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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Clue Detective on the CUSP

It is quite clear that the huge range of benefits puzzling provides can never be underestimated.  Clue Detective has developed the CUSP (Catching Up to Solve Puzzles) Principle, a concept which is designed to highlight the benefits of puzzling for all ages, and particularly for those individuals aged 14-25. Research shows that 3 in 4 […]

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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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Solving Puzzles Is Great For Kids’ Self Esteem

Puzzles are a greatactivity for kids to do to help them boost their self esteem; and the best thing is that it can often happen quite unconsciously, because they are having too much fun to notice! Spelling long words can be a puzzle My favourite word in the dictionary is ‘sesquipedalian’, and it means (a […]

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Word Puzzle Games Make Learning Fun!

If you have school-age children, crosswords and other types of puzzle games are great activities to supplement with their regular schoolwork.  They don’t have to stop learning just because they have come home.  If you have several children at school,  having a spelling bee around the dinner table is a great idea! You can choose […]

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Clue Detective Filmograppuzzle Cryptograms!

Introducing the Clue Detective Filmograppuzzle Have you tried a Filmograppuzzle yet?  They are a cryptogram we have designed on the theme of movies. A Portrait of An Actor Each Filmograppuzzle centres around an actor and a short list of movies (filmography) they have appeared in.  The puzzle is based on an Alphabet Swap Code, where one […]

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Pass on Benefits of Puzzling to Younger Generation

Share Your Knowledge With Your Grandchildren To Help Their Education It is a wonderful thing when a grandparent can be involved in their grandchild’s educational development.  And playing games is a great to do this.  All four of my grandparents encouraged my sister, brother and I to play games and puzzles.  They were activities that […]

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