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Will Shortz Presents Ferocious KenKen: 200 Challenging Logic Puzzles That Make You Smarter Paperback – Sep 15 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (Sept. 15 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312595611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312595616
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.2 x 18.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #304,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

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.

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By SARA A CHOWNS on Feb. 21 2013
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I got this as a gift for someone, and they say how much they enjoy the challenge! Great book to buy!
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Pencil Required Jan. 12 2010
By T. Sterling - Published on
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Very challenging puzzles. Not for the beginner. The smaller puzzles take some time, and the larger puzzles quite a bit of time to solve.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Nice and challenging Jan. 31 2010
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Having discovered Ken Ken puzzles a couple of years ago, I'm hooked. I'm not a beginner, so it's nice to have lots of challenging puzzles that keep my brain working overtime.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
"Ferocious" - good name! June 27 2010
By Eugene Edelstein - Published on
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I'm still working my way through this book; I'm on the 7x7s, and some of those have required starting over. So I expect the 8x8s and 9x9s to be very difficult, and very enjoyable.
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difficulty is over-rated Dec 8 2011
By don_in_montana - Published on
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If you're good at kenken, you will find that these are definitely not "ferocious". Many of them can be done just about as fast as you can write down the numbers. There were only a handful that had me stumped for any length of time. But good puzzles, nonetheless.
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Whoa, I've been able to solve .... three. April 18 2011
By Debbie Eidelman - Published on
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So far I've solved #s 1, 5, and 7. I consider myself advance. I can do 9X9 and I try not to use hints when solving, even with 9s, and depending on the puzzle I can keep the numbers straight without hints. I've been playing KenKen for about two years now. This book is going to last a while. Just know going in that it's going to be HARD. They meant the Ferocious part. This is going to be challenging even for advanced players.