What skills do crossword puzzles develop?
It gives great satisfaction and confidence to kids when they solve a puzzle. It enhances skills like reasoning, problem-solving and developing solutions. These skills are useful in later life too. Crosswords also help develop a problem-solving skill i.e. to simplify a given problem.
What do the circles on NYT Crossword mean?
The letters that will appear in the circles when the Answers are written in spell out words related to the puzzles theme. the letters in squares that contain circles spell out words related to the theme either when read consecutively or when rearranged to form theme-related words.
Do crossword puzzles help memory?
Brain Fact: Crosswords are fun and may improve your ability to find words, but they dont help your brains overall cognition or memory. A lot of people do crossword puzzles each day with the belief that this activity will help keep the brain young and even keep Alzheimers or dementia at bay.