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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…

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…

Welcome to the weekend.  We trust you will have time to fit in your daily puzzling amidst the Christmas hustle and bustle.  Today is the day for our weekly People’s Choice Puzzle.  Thanks to Kathie M. from Toorak, Vic. for suggesting her favourite 19×19 Quick Crossword. Enjoy! Today’s Puzzle Selection:  15×15 Quick Crossword No. 102  15×15 Codeword No. 207  Sudoku Read more…

Welcome to Friday! Today is the day we roll out the red carpet to our new Filmograppuzzle cryptogram.  If you enjoy logic puzzles and are a movie buff, then this is the puzzle for you. Today’s Puzzle Selection:  15×15 Quick Crossword No. 111  15×15 Codeword No. 219  Sudoku No. 107  Filmograppuzzle No. 1     

Solving Clue Detective puzzles in a group is a great mental gymnastics activity.  It can become very animated with everyone contributing possible letters.  A perfect place to play these games is your public library or neighbourhood house with a big flat screen television. Today’s Puzzle Selection:  15×15 Quick Crossword No. 81  15×15 Codeword No. 4  Sudoku No. 128 21×21 Codeword No. Read more…

Wednesday is the day where you include a cryptic crossword in your weekly puzzle regimen  This week we challenge you with a great Nixie! The Clue Detective designs two sizes of quick crosswords (15×15 and 19×19 squares) and three sizes of codewords (13×13, 15×15 and 21×21 squares).  From today, we will be making these part of the quick crossword and codeword Read more…

Some years ago we told you about a favourite word game of ours The Minister’s Cat.  This has been very popular, and for some time we have been working on a new game which we are very excited to release today. Today’s Puzzle Selection: 15×15 Quick Crossword No. 122 15×15 Codeword  No. 210 Sudoku No. 141 Beat the Clue Detective Vocabulary Game Read more…

Welcome to the new puzzle week.  Today we are unveiling your new Daily Mental Gymnastics Regimen.   We hope you find this  helpful in planning your daily puzzling activities. Each day we will post a 15×15 quick crossword, 15×15 codeword and sudoku together with a Feature puzzle. Day Feature Puzzle Monday 19×19 Quick Crossword Tuesday **New (Vocabulary) Puzzle Unveiling** Wednesday Cryptic Day 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…