The New York Times has created a free variation of its popular online crossword puzzle called Classic Crossword Widget, available as a Google home page personalization feature. The widget will update each Monday with a rotating selection from the Times’ Classic Crossword Archive of more than 1,000 puzzles and will introduce some enhanced functionality, including new ways to manipulate the individual puzzle cells to reveal letters.
There is no separate sponsor for the launch product, but a link under the word “advertisement” takes the user back to the banner advertisement/sponsorship that is currently running on the Games page section front of [Read More...]
If your a looking for a nice puzzle present or just beautiful puzzle jewelery for yourself than Newspaper Jewelry dot com offers you bracelets, brooches, earrings and cufflinks made of recyclable paper materials including newspaper, sweetener packets and loser lottery tickets.
Okay it’s not really a puzzle, but the idea to lighten up an office environment, I think is just brilliant.
This is an interactive seating based on the game Scrabble in a short break area for employees in the London offices of Bloomberg financial services. Employees can make words and leave a messages with the screen printed letter cushions.
It is a collaboration with Alistair Willmott. The pictures are taken in an London office where Wordplay is installed in 2004. Happy Puzzling!
Buy the original Scrabble Crossword Game at Amazon.
In May this year I already wrote an article about the Sin and Vengeance Contest. Until now the Sin and Vengeance puzzle has not been solved.
Many newspaper readers enjoy the challenge of the daily crossword or crypto-quote. Recently, this interest has ballooned into a national obsession with Sudoku, jumbles and other puzzles.
It may be the pervasiveness of computers that spurred more of us to crave an analytical challenge, but puzzles are making appearances in other media. The Rule of Four, by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason spotlighted an ancient text riddled with codes [Read More...]
O2 and Puzzler Media, the publishing firm behind around 50 puzzle titles, are to provide downloadable Sudoku, Kakuro and crosswords through the mobile phone giant’s O2 Active portal. Mobile versions of puzzles will be available to download to O2 handsets, with the option of inviting friends to form a mini-puzzle league, enter competitions and win prizes.
Puzzler Media said users would be able to access more than 1,000 puzzles from its archive, with new ones being added daily. The Puzzler Portal, which is available via O2 Active, will offer downloadable puzzles costing 50p a [Read More...]
Puzzle enthusiast and author Jerry Slocum has donated his immense puzzle collection to IU’s Lilly Library. The collection includes more than 30,000 mechanical puzzles and nearly 4,000 puzzle-related books.
Beginning Wednesday, 400 pieces from the donated puzzle collection, including hands-on examples, will be on display in a newly refurbished area of the Lilly Library that will be named the Jerry Slocum Puzzle Room, said Jillian Hinchliffe, Lilly Library curatorial assistant.
Visitors to the Lilly Library will be able to test their wits by trying to reassemble or disentangle replicas of puzzles that have entertained for centuries, according to a press [Read More...]
Lately I was wondering if there are more possibilities for designing a new Sudoku. At this moment almost every possibility is used in one of the many Sudoku variants. The size of the Grid, numbers, letter, symbols, colors and so on.
While searching the internet I found a very good presentation by Puzzle Master Scott Kim called “The Art of Puzzle Design” about how to invent new puzzles. It is a glimpse behind the scenes into the process of designing a puzzle. Including crossword puzzles, Sudoku and puzzles for [Read More...]