The crossword puzzle has come a long way since it was invented by Arthur Wynne in 1913. Technology has advanced so far in last 100+ years. There are many ways to solve a crossword that he could only have dreamt about.
At the Clue Detective Puzzle Agency we believe the earlier children start learning to spell the better. Our mission is to create word games that will entertain, challenge all ages, as well as teach the puzzler ways to expand their vocabulary.
Solving puzzles…. 21st century-style
Playing puzzles such as crosswords has traditionally been regarded as a rather solitary activity. Solving the daily crossword in the newspaper is not generally a pastime conducive for more than one person. However, if you are looking for online games such as crossword, codeword and sudoku puzzles they can be easily adapted to be used with our new 21st century gadgetry. All it takes is a little imagination.
Interactive puzzling fosters learning and social connection
With the aid of our modern-day devices such as laptops, flat-screen TV monitors, HDMI cables and now Zoom meetings, it is very easy to play these iconic word games in a group setting. Set up the puzzle in a place where everyone can see it, and then start solving.
Playing puzzles online has many benefits. People can learn (new words and facts), and boost their knowledge at the same time. Best of all, it is a lot of fun. This method can used in any situation, such as the classroom or learning with a tutor. Public or school libraries may even consider setting up an online puzzle club for all their patrons. It is clear that the (crossword) puzzle is highly adaptable and can be used in a variety of 21st century formats. At Clue Detective our aim is to design puzzles that our puzzlers want to solve. We specialise in tailor-made puzzling activities, especially those based on the school curriculum.
Puzzling : a COVID-safe activity for all
With our daily movements being restricted (on a global scale) due to COVID-19, solving puzzles is the ideal way to help you stay occupied.
Puzzles can be enjoyed individually, but by using the 21st century solving methods we have mentioned, it is very easy for groups of friends or family to connect and enjoy some quality time together. You can even form a puzzle club at your public library.
Solving puzzles is also a great opportunity to actively learn whilst also having fun.
Get in touch
We love to hear from all our puzzlers. If there is a Clue Detective puzzle you particularly enjoy solving, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We also invite you to join our Facebook community