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Crossword puzzles are a mental game of 'wordplay' the object is to follow the clues written in a list beside the puzzle and fill in the answers. Enjoyed by people from all walks of life an ideal solitary interest or great shared with a friend.

Crosswords are extremely popular all over the world with many daily newspapers running a daily play crossword. A favourite past time of time to poss and mental logic makes this a very popular interest.

Crosswords can be found in magazines, newspapers, on the back of cereal packets etc the nice thing with the crossword is it's location is limitless as you can put it in you bag, briefcase or pocket and take it with you or find a comfy spot at home.

School Age Children up

Crosswords vary from easy to extremely hard, as long as you can read and write then you have a good chance of being able to complete your chosen crossword. Choose a crossword either suitable for your age, understanding or favourite subject.

The crossword is probably the most popular form of word game today, a grid is made up of black and white squares. There is a list of numbered questions, the answer to the question is then filled out in a white square, starting at the same numbered square, using either across or down directions. Letters are revealed in other unanswered squares, helping to give clues and complete unanswerable questions. Crosswords can be general or a subject, some for fun and some for prizes.

Depending on your chosen crossword will depend how much dedication you need, if you are determined to complete the crossword then you will need 100% dedication.

Completing your crossword is a great achievement for your own self esteem, there are also many word and puzzle books available from the newsagent offering many different prizes for completion and from sending the crossword into a competition.

Closely Related Activities
Word search and suduko or similar forms of the crossword all working on a word or number grid theme, some will have the letters present and you have to find words in the grids, others will pick out highlighted letters from the c.w to form a word.

Further Reading
Check out your local newsagent for puzzle books and crossword manuals, most publications offer special summer bumper editions, or why not look up the history of crosswords and make your own to pass onto friends.

Costs will vary from the price of a Daily Newspaper containing a crossword upwards for special publications of word or game books.

Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.

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  The level of demand of Cerebral Learning that could occur as a direct consequence of absorbing factual information. Learning  

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