Spelling lists aren’t the most exciting things on earth, are they? But there is a way to make them more fun. At the Clue Detective Puzzle Agency we can create simple crossword and word find puzzle games based on the words in your child’s spelling list. All you need is your word list and some clues to go with it.  The 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. 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 Christmas break with some puzzle fun from ‘Crack the Codeword’ puzzle book proudly bought to you by www.ClueDetective.com.   Everyone loves the challenge of a good puzzle. I love it when I’ve been able to solve a brain teaser and then pass it on to others to see how long it takes them. There’s nothing like a little 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…

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