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For us Clue Detectives, we realise that puzzling is essentially business as usual. We have been reflecting on this recently, and it reminded us of a song on Men at Work’s 1981 album of the same name.  It’s called People Just Love to Play With Words, and really sums up what puzzling is all about.  Have a listen, and as you 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…

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…

I have been writing codewords for many years now, and it always intrigues me to watch them being solved.  This was particularly so this week during my Puzzle Club session.  I put a codeword puzzle up on the screen only to realise that I had not provided any given letters. The Puzzle Club members, however, are always up for a Read more…

Have you discovered codewords? They are fun, challenging word puzzle games, that really make you feel like a detective, because you have to nut out the hidden code. Codewords are crossword puzzles in reverse.  They do not have dictionary or general knowledge-based clues. They consist of a coded puzzle grid, and each letter of the alphabet is (randomly) represented by a number 1-26, so Read more…