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Have you tried KenKen? A sudoku successor ?

 
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mustang25



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Have you tried KenKen? A sudoku successor ? Reply with quote

Hi Very Happy

My first post and I would like to ask has anyone tried KenKen?

My first thoughts is that it is great. I tried it in The Times paper today.

They have some examples on their website.

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/games_and_puzzles/article3599073.ece

and you can check out this article on KenKen below
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/games_and_puzzles/article3597028.ece

Thanks
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webkendoku



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also play randomized 4x4 and 6x6 online at http://www.webkendoku.com.

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keith



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, and I love them! They are in the daily Detroit Free Press.

It certainly helps to understand some Sudoku concepts like X-wings.

But, like Kakuro, they get fairly easy. I now do them easily without pencil marks. Sudoku, on the other hand, can be infinitely difficult and challenging.

Keith
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webkendoku



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is also now a Google Gadget so you can play games from your Google Homepage.

If anyone is interested, there is more info at http://googlemodules.com/module/8622/
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jeffloeb



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:47 am    Post subject: YES, Mustang!! Reply with quote

http://miyamoto-puzzles.com/en put in the /en, else u get Kanji!!
http://mathdoku.com
http://kenken.com
http://nytimes.com/kenken
http://rd.com/kenken
http://find-kenken-and-minuplu-puzzles.com
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jeffloeb



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keith, New York Times newspaper has 2 Kenken's a day. Even on Sundays.

As I indicated, NYT kenkens R also on-line.

Jeff
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keith



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:26 pm    Post subject: A Tough Ken Ken! Reply with quote

OK. I've been staring at this one for a couple of days. It is from the Detroit Free Press 9/4/09.

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/8397/image11f.jpg

Eventually, I succumbed, and started using pencil marks and Sudoku logic.

Now, I have convinced myself this thing has two solutions!

Any advice?

Keith
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keith



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 14-year old son found my error. I had an incorrect pencil mark. However, this is still a pretty good puzzle. Here is what I think is the crucial step:
Quote:
In R5, 11+ cannot contain 4; It must be 2+3+6
Keith
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johngilbrough



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keith -

If you run into a stumper like this again, you might try http://interisland.net/johngilbrough/SquareMath. Load in the puzzle via Compose and then solve it with the advanced player.

- John
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janet100



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken Ken is ok, I can't seem to get the joy for it for some reason I do sudoku Idon't know why
and I tried to click that link and check out the solver but it seems to be broken. IS sthere another one somewhere?
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