They Reduce Stress ─ Crosswords are a fun, engaging way to take your mind off everyday worries for a while. They provide excellent “alone time” where you can safely decompress and unwind. In fact, research has shown that intellectually demanding activities like crossword puzzles or chess may be more effective for reducing anxiety than supposedly relaxing activities like watching TV or shopping.
When solving crosswords, you will give yourself a head start on the harder, longer words, and eliminate a majority of the puzzle. by filling in all the easy clues first. You can break the puzzle into blocks, across and down, until you reach the end of the clue list. Sometimes there may be a clue that could have two or more solutions. You can write all of the possible answers down alongside their respective clues until you fill in enough squares to exclude the words that do not fit.
by George C. Roberts on Jul 11, 2018 Crossword