Il Cruciverba, or ‘The Crossword’, is a nifty little A5 magazine designed to keep you busy with an array of crosswords, cartoons, sudokus, puzzles and pages of hundreds of other inventive brainteaser games, some of which I haven’t even heard of! Written in Italian, this magazine is perfect for those fluent in or trying to learn Italian and anyone with some spare time and a desire to give your brain some exercise!
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Honestly, I think it takes a great deal of nouse to get to grips with crosswords – I know I certainly can’t! Like the rest of our body, we need to keep our brains fit and healthy and crossword, puzzles and sudokus have been proven to improve mental capabilities and can even help avoid the odds of getting Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Crossword puzzles teach new vocabulary, relaxes yet focuses the brain, helps comprehension or word patterns and even give you patience and organisational skills. The first crossword puzzle was published in a Italian magazine in 1890 and was entitled ‘to pass the time.’ England was next to follow with the idea, and a crossword was published by author Arthur Wynne in around 1913 and have been a popular pastime ever since. By the 1920’s libraries all over the world were getting worried due to the amount of people coming through the doors to use the dictionaries and thesauruses for their puzzle solving and so driving out those who just wanted to read a good book! The puzzles continued to be a favourite form of entertainment right through both world wars, but one editor from the Daily Telegraph was accused of trying to pass secret messages during WWII!