Definition of kakuro in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkakərəʊ/
Pronunciation: /kəˈk(j)ʊərəʊ/

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[mass noun]
A type of number puzzle in which players have to insert numbers into a crossword-like grid, with numbered clues and some blank squares.
Example sentences
  • 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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