Catch up with friends by solving puzzles

Many people are struggling with the ‘new normal’ brought on by COVID-19. Solving puzzles can help them to develop good coping strategies to combat this. At a time where people around the world are having their movements severely restricted movement it is important to find activities to keep occupied when isolating at home. Solving a […]

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How to solve codewords

Codewords are crosswords without written clues.  You are provided with a grid, and each square contains a number 1 to 26 (ie. the letters of the alphabet).   You are given a small number of letters to start you off.  Your challenge is to study the numerical patterns in the grid, and using your literacy and […]

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Do good by promoting puzzling in isolation

With millions of people around Australian suffering from a range of mental illnesses. the Clue Detective Puzzle Agency is committed to help Australian Rotary Health raise awareness and assist Rotary Clubs across Australia raise vital funds for mental health research through ARH’s Lift the Lid on Mental Illness Campaign. As part of its Puzzling for […]

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Numerical Spelling Bees

The traditional way of learning to spell is essentially by sounding out the letters and then memorising.  We all remember the old adages such as “I before E, except after C”.  But what if we adopted a more numerical approach?  Well we think we have found it/  We call it Clue Detective Numerical Spelling Bees. […]

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Stay in touch by solving crossword puzzles

by Asuquo Udofia One of the most fun and mentally stimulating activities people can do while self-isolating is to stay in touch by solving crossword puzzles. Cosimo Bizzarri, who lives in Italy, one of the country’s worst affected by the coronavirus, testifies of the benefit of having crosswords handy in isolation. Writing in The New […]

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Connect through puzzles via your public library

With many people needing to isolate themselves due to the COVID19 pandemic crisis, the Clue Detective’s mission is to promote the benefits solving puzzles.  It’s puzzling portal library e-resource provides a great source of entertainment, as well as a mental workout. The advantages of library e-resources during COVID-19 A public library is seen as the […]

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Solving Puzzles May Ease Panic Attacks

Anxiety affect millions of people, young and old, around the world.  It can be extremely debilitating.  However, we have some good news.  Research has discovered that solving puzzles may ease panic attacks. An article published in Psychology Today says that the best way to combat panic attacks is to engage your brain. How solving puzzles […]

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Interesting Facts About Crossword Puzzles

Crosswords have a fascinating history.  Here is just a small selection of interesting facts about these ever-popular puzzle games. We are sure there are more out there, so if you have anything to add, please let us know. Add these facts about crossword puzzles to your general knowledge… Crossword aficianados are called “cruciverbalists”.  The first crossword puzzle, […]

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