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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Digital Puzzle Clubs for Lifelong Learning

Solving puzzles has many benefits for people of all ages, particularly seniors and retirees. One of the many advantages is that they provide the opportunity to engage in an activity that fosters  lifelong learning. A University of the Third Age may consider offering their members access to  crossword, codeword and sudoku puzzles.  Establishing a ‘digital 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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Solving Puzzles Helps Ease Panic Attacks

Panic attacks affect millions of people, young and old, around the world. They can be extremely debilitating.  However, we have some good news.  Research has discovered that solving a humble puzzle can be a useful tool to help keep them at bay. An article published in Psychology Today says that the best way to combat […]

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