Japanese Sums by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
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Theme: Why was 6 Afraid of 7?
Author/Opus: This is the 10th puzzle from guest contributor Sam Cappleman-Lynes.
Rules: Place the numbers in the indicated range (1-8) in some of the cells so that no number is repeated in any row or column. Numbers on the outside of the grid indicate the sums of adjacent number groups in that row or column, in order. Each sum is separated by at least one unused cell. A ? can represent any sum of 1 or larger.
Difficulty: 4.5 stars
Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 12:00, Master = 20:00, Expert = 40:00
Solution: PDF and solving video.
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Nice theme and smooth solve!
I would love to see your smooth solve walkthrough, because even with Thomas’ walkthrough, I find it really hard to grasp and not smooth at all !