A lot has been said and done to promote healthy living and incorporate various aspects of it in our everyday lives – avoiding junk food, exercising, taking vitamins etc. have all been a major points in the check-list so far. Perhaps not enough has been said about brain health and the effect puzzles have on the way our brains work. Canadian Read more…

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. Did you know? Crossword aficianados are called “cruciverbalists”.  The first crossword puzzle, as we know it, was written by Arthur Wynne, and was published Read more…

Scrabble is a great educational word puzzle game that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. in which two to four players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a game board mith a 15-by-15 grid.   It can be likened to building a crossword puzzle grid from scratch.  Once you have finished the game, why not try your Read more…

One of the wonderful things about the English language is that short words can be found hiding in longer words, and often they bear no relation whatsoever.  It has given us an idea for a new Clue Detective word building game.   We have called it Quintain.  You may be wondering why we are calling it Quintain.  Well as you know, we are always Read more…

Have you ever solved a cryptogram?  They are a lot of fun and, I would say, potentially  addictive! Once you start, you simply have to sit there until you have cracked the code! You really get an appreciation of the work done by the dedicated codebreakers at Bletchley Park during World War II. In all the cryptograms I have come across, you are Read more…

Are you one of those people that spend several hours a day travelling to work on public transport? It can get pretty boring, can’t it?  Perhaps you need a new challenge. Why not start solving Clue Detective puzzles daily while you commute to work. They are fun, and  are great for improving your concentration and attention span, as well as increasing Read more…

We are very delighted to announce that over the weekend we have reached 150,000 visitors to our site. We would like to thank everyone for their support over the years, and trust that you will continue to enjoy our puzzles now and well into the future! This week we are introducing daily puzzles Clue Detective-style, and we are calling the Read more…

Christmas is just around the corner.  If you are looking for a gift ideas for a friend/family member who enjoys solving crossword puzzles, a Clue Detective Online Puzzle Portal membership makes a wonderful Christmas present.     Your friend can enjoy puzzling while relaxing on a banana lounge at the beach, or by the fire roasting chestnuts (depending on which Hemisphere Read more…

The Clue Detective Puzzle Agency can create a trivia quiz customised to a topic/s of your choice. These games are be perfect for marking a significant occasion, for example an  ‘0’ Birthday or wedding anniversary – That Was the Year That Was 1967! They could also be used as an alternative to a Christmas place-card, or bon-bon.  It is a great way to get Read more…

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