Entry from British & World English dictionary
A type of number puzzle in which players have to insert numbers into a crossword-like grid, with numbered clues and some blank squares.
- Similar to crosswords, Kakuro has clues both across and down.
- Kakuro is the latest craze to come from the land of the rising sun.
Early 21st century: blend of Japanese kasan 'addition' and kurosu, representing a Japanese pronunciation of cross.
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