Tips on Crossword Puzzles

It seems that word puzzles have been around for decades. In the back of many newspapers you can find a daily crossword puzzle and if you are adventurous you may even attempt to solve it. These puzzles can easily become addictive and once you’ve completed one you’ll be yearning for more. Crossword puzzle magazines are made to help satisfy those who love problem solving.

Many people who have an interest in these brain teasers shy away from doing them because they fear they’ll look foolish if they can only fill in two or three of the answers. Ironically sometimes you only need a few answers to complete the entire puzzle, so that should never be a deterrent. Also, there are crossword puzzle magazines designed for every skill level so anyone from a beginner to someone who has been doing them for years can find one just for them.


“This is kind of like golfing with Tiger Woods, I would think,” said avid golfer and ESPN Senior Vice President, Original Content Rob King, reflecting on his just-completed 12 minute and 19 seconds official time to tackle last Friday’s New York Times crossword puzzle.

Source: https://www.espnfrontrow.com/2019/12/the-king-kimes-ny-times-crossword-challenge-you-never-knew-you-needed/

With the introduction of the Internet many publications now offer online, downloadable versions. This is true for many of the popular crossword puzzle magazines as well. If you have Adobe Acrobat on your computer you can purchase one of the magazines at your skill level, download them and complete them. This makes it very easy to correct mistakes as you’ll no longer be searching for an eraser as you can just use the backspace key on your computer when you change your mind about an answer.

Some avid puzzlers will tell you that having this option available has been very helpful to them. The main reason is that completing a puzzle can take quite a bit of research. If you’ve got the crossword puzzle magazines on your computer you can easily look up possible answers and then fill them in the puzzle.

There will come a time when you’re going to want to move up a skill level and take on more challenging puzzles. With the available crossword puzzle magazines this is easy to do. Most offer a one time fee to download a particular skill level of puzzles. When you feel the urge to tackle something harder, you simply pay the fee again and you will have access to advanced puzzles.

The first time you are able to complete a puzzle you’ll feel incredibly accomplished. It will actually spur you on to try harder and harder puzzles. It’s one of those interests that tend to last the entire lifetime of a person. That’s because a good crossword puzzle is captivating.

As a parent you probably are constantly looking for fun ways to get your child to learn. Finding crossword puzzle magazines designed for children can be a great teaching tool. In fact, when a parent is helping their child with a word puzzle, everyone is bound to learn something.