Google Goes Gaming With Search Puzzles

We at Digits are always eager to find a new Internet time waster. This week, Google is happy to oblige, introducing a new puzzle called “a Google a Day” that asks users to–what else?–use the search engine to solve the problem.

The puzzle, which will be available at, involves a question each day that can be answered using Google. But the questions are designed to be tough enough that they require a bit of clever searching. The object for Google is to showcase its search engine’s ability to answer obscure questions; the puzzle will be appearing in the ad space above the daily crossword puzzle in the New York Times print edition for a trial period of three months, a Google spokeswoman said.

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