Puzzles FAQs

Puzzles come in various shapes, types, sizes, and difficulty levels. They all have some problem that tests the ingenuity of the solver. It can be based on numbers, colors, alphabets, words, shapes, riddles, or logical. Puzzles also transcend language barriers and can be termed as universal entertainment tools. A puzzle that is not based on any language can be easily understood by everyone, which makes them perfect tool for people from different parts of the world to get together.

Puzzles have been with us since times immemorial, and millions have people over the ages have found delightful pleasure in endeavoring to solve them. Indeed, one may say that asking questions and solving puzzles has become the main reason humans have evolved above all other animal species. Puzzles relate to the very basic nature of human beings; to be curious, to ask questions, to wonder, and to endure.

How can one create crossword puzzles?

Crossword puzzles have become a part of newspapers and a pastime for millions of newspaper readers around the world. The black and white boxes are being published in newspapers compulsory since 1990s. Crosswords today are created by programmed software that is directed to find words that are a perfect match for the grid. However, simplified version of crosswords can be created by hand without th...


Are there any Puzzle competitions?

Puzzle hobbyists will be pleased to know that there is no dearth of competitions offline and online. Competitions for various puzzles are organized at the local, school district, national and international levels. These competitions bring puzzle hobbyist from around the world to pitch their skills against the others. Mind Sports Olympiad is one such competition which is held annually. Variety of...


How do puzzles benefit the brain?

Doctors, teachers, parents and psychologists all agree that puzzle solving is beneficial for the human brain. Solving puzzles is like giving exercise to the brain. Puzzles are excellent sources of entertainment and also great for the development of the brain. In certain tests carried out on humans associated with Alzheimer's, people who spent time on puzzles everyday had lesser chances of develo...


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