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The New York Times Will Shortz Presents Diabolical KenKen

300 Logic Puzzles That Make You Smarter

Tetsuya Miyamoto, Introduction by Will Shortz

St. Martin's Griffin

Get ready for the biggest, baddest KenKen puzzles yet from the New York Times!
 
This New York Times edition of KenKen contains 300 5x5 and 7x7 size puzzles with "How to Solve" instructions and an introduction by puzzlemaster Will Shortz.  The puzzles use all four mathematical operations and increase in difficulty like they do in the Times.


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Introduction
 
If you consider all the world’s greatest puzzle varieties, the ones that have inspired crazes over the years—crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, tangrams, sudoku, etc.—they have several properties in common. They . . .
 
• Are simple to learn
• Have great depth
• Are variable in difficulty, from easy to hard
• Are mentally soothing and pleasing
• Have some unique feature that makes them different from everything else and instantly addictive
 
By these standards, a new puzzle called KenKen, the subject
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  • Tetsuya Miyamoto, Introduction by Will Shortz

  • TETSUYA MIYAMOTO, the creator of KenKen, is a math teacher who runs a unique mathematics class for grade school children in Japan where he practices “The Art of Teaching Without Teaching.” His teaching method and use of KenKen in his classroom has proven extremely successful. His students regularly go on to be accepted at the most prestigious schools in Tokyo. WILL SHORTZ has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He has edited countless books of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, KenKen, and all manner of brain-busters.
  • Will Shortz
    Will Shortz
  • Tetsuya Miyamoto
    Tetsuya Miyamoto
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The New York Times Will Shortz Presents Diabolical KenKen

300 Logic Puzzles That Make You Smarter

Tetsuya Miyamoto, Introduction by Will Shortz

  • Trade Paperback

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