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…

A codeword puzzle is a clueless crossword.  You are provided with a grid, and each square contains a number 1 to 26 (ie. the letters of the alphabet).   Your challenge is use your thinking and logic skills, as well as your knowledge of the English language to crack the inbuilt code and spell out all the words in the puzzle grid. For Read more…

  “The naming of cats is a difficult matter.  It isn’t just one of your holiday games…” T.S. Eliot, The Naming of Cats We are all used to learning different types of words.  It’s part of our everyday life, really.  Nouns are the ‘naming words’, verbs are the ‘doing words’ and adjectives are the ‘describing words’.  Adjectives have always been my Read more…

Children 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 child as well as for you as parents. I would hate to be the teacher in a classroom where there can be more than Read more…

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 Your retirement village may consider your offering residents access to  crossword, codeword and sudoku puzzles.  Forming an online puzzle club in your retirement village can be a wonderful asset 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 once a month where they solve puzzles to: Build their (individual and collective) general knowledge Read more…

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