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The Clue Detective Puzzle Agency promotes the huge benefits of solving puzzles to people of all ages, particularly seniors and retirees. One of the many advantages is that you can play them wherever you are. By visiting www.cluedetectivepuzzlesonline.com, your retirement village residents can login to play a wide selection of original crossword, codeword and sudoku puzzles. They can be solved Read more…

Modern day employers need to be constantly aware of their responsibilities when it comes to workplace health and safety.  Safety checks, ergonomic equipment and safety training have all helped to reduce any health risks in the workplace.  Some employers have set up special facilities such as dedicated lunch rooms/time out spaces and even gyms so that their staff can maintain their Read more…

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?     An Alternative to Traditional Spelling Bees There is a very simple way to do this, and that is Read more…

In many cases, puzzles are solved by an individual person.  However, solving puzzles and different types of word games in a group can also be extremely beneficial. In February 2015, the Clue Detective Puzzle Agency launched an online puzzle club at the Portarlington Neighbourhood House.  Members meet on a weekly basis where they solve puzzles to: Build their (individual and collective) general Read more…

At the Clue Detective Puzzle Agency, we love to promote the benefits of puzzles, and generally we are talking about solving them.  But when somebody who enjoys solving crosswords discovers that they are rather good at compiling them as well, the benefits are definitely two-fold. Enter Karen Clarke, the creator of Krypton Cryptics, the newest cryptic crossword on the block. Read more…

The crossword puzzle’s popularity shows no sign of abating, even now in the digital age.  It’s very easy to plug in and enjoy playing puzzles using your favourite technological device. The aim of digital inclusion is to integrate digital skills with our everyday activities. There is no doubt, the solving of the daily crossword still maintains its universal appeal, so why Read more…

 Got a new gizmo for Christmas and are not sure where to start? Online puzzles and crosswords are a great way to get yourself familiar with your new tablet, smart phone, laptop or computer and to keep your brain in check at the same time! The best bit is that these days there is no need to wait for the Read more…

The Clue Detective Puzzle Agency is delighted to learn of the recent research conducted by the Alzheimer’s Society through Kings College, London and its findings.  The research has found that doing regular brain training exercises can help to improve cognitive function in older people. The Clue Detective Puzzle Agency is passionate about promoting the benefits of solving puzzles to seniors, Read more…

We are all familiar with the popular saying “a busy mind is a happy one”, and there is strong support to the hypothesis that maintaining active cognitive function can help to ward off dementia in old-age, but how much truth is there in it? It’s surely also no surprise that millions of people across the world play brain training games Read more…

A great benefit ofsolving word puzzle games is that you improve your vocabulary. I have come across some words I had never seen before and I love being able to use them correctly in a sentence. Crossword and codeword puzzle games have woken in me a curiosity about language. Have they done the same for you? Here are some word Read more…