There are so many different kind of puzzles: Sudoku, Cryptogram, Crossword, Word Search, etc. But Jumble puzzles are the ones I love to do the most.
For Jumble puzzles, you unscramble the letters to figure out the words and then unscramble the circled letters from each word to solve a final puzzle that’s often a witty joke.
(Wish I was good at doing crosswords and Sudoku, but I’m not. And I don’t find them as fun or rewarding as Jumbles!)
When I was in a student in university, I did Jumble puzzles nearly every week. I was so obsessed with them that I got my mom addicted to them, too. And, before I knew it, we would be fighting over the Jumble puzzle in the newspaper. 😛
Eventually we ended up doing the Jumbles at the same time. It became our fun little competition to see who could figure out the words and solve the riddle at the end the fastest.
Haha, and later on, I ended up buying the Jumble books so that we could go head-to-head with several puzzles in a row instead of waiting for a new one in each newspaper.
If you haven’t tried any Jumbles yet, give them a go! (Be careful, though, haha, because you may very well become addicted to them like I did!)
Below is one that I haven’t done yet. Have a go at it and see how you fare. 😉
Craving more? I found a website that isn’t the official Jumble website, but it allows you to print out free Jumble-style puzzles in a bunch of different categories.
Do you do any word puzzles? Which ones? How do you whittle away the time spent commuting on public transportation?