Friday, July 28, 2017
A huge study of 17,000 people aged 50 and over has found that people who engage with word puzzles most often fare better on attention, reasoning, and memory tests than others who don’t complete similar brain teasers.
...Word-puzzle fans have brain function equivalent to 10 years younger than their age on tests of grammatical reasoning, speed, and short-term memory accuracy.
Read more here.
Posted by northberger at 7:45 PM
Sunday, July 9, 2017
I think you'll enjoy this article...
Being an avid fan of some of the challenging crossword puzzles in The New York Times, I occasionally even delve into the puzzle archives and attempt some of the ones from yesteryear.
Recently, I was working on a puzzle from Sept. 15, 1995, in which one of the clues was “teen outcast,” with its answer as “nerd.”
I sent an e-mail to New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz...
Posted by northberger at 6:05 PM