This month’s challenges are Ken Ken Puzzles! Like Sudoku, even though difficulty may vary from puzzle to puzzle, the rules for playing KenKen are fairly simple:

For a 3×3 puzzle, fill in with numbers 1-3.

For a 4×4 puzzle, fill in with numbers 1-4.

For a 5×5 puzzle, fill in with numbers 1-5.

For a 6×6 puzzle, fill in with the numbers 1-6.

For a 7×7 puzzle, fill in with the numbers 1-7.

For a 8×8 puzzle, fill in with the numbers 1-8.

For a 9×9 puzzle, fill in with the numbers 1-9.

Do not repeat a number in any row or column.

The numbers in each heavily outlined set of squares, called cages, must combine (in any order) to produce the target number in the top corner of the cage using the mathematical operation indicated. Examples: If it says 8+ the sum of the numbers in that cage should be 8. If it says 2-, then the difference between the numbers should be 2. If it says 4x, then the product of the numbers should be 4. Lastly, if it says 4÷, when when the numbers are divided the resulting quotient should be 4.

Cages with just one box should be filled in with the target number in the top corner.

A number can be repeated within a cage as long as it is not in the same row or column.

Use your incredible problem solving skills to fill in the puzzle for your rank! Good luck!

**Techs:**

This is a 3×3 puzzle, so you must only use the numbers 1-3 without repeating any numbers in any single row or column and satisfying the criteria for all of the cages.

**Operatives:**

This is a 4×4 puzzle, so you must only use the numbers 1-4 without repeating any numbers in any single row or column and satisfying the criteria for all of the cages.

**Analysts:**

This is a 4×4 puzzle, so you must only use the numbers 1-4 without repeating any numbers in any single row or column and satisfying the criteria for all of the cages.

**Agents:**

This is a 5×5 puzzle, so you must only use the numbers 1-5 without repeating any numbers in any single row or column and satisfying the criteria for all of the cages.

**Special Ops:**

This is a 6×6 puzzle, so you must only use the numbers 1-6 without repeating any numbers in any single row or column and satisfying the criteria for all of the cages.

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