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(Note: This app neither produces nor shows how to solve Kakuropuzzles. The intended audience is experienced Kakuro puzzle solverswho need help solving difficult puzzles.)Many free Kakuro puzzlesolving aids merely list all sums that will fit given information."Filtering out" impossible "combinations" of "digits" from knowninformation about the "clue" is left to the solver. (Refer to"glossary" at end for definitions of "quoted" words.)Kakuro CombosPro enables filtering via 3 disjoint (non-intersecting) sets ofoptional user-supplied digits:(1) digits that MUST be in the sum(e.g., 7 and 8 are already written down on the puzzle)(2) digits ofwhich ONE (or more) WILL be in the sum (e.g., 1 or 3 will be in thesum--often easy to know)(3) digits that CANNOT be in the sum (e.g.,6 will not be in the sum--usually hard to know).(The combinationsshown by Kakuro Combos Free are optionally filtered by ONE digitthat MUST be in the sum (option (1)). (At present, it also includesa limited trial of all Pro features.)A Settings menu can make useof Kakuro Combos Pro more pleasant. Options:- Always position thecursor at the clue after tapping 'Show' (or leave it where it wasbeforehand).- Always select the entire field when it gains thefocus (or don't).- Keep the screen active while the app is running(or let screensaver turn it off).- Permit landscape mode fortablets (app is designed for portrait).The following scenariodemonstrates the power of option (2). (It also corresponds toscreenshots shown elsewhere on this web page.)Suppose I need to putthe clue 30 into 5 cells in a column. There are 6 ways to doso.Suppose I also know that the sum must contain 7 and 8 (option1). There are 3 possibilities.Suppose I also know from anintersecting row that the sum must contain 1 or 3 (option 2). Thereis only one possible sum: 1 5 7 8 9.On the other hand, suppose Ineed to put the same 30 into 5 cells and I know that the sum mustcontain 7 and 8, but the only other information I know is that thesum may not contain 6 (option 3).There are two possible sums.(Option (2) may be the only way to reduce it to one sum.)This isnot to say that option 3 (excluding digits) is useless. But it'soption 3 of 3 for a reason: it's usually easier to know that one oftwo digits must be in the sum than to know a digit thatcannot.Notes:- Minimal error-checking is done. It is assumed thatthe user knows the rules and will recognize an impossible situationif no results are returned.- Devices with very small screens mayrequire tapping `Next` multiple times to see all 3 optional inputfields.- This app also could lend itself to helping with Sum-Doku,Jigsaw Sudoku, and other similar puzzles.Glossary:digit: one of thenumbers 1, 2, 3, ... , 9.clue: the number that must be expressed asa sum of digits to fit into a certain number of cells.combination:a particular possible sum for a clue.filtering: the process ofeliminating impossible combinations.

App Information Kakuro Combos Free

  • App Name
    Kakuro Combos Free
  • Package Name
    com.dslomer64.kakurocombosbuildvariants.free
  • Updated
    August 30, 2015
  • File Size
    2.5M
  • Requires Android
    Android 3.0 and up
  • Version
    2.2
  • Developer
    SlomerWare
  • Installs
    100+
  • Price
    Free
  • Category
    Puzzle
  • Developer
    43 Applewood Drive Fairfield, Ohio 45014
  • Google Play Link

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