Wednesday 21 October 2009

Cricklers: A Modern Twist on the Crossword

I like words. Speaking them, writing them, playing with them. I like words. That's why I was pleased to find VisuWords last week.

I like crosswords. That's why we have some SAS-themed crosswords on our company web site.

And, I like Cricklers. Invented by Michael and Barbara Crick, Cricklers are a modern twist on crosswords and are specifically designed for online use. Whenever I get a chance I like to try the daily crickler. Michael and Barbara manage to prepare a new Crickler every day, based upon the day's news. It's a remarkable achievement to do that.

When you first visit the daily crickler you are presented with a beginners Crickler ("Crickler Intro"), just to get you started. Once you've mastered that, use the pull-down in the top right of the page and select the daily Crickler. The Crickler engine incorporates a ranking system, so your daily Crickler will get harder each day as you become more expert at solving them.

Have fun...