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. 1. Boost your vocabulary Whether you are learning a new language or trying to improve your own, crosswords and codewords are a great source of new words. The clues tell Read more…

The mobile device is a fantastic invention and it has changed the way we do things.  It has made many things easily accessible, too, and the range of puzzles available online is enormous. Today we take a look at the different types of puzzle apps available for the iPad. Crosswords Crux is a clever little app that allows you to solve Read more…

Are you an enigma, looking for a unique clue for a party? Why not host your own puzzle party. You’ve heard of a Tupperware party or a lingerie party, but puzzling lends itself to so many great ideas for a party plan style event. As a Clue Detective Puzzle Agent/ Affiliate we suggest asking a friend to act as a ‘host’/’hostess’ and Read more…

In exciting news, I am happy to announce that I am now a regular contributor to the World of Crosswords puzzle book by The Puzzle Wizard. The Puzzle Wizard is Greg Parker from Queensland who has been publishing his crossword books since 1999.  His aim is to provide high-quality Australian crosswords at the best possible value. World of Crosswords is Read more…

Did you know that you can learn another language by doing crossword puzzles?  It may sound like a challenge, but it’s a really fun way to learn your new vocabulary and spelling. At Fishpond I found a book called Your First 100 Words in German: German for Total Beginners Through Puzzles and Games . Your First 100 Words in German Read more…

Do you enjoy learning new words?  I certainly do.  It’s great to be able to increase our vocabulary.  You never know when an unusual word is going to appear in a crossword or codeword.  It’s fantastic feeling when you realise you have already heard it, or better still, know its meaning, without having to go and look it up in Read more…

Become inspired over the school holidays with some codeword puzzle fun from Clue Detective. It’s great to keep your mind working over the (school) holidays.   This time of year is often so full of  physical activity entertainment, perhaps with hectic travelling. Taking the time to relax is very important, and there is nothing better than doing this with a puzzle. 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…

A healthy lifestyle is the key to a healthy brain.  We know that what we eat and drink has a direct impact on the cells of our brain and body. The Brain Foundation of Australia lists these as the major things we need to do to keep our brain fit and alert: Exercise and challenge your brain – don’t be a Read more…

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