Mmm, crosswords! Mmm, sudoku! (*collision) Hey, you got crosswords in my sudoku! And you got sudoku in my crosswords! The mix of numbers and logic isn't that unlikely of a combination with Kakuro Light, the latest puzzle pack released by Conceptis in their Conceptis Light series. By putting numbers into the grid so that each row and column meet their given requirements, you can solve these puzzles of chocolatey, peanut buttery goodness.
Each puzzle starts out empty, save for the clue numbers in triangles at the top of each column and left-hand edge of each row. These clue numbers tell you the sum of all the digits in the row associated with that clue. You can use any numbers from 1 to 9 to make your sums, but remember the important sudoku rule that no digit can appear more than once in any given string of numbers that make a sum. (Note that a row or column may be broken by a black box. It's legal to have a digit appear in both of these separate strings of digits.) The numbers don't have to appear in any particular order, as long as all directions have their respective sums accounted for.
After a while, you'll spot certain patterns that make puzzle-solving much easier, like common sums (a 3 as the sum for a two-box string will always be 1-2 in some order, a 17-sum for the same length is always 8-9, etc.). While the smaller puzzles are perfect for beginners to get the hang of how to play, the difficulty ramps up nicely in the larger puzzles to keep you searching for the best next move. It only takes a bit of logic and some simple sum-searching to solve these Kakuro challenges!