YOU could be a spy if you can solve this GCHQ brain game – do you have what it takes?
A new puzzle book for kids has been released by GCHQ spy bosses, asking them to color in a simple bowl of fruit.
The rules are that you can only use the four colors that are needed – for example green for the pear, yellow for the banana, red for the apple and orange for the orange.
It sounds easy, but two touching shapes can’t be the same color.
Though the test is for kids, GCHQ says the same skills are required to become a spy.
The enigma is an example of lateral thinking, persistence, and ingenuity spies at GCHQ apply to missions that protect the country.
And the fruit bowl puzzle is one of many in the new Puzzles for Spies book released today.
It focuses on language, code-breaking, coding, math, analytics and cybersecurity and is the agency’s first for children.
Colin, whose unofficial title at GCHQ is Chief Puzzler, said: “You don’t have to be a quiz champion – let alone top of your class – to work at GCHQ.
“You just have to have an interest in finding things out and an infectious curiosity. That’s why so many of us love puzzles.”
GCHQ was secretly formed in 1952 to work closely with MI5 and MI6.
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