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A trivia quiz is a great game for all ages. They are terrific for boosting general knowledge without a puzzle grid,  and can even played as a team.  I remember my Grade 5 teacher lining two groups of students in front of the blackboard (call them Team A and B), and then putting questions to us.  If student got it right, they kept going, and Read more…

Welcome to the weekend.  We trust you will have time to fit in your daily puzzling amidst the Christmas hustle and bustle.  Today is the day for our weekly People’s Choice Puzzle.  Thanks to Kathie M. from Toorak, Vic. for suggesting her favourite 19×19 Quick Crossword. Enjoy! Today’s Puzzle Selection:  15×15 Quick Crossword No. 102  15×15 Codeword No. 207  Sudoku Read more…

Earlier this week we announced that we were ready to launch our range of cryptogram puzzles. Today, we roll out the red carpet to the Clue Detective Filmograppuzzle! In developing this puzzle, it occurred to us that it would be good to base them on a popular theme, one that would appeal to a large number of people.  Then one Read more…

Welcome to Friday! Today is the day we roll out the red carpet to our new Filmograppuzzle cryptogram.  If you enjoy logic puzzles and are a movie buff, then this is the puzzle for you. Today’s Puzzle Selection:  15×15 Quick Crossword No. 111  15×15 Codeword No. 219  Sudoku No. 107  Filmograppuzzle No. 1     

Solving Clue Detective puzzles in a group is a great mental gymnastics activity.  It can become very animated with everyone contributing possible letters.  A perfect place to play these games is your public library or neighbourhood house with a big flat screen television. Today’s Puzzle Selection:  15×15 Quick Crossword No. 81  15×15 Codeword No. 4  Sudoku No. 128 21×21 Codeword No. Read more…

Wednesday is the day where you include a cryptic crossword in your weekly puzzle regimen  This week we challenge you with a great Nixie! The Clue Detective designs two sizes of quick crosswords (15×15 and 19×19 squares) and three sizes of codewords (13×13, 15×15 and 21×21 squares).  From today, we will be making these part of the quick crossword and codeword Read more…

Have fun with this week’s Clue Detective Bull’s Eye Word Building Game. Your challenge is to find as many words as you can in our given word to see if you can reach, and even surpass the Bullseye! This Week’s Word Building Challenge: Given Word: CINEMATOGRAPHY    li     Bull’s Eye:                 28  Your Word List: 1.   2.  3.  4.  5.  Read more…

Some years ago we told you about a favourite word game of ours The Minister’s Cat.  This has been very popular, and for some time we have been working on a new game which we are very excited to release today. Today’s Puzzle Selection: 15×15 Quick Crossword No. 122 15×15 Codeword  No. 210 Sudoku No. 141 Beat the Clue Detective Vocabulary Game Read more…

For us Clue Detectives, we realise that puzzling is essentially business as usual. We have been reflecting on this recently, and it reminded us of a song on Men at Work’s 1981 album of the same name.  It’s called People Just Love to Play With Words, and really sums up what puzzling is all about.  Have a listen, and as you Read more…

Welcome to the new puzzle week.  Today we are unveiling your new Daily Mental Gymnastics Regimen.   We hope you find this  helpful in planning your daily puzzling activities. Each day we will post a 15×15 quick crossword, 15×15 codeword and sudoku together with a Feature puzzle. Day Feature Puzzle Monday 19×19 Quick Crossword Tuesday **New (Vocabulary) Puzzle Unveiling** Wednesday Cryptic Day Read more…