# TooT

In this post I’d like to introduce TooTs, a mix between crossword puzzles and numbers. The grid looks just like a crossword puzzle, but instead of words the grid has to be filled with numbers. Vertical numbers must be read top-down. Thus if the digits 3, 9 and 5 are listed from the top down, the number would be 395.

Every clue consists of three numbers. Two of them have to be added together to get the number to be filled into the grid.
Example: the clue is 7, 8 and 13. Then the solution is either 7+8=15, 7+13=20 or 8+13=21. The name TooT is shorthand for Two out of Three.

Here is a 5×5 exercise:

 Horizontal 1) 16, 17, 18 3) 20, 26, 36 4) 142, 139, 145 8) 6819, 20002, 30134 11) 18, 20, 22 12) 11, 24, 36 Vertical 2) 17, 19, 23 3) 18, 36, 47 5) 400, 406, 418 6) 18, 106, 256 7) 15, 25, 190 9) 1, 51, 61 10) 11, 12, 13

A 7×7 exercise:

 Horizontal 1) 16891 18930 6) 382, 23, 67 8) 25, 8, 17 10) 32, 14, 17 11) 2913476, 173823, 1876543 12) 61, 23, 38 13) 45, 11, 34 14) 865, 249, 444 16) 13947, 1171, 5419 Vertical 2) 53, 26, 27 3) 8843269, 332160, 345612 4) 22, 3, 5 5) 12263, 5321, 6942 7) 62652, 23487, 39165 9) 591, 109, 482 10) 374, 25, 98 14) 83, 16, 26 15) 54, 17, 27

You can check your solution here and here

A 9×9 puzzle:

 Horizontal 1. 108, 132, 146 4. 2, 166, 660 6. 2497, 9892, 12837 9. 0, 7, 24 11. 212, 669, 774 12. 4, 19, 30 13. 18, 27, 27 15. 14, 33, 40 16. 242, 977, 2236 17. 596, 903, 2770 18. 25, 31, 52 20. 4, 11, 22 21. 7, 9, 35 22. 126, 343, 422 24. 3, 10, 13 26. 2918, 74181, 82214 28. 292, 320, 398 29. 66, 191, 228 Vertical 1. 38, 96, 224 2. 4, 41, 77 3. 239, 1644, 4146 4. 19, 29, 35 5. 3, 7, 227 7. 20, 36, 38 8. 1, 14, 17 10. 12591, 13966, 31881 12. 706, 10961, 36955 14. 186, 210, 367 15. 102, 153, 279 19. 2287, 3330, 3945 21. 112, 239, 304 22. 19, 26, 45 23. 6, 23, 87 25. 74, 299, 315 26. 33, 49, 52 27. 12, 12, 12

You can check your solution here and here

In a subsequent post, probably next month, I hope to publish some variations.

# Cryptarithm

Replace every letter by a digit to get correct additions.