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  Proofreaders are an essential part of the Clue Detective’s Team. We are always looking for people to test-solve puzzles before they are made public. It helps us ensure quality control when we are creating our puzzling products, which is our primary aim.  In exchange for your puzzling proofreading prowess and perfectionism, you will gain full access to the Clue Detective Online Portal Read more…

Codeword puzzles are fun literacy logic games that keep your brain cells polished, so they stay healthy and active. They are excellent online brain games for adults to solve. Perhaps you can enjoy some puzzling during your daily commute or coffee break. Why not set yourself a daily puzzling challenge?  When you are comfortably aboard your morning (or afternoon) train, Read more…

Have you tried a Clue Detective Filmograppuzzle yet?  They are a cryptogram on the theme of movies. Each Filmograppuzzle centres around an actor and a short list of movies (filmography) they have appeared in.  The puzzle is based on an Alphabet Swap Code, where one letter represents another.  We give you a small number of given letters to start you Read more…

Digital puzzles such as crosswords are a great way to familiarise yourself 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 device at any Read more…

Finding the solution to a puzzle is a way of mastering a challenge, and enhancing your problem solving skills. How do you achieve this? Many of the challenges you encounter in life are physical.  Puzzles, such as crosswords, codewords, sudoku and trivia quizzes are brain challenges, where you need to use your knowledge of the English language, word structure and general facts, as 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 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…

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