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Crosswords
Crossword puzzles take the form of a square grid of black and white squares. The goal of this word puzzle is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers. (HARTFORD COURANT)
Crossword puzzles take the form of a square grid of black and white squares. The goal of this word puzzle is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers. (HARTFORD COURANT) « Show less

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  • Fun Stuff Games -- Crossword

    Fun Stuff Games -- Crossword
  • Does a word search puzzle constitute homework?

    Does a word search puzzle constitute homework?
    Your elementary-age kids get a lot of "games" for homework — word searches, jumbles, crossword puzzles, etc. Is this teaching them anything? Parent advice (from our panel of staff contributors) I don't remember most homework being word searches...
  • Brain fitness can include playing training games on computers

    Brain fitness can include playing training games on computers
    In decades past, if someone mentioned the word "fitness," he or she was probably talking about calisthenic routines performed in a spandex body suit. Today, the term "fitness" is as likely to encompass the body as it is the mind. More than simply...
  • Physical vs. mental activity

    Which is better to keep your brain fit? Physical activity and mental stimulation are both considered vital for protecting your mental skills and warding off dementia. But is one activity more effective than the other? "It is difficult at this point to...
  • News briefs: Read a book, preserve your memory

    Don't underestimate the value of everyday activities such as reading and writing. They may be enough to help you preserve your memory. A study published July 3, 2013, in the online edition of Neurology found that people who participated in mentally...
  • Cocoa tied to improved brain function in some elderly

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older people with impaired blood flow to their brains saw improvements in thinking skills after drinking two cups of cocoa every day for a month, in a new study. The study's researchers caution, however, that people shouldn'...
  • A Christmas Eve night to remember

    It was our first Christmas together, and I was determined that it would be special. We had booked a hotel room for the holidays on the sand at Pismo Beach. Jim, my new love, had Mark Harmon hair and a Richard Gere smile. He watched BBC News, read...
  • End of the world? Close -- a mix-up with Sunday crossword

    End of the world? Close -- a mix-up with Sunday crossword
    The crossword in Sunday’s Arts & Books section was titled "The Last Sunday Crossword" and noted that according to the Mayan calendar, the world was going to end "this Friday, Dec. 21." But, of course, "this" Friday is not Dec. 21 – it's...
  • I am just on today, or is the Wednesday crossword unusually easy?

     
    The Trib's Wednesday online crossword puzzle usually takes me at least 13 minutes to finish (I give up at 15 minutes, as there is only so much time I want to devote to idle brain warmup exercises). Today I finished......
  • Hey, airlines! Have I got a fee for you

    This past week, Southwest, which likes to brag about being the "no-fee" airline, announced a new fee: You can pay $40 to board the plane sooner. This is separate from the $10 you can pay for early check-in or the higher-priced "business select" fare,...
  • Hava Leipzig Holzhauer, regional director, Florida Anti-Defamation League

    Hava Leipzig Holzhauer, regional director, Florida Anti-Defamation League
    Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...