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Detective Work on Calcrostic Problems

Solving a calcrostic is like checking out a crime scene for clues. The following are examples, how to get clues from single lines of the puzzle.

For example, if the row, column or diagonal is

Try to find more clues, for example:

Let us solve one puzzle:

   ab + c = dd
    ×       
    e + f =  c
    =   =    =
   fb ÷ e = ab

The last clue above applies to the first column. We therefore have 4 cases:

Have fun when trying our problem of the day!

Video solutions with more hints are available for the following calcrostics problems from Caribou contests: