Saturday, June 6, 2020

Puzzles: Crosswords, Sudoku or Word Searches?

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Getting an edge nowadays is on the top of many young professionals minds. Especially millennials who value education.

Types of Puzzles

  • Crostic–classic puzzle of empty slots. Answering questions give you the key to which letters go in which empty slots.
  • Crostic Crossword–cross between a full crossword or an open crossword and a crostic, with a final question answered by completing the crossword.
  • Framework–laid out like an open crossword, but needing some extra brain work to fill in the spaces. The answers are already given to you, but you have to figure how they fit together.
  • Full Crossword–the classic crossword, square or sometimes in shapes.
  • Math Crostic–math-based variation of the classic puzzle.
  • Open Crossword–another type of classic crossword, made of intersecting words.
  • Pathfinder–start at one end of the path and find your way around to the end by answering math equations correctly.
  • Picture Builder–Start with pieces of a picture, answer the questions correctly and learn how to put the picture back
  • together.
  • Picture Fill-In–Finding the right answers lets you fill in a grid and make your own picture.
  • Rebus–Convert pictures into sounds and figure out the words.
  • Scramble–a list of words on a particular subject scrambled and in need of re-ordering.
  • Word Seek–classic word search puzzle, square or sometimes in shapes.
  • 3d Crossword–either in a cube or a three dimensional jumble of criss-crossing words.
  • Concentration–Online version of the classic card game.
  • Backbone–answering questions going across gives you a final answer going down the center–the backbone.
  • Hangman–Online version of the classic paper and pen game.
  • Bendable Word Seek–variation of the usual word seek with answers that are not always in straight lines!
  • Memorizer–The computer lights the buttons in a certain order–an order that you must remember!

Train Your Brain with Puzzles

Whether it’s crosswords, sudoku or word searches, puzzles and games are great for the mind. A healthy mind is trained through puzzles like these.

And it turns out, it doesn’t really matter whether you are doing cross words, traditional board games or digital brain training, it all counts!

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