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Description - Rewording the Brain: How Cryptic Crosswords Can Improve Your Memory and Boost the Power and Agility of Your Brain by David Astle

Recent studies have shown that puzzle-solving and wordplay are among the most effective ways to boost the power and agility of your brain. A cryptic crossword a day can help keep memory loss at bay.

Why? The answer lies in the art of teasing out a clue, a discipline that calls for logic, interpretation, intuition and deduction as well as the ability to filter nuance and connotation. All these challenges and more are found in the cryptic crossword. And all are invaluable in increasing your brainpower and improving your memory and cognitive capacity.

In this entertaining and essential book, cryptic crossword guru David Astle explains how your brain responds to and benefits from attempting these crosswords. A growing body of research suggests cryptic crosswords are the ideal workout for your brain, and Astle shows how regular training of this kind can be fun as well as fundamental.

If you've always been intimidated by cryptic crosswords, fear not! Rewording the Brain is an accessible guide to developing and sharpening your puzzle talents. Novices and expert solvers alike will gain plenty of cryptic insights. There has never been a better time to start solving, nor a better teacher than the legendary DA.

Also included are 50 cryptic crosswords hand-picked to keep your brain abuzz, ranging from beginner-friendly to fiendishly complicated!

Buy Rewording the Brain: How Cryptic Crosswords Can Improve Your Memory and Boost the Power and Agility of Your Brain by David Astle from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781760295486
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2018
Country of Publication: Australia

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