Puzzling via your library aids mental health

In our new COVID world, staying connected is vital.  Puzzling via your library is a fun way that will encourage social interaction among patrons, as well as promoting a love of lifelong learning. Form a library puzzle club Catching up to solve puzzles with a group of friends (via the library) has many advantages.  Puzzles […]

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Spelling By Numbers

By Catherine Eagleson The traditional way of learning to spell is essentially by sounding out the letters, as well as studying them to memorise them.  Essentially we have learned to spell (and read) by sight and rote  We all remember the old adages such as “I before E, except after C”.  Well at Clue Detective, […]

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Putting Solving Puzzles on the CUSP

Solving puzzles has a huge range of benefits that can, and should be appreciated from a young age.  Puzzling is definitely not  just a pastime you pick up when you retire! Clue Detective has come up with an acronym that embraces the benefits of solving puzzles for health and wellbeing, as well as active learning and […]

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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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Word Puzzle Games For Kids

Word  puzzle games are great to incorporate in your child’s education.  Popular games include easy crossword puzzles and word searches and many others. These can become more complex as they grow and develop their thinking, and behavioural patterns. Provide a learning challenge for kids The beauty of word puzzle games is that they always provide […]

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Solving crosswords at a social distance

By Asuquo Udofia Two is company, three is a crowd – and literally so these days in cities across the world because of COVID-19.  Social distancing… self-isolation… lockdown.   These terms have been added to vocabularies with the spread of the coronavirus. In many parts of the world, social distancing has meant a lockdown of […]

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Crossword puzzles for ADHD sufferers

People with ADHD seem to be unable to concentrate on any one thing for very long.  They fidget, change the subject and often just get up and walk away.  Life can be very difficult for the ADHD sufferer as well as for you as their family and friends.  You have probably been looking for ways […]

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Self-Esteem Boosting Benefits of Puzzling for Kids

Did you know that puzzles are great for kids self-esteem? Solving puzzles such as crosswords is a great activity for kids to not not only help them  learn; it also helps them boost their self-esteem and mental fitness.  Best of all, it can often happen quite subconsciously, because they are having too much fun to […]

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Double Definition Cryptic Clues

by Denise Sutherland Double definition cryptic clues are a favourite of mine. They are deceptively simple. They can really confuse you, if you’re searching for the usual wordplay clues, but in fact they are quite simple. They are pretty much exactly what they say — two different definitions for a single word. These clues are […]

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Puzzles The Way To A Healthy Brain

A healthy lifestyle is the key to a healthy brain.  We know that what we eat and drink has a direct impact on the cells of our brain and body.  But it’s also how we spend our days that has a big effect on our health in later life.  As the Brain Foundation of Australia […]

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