**The
Kenduko
and
Multi Killer puzzles are hand crafted Sudoku
style puzzles that require some arithmetic to solve. The solution is the same as
a classic 9x9 Sudoku. The Kenduko puzzle is a
combination of the LatinCalc & Killer Sudoku puzzles. As in a Killer Sudoku, a "Total"
is included at the top left of some (not necessarily all) of the fenced areas.
However, there is also an operator (+, -, × or ÷). The "Total" is calculated by
using the operator on all the numbers within the fenced area. In the case of
Kenduko,
numbers CAN be repeated within a fenced area. The
Multi Killer is simply a Kenduko where only
multiplication is used. A Multi Killer can also be defined as a Killer Sudoku in
which multiplication rather than addition must be used to calculate the totals.
Once again, the Multi Killer puzzle CAN have numbers repeated within a fenced
area. The multiplication signs ( × ) are included in the Multi Killer puzzles to
distinguish them from a Killer Sudoku. These puzzles would be ideal for use in Sudoku competitions or tournaments
to further stretch the talents of the competitors. **

**The Kenduko & Multi Killer
puzzler are also available as "X" type puzzles. The "X" puzzles have an
additional constraint. All the numbers, 1-9, must appear in each diagonal. This
will, usually, produce an easier puzzle. The example below, however, is a
Kenduko-X puzzle with only 14 clues and
would
be classed as Expert
grade.**

**To identify an "X" puzzle, the diagonals are
shaded.**

** Note - All the puzzles on
this page
are valid and you can try them. To see the solutions, simply click on the
puzzles.**

**Both
Kenduko
and
Multi Killer puzzles are also available as
overlapping
Samurai
and
Ninjo
puzzles as required. Due to the size of the puzzles, both
Samurai
&
Ninjo
versions require large format printing, or breaking into smaller pieces, to be
able to solve them. An example of a
Kenduko Ninjo-X
puzzle can be seen by clicking on the button below.
**