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Hello Guzzlers. It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you find it as brilliant as I do. Area Maze is the creation of Naoki Inaba, one of the world’s most prolific inventors of logic puzzles. He came up with Area Maze after being asked to come up with a puzzle by the head of a crammer school in Japan. The puzzle is utterly simple to explain: find the missing value, which is denoted by a question mark highlighted in grey. Here’s what makes the puzzle genius: You are NOT allowed to use fractions in the solutions. Now you’ve got the hang of it, try these four. Naoki Inaba has been devising puzzles since he was a teenager. I asked him about Area Maze. In fact, it is so popular in Japan that now Area Maze problem books are published. Ill be back later today to show you how to solve the more difficult puzzles. Meanwhile, here’s how to solve the very first one.

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