## About This Quiz

Do you slaughter the daily Sudoku grid? Turn crossword puzzles into carnage? See how much you know about one of the newest strategy-based brain teaser games called KenKen.Japanese math teacher Tetsuya Miyamoto created the first KenKen puzzle in 2004.

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KenKen puzzles are often compared to sudoku puzzles.

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*Ken* means wisdom in Japanese, so "KenKen" roughly translates to wisdom squared.

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Basic arithmetic skills are needed to solve KenKen puzzles.

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The computer program that creates today's KenKen puzzles is called the Kenerator.

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The Times (UK) first began publishing KenKen puzzles daily in March 2008.

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Nextoy, LLC began marketing the puzzle worldwide in 2008.

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In 2009, Reader's Digest became the first U.S. magazine to publish a KenKen puzzle.

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Will Shortz has been the editor of The New York Times' crossword puzzle since 1993.

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KenKen puzzle grids must be at least 3-by-3 and no larger than 9-by-9.

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The outlined boxes within each KenKen grid are called cages.

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Each cage might specify the use of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.

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Numbers cannot be repeated in any row or column.

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Each puzzle has only one correct answer.

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Numbers one, two, three and four are used to solve a 4-by-4 puzzle.

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Miyamoto's school accepts only the first 20 students who apply.

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Miyamoto does not give any formal instruction to his students; he believes people learn better by solving puzzles on their own, thus exercising their brains.

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There are six new puzzles of varying difficulty each day on KenKen.com.

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In general, larger-grid puzzles are harder than smaller-grid puzzles, but that's not always the case.

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Cages with even numbers of boxes aren't necessarily easier to solve than cages with an odd number of boxes.

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