally. Done. I have such a huge backlog to catch up on now.