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…

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 next newspaper edition for some new mental stimulation, you can fire up your 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 of solving 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 Read more…

Have you tried a Clue Detective codeword yet?  These puzzles are great for puzzlers of all ages to solve.   Codewords are Portable Clue Detective codeword puzzles are very easy to solve wherever you are.  They are great to solve on your tablet.  Set yourself a challenge to solve one on the train trip to work, during your lunch-hour, or Read more…

I don’t know how old you were when you started solving crosswords and other word puzzle games.  I was about 7, and it has formed an important part of my life.  I always enjoyed spelling at school and I was always encouraged by my parents and even my grandparents.  When I was in about Grade 1, my grandmother set me Read more…

At the Clue Detective Puzzle Agency we love building our vocabulary and word power through solving online crossword and codeword puzzles. We are never too old to learn new words, what they mean, and how they are spelt.   With this in mind we have come up with a new word game.  All you have to do is find the Read more…

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