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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…

The weekend is the great time to relax.  However, this is no need to forget your daily puzzle regimen.  Using some ‘me time’ away from the hustle and bustle of the working week gives you the ideal opportunity to challenge yourself to some Clue Detective brain games and mental gymnastics. One of my favourite weekend puzzles is the general knowledge Read more…

Introducing Submit Your Favourite (Puzzle) Saturday! As always at the Clue Detective, we are eager to provide you with the puzzles that you enjoy solving.  We have therefore come up with the idea of a People’s Choice puzzle,  This is where you get to submit your suggestions from the Clue Detective range. Quick Crossword General Knowledge Crossword Cryptic Crossword Codeword  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…