Our giveaway book this week is Rewording the Brain – by master wordsmith and crossword guru David Astle. In it, he shows how cryptic crosswords can boost your brain power and improve your memory and cognitive capacity.
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.
We have three copies to give away. Simply tell us why YOU would like to win this book and our favourite three answers will take it home!
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Entries close midday Monday 14 January 2019, Sydney/Melbourne time.
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