Friday, August 26, 2011

Puzzles: Crossword, Sudoku, Cryptoquote, KenKen

I solved my first Cryptoquote puzzle today!  Previously I had stuck with crossword puzzles and later ventured into sudoku, but today I tried out a cryptoquote just for fun.  A couple of my coworkers are really good at these, but I always thought they were impossible. 

Anyway, I gave it a shot and before I knew it I was getting several letters.  Clues kept popping up and I used logic to find out the letters.  Within about 10 minutes I had finished the whole puzzle!  It really feels good when you complete a puzzle like these.  I felt the same way when I finished my first sudoku puzzle.  I always thought those were tough until I finished one. 

I also complete my first kenken puzzle today. It was an easy one, so I didn't get too excited, but still it was cool, because I haven't done a lot of those. 

I still enjoy crossword puzzles, but I don't believe I have ever complete an entire one.  I have gotten close.

Some puzzles are better than others.  The crosswords in the daily newspaper are good.  However I have realized that some puzzles are not good.  For example, I bought a book of crossword puzzles on a whim because it was only a couple dollars and I saw it at the store.  Now I know why it was only a couple of dollars.  The puzzles are awful.  First, the patterns are almost all the same.  Second, the clues and words are just plain bad.

If you have some free time and you have not tried these puzzles, I highly recommend them.  They are good for thinking and can give you a sense of accomplishment if you complete them.   

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