Given the number of times I have hit my head and killed brain cells (I am both clumsy and tall) I figure I need to do all I can to keep my brain active. One of the ways I like to do that is the occasional logic puzzle, crossword or Sudoku. I have recently come across a couple of sites that offer mystery-related puzzles. For free!
- The editors of Hidden Staircase Mystery Books release a Godoku puzzle each week (like Sudoku but with letters and a mystery-related clue). Go to the Mystery Godoku Puzzle site and print off a puzzle or two (the solutions are there for you too, just in case).
- Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine makes a mystery-related crossword available on its website though I can’t find an archive so this is a link to the printable (PDF) of the latest puzzle (and if you’re using Google Chrome as your browser you won’t be able to open it for some unfathomable reason but it works fine in IE or Firefox).