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The Big Book of Kakuro Puzzles Paperback – 12 Oct 2006


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (12 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402739265
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402739262
  • Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 19.9 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,242,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Clare Mcmahon on 4 Aug. 2009
Format: Paperback
This book wasn't very good. All of the puzzles are small so the supposedly hardest puzzles are actually quite easy. It's very big so it's not easy to carry around either. The glue melted in my book too, so it just fell apart. Avoid!
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By Perky Duck on 15 Mar. 2011
Format: Paperback
This is called the big book of Kakuro puzzles and to be fair it does have "more than 900 puzzles. Sadly at just 10 X 10 squares the puzzles are tiny. So why does the picture on the front of the book show a puzzle of 22 X 13 - roughly 3 times the size they actually are? I would not have bought this book if I had known.

If you are a Kakuro addict the first 250 puzzles are rediculously easy and not worth the effort of filling them in. (Conversely, if you are a beginner you might find them ideal!) The puzzles do get progressively harder and you may find that a handful of them at the end of the book do make you think.

In summary then: Too small/too easy, and not as described.

Avoid unless you are a beginner.
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By Florence Chan on 26 April 2013
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It did keep my brain running in place as well as the content, I carried with me at all time.
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Amazon.com: 12 reviews
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
The Big Book of Tiny Kakuro Puzzles 25 Jan. 2007
By Fred - Published on Amazon.com
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The front cover shows puzzles that are 13x22 spaces (if I remember right), but every puzzle inside is only 10x10 (9x9 effective, since the top and left lines are not open). This is fine for beginners, but is a big disappointment for anyone used to bigger puzzles. It is also rather deceptive advertising. My suggestion would be to buy the Dell Kakuro Cross Sums magazines (less than 3 dollars at Wal-Mart), which comes out quarterly. I find them much more satisfying than the "bite-size" puzzles in this book. BTW, Dell has been putting out these puzzles since 1950 under the title "Cross Sums".
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Cover is deceiving 24 Oct. 2007
By puzzle mom - Published on Amazon.com
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There are lots of puzzles in this book but the cover is deceiving showing a large puzzle when actually there are four small puzzles per page. They are not very challenging and appear to all be the same difficulty.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
How I made the most of these small puzzles 8 May 2009
By Leslie M. Carter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
After 20 years of Cross Sum addiction, this was given to me and I thought it would be way too easy. So, I made lemonade...or more precisely, my own little travel / waiting room entertainment book, which is less than 4 sq inches. These small, "bite size" puzzles do vary in difficulty, so I cut a number of them out from random places in the book, strung them on a book ring and carry them with me. Some can be done with little thought, others do take a little deduction, and you always get the satisfaction of completing the puzzle!
Suitable for Beginners 4 Sept. 2013
By Steven K. Puterbaugh - Published on Amazon.com
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After receiving the book, I concluded that the product description on Amazon was incomplete because it failed to mention that all the puzzles are small-grid with low levels of difficulty. The book's cover is misleading in that it shows a large-grid puzzle. This is a good book for beginners, but not one that is appropriate for more advanced Kakuro players. The product description should be revised accordingly. I will be donating my copy to my local library for charitable re-sale.
Puzzles 23 Nov. 2012
By Carl G. Koplin - Published on Amazon.com
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There are plenty of puzzles at all levels in this book to keep your mind exercised for months. Like physical exercise, mental exercise is equally important. Make sure you have plenty of pencils and erasers for this one. The puzzles start off easy to get the idea of it, and get progressively harder throughout the book. I worked them while recovering from a long illness, and it was a great diversion.
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