Make Digital Literacy Part of Your Everyday Life The aim of digital inclusion is to integrate digital skills with our everyday activities.  Most people have an activity they enjoy doing in a non-digital way, you may find that you can translate to doing the same activity using your device.  Becoming familiar with your device is the key.  it will make you Read more…

Historically, we know that the crossword came before the codeword.  I know what you are thinking, it was Arthur Wynne who started the crossword movement back in 1913… the crossword definitely has to come first. However, as a crossword and codeword compiler, I am wondering if it might have been easier to create the codeword first.  Codewords (or code-breakers as Read more…

When I was a child, my grandmother introduced my sister, brother and I to a great word building game.  It is called The Librarian’s Cat.  I would like to share it with you.  If you are looking for word puzzle games to play with your kids, then this it. Kids don’t have to have all the fun, adults can also Read more…

Ashley Smith is the creator of the  Riyechi™ puzzle.  He has been very kind and written a blog post to tell us about it.  If you are looking for a challenging logic puzzle game, then this is it! Ever wanted a puzzle that exercises your word wizardry as well as your lust for logic? Riyechi™ could be just what you are Read more…

Codewords are crosswords without written clues.  You are provided with a grid, and each square contains a number 1 to 26 (ie. the letters of the alphabet).   You are given a small number of letters to start you off.  Your challenge is to study the numerical patterns in the grid, and using your literacy and logic skills, crack the inbuilt Read more…

by Denise Sutherland One of the most common types of cryptic crossword clue you’ll come across is the anagram clue. In these sorts of clues there is — as is usual with most cryptic clues – a definition, and some wordplay. The definition is a regular definition for the answer word. So, for example, say if we look at the 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. Add these facts about crossword puzzles to your general knowledge… Crossword aficianados are called “cruciverbalists”.  The first crossword puzzle, as we know it, was Read more…

by Denise Sutherland  So – what are cryptic crosswords? To the uninitiated they appear completely unfathomable, and deservedly so. The clues seem to make no sense whatsoever! Well, I’m happy to tell you that they can make sense, once you know the tricks of the trade. A cryptic crossword is a fiendish variation on the basic crossword, that was developed Read more…

Playing and solving puzzles on a regular basis has many benefits. There are so many positives about playing these games. They boost our general knowledge, increase our vocabulary and improve our logic skills. Crosswords and codewords are great for improving your vocabulary and spelling Whether you are learning a new language or trying to improve your own, crosswords and codewords are Read more…

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