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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…

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…

Are you one of those people that spend several hours a day travelling to work on public transport? It can get pretty boring, can’t it?  Perhaps you need a new challenge. Why not start solving Clue Detective puzzles daily while you commute to work. They are fun, and  are great for improving your concentration and attention span, as well as increasing 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…

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…