Welcome to Pick a Puzzle! Every day we’ll pick an activity here to create a bit of fun and to get you thinking. We’ll mix it up with jigsaws, crosswords and word scrambles ““ we hope you enjoy playing!
Today’s pick: crossword
News website Stuff has a daily crossword puzzle which is online, ready for completing. Click the number of the clue in the box and the clue appears in the blue box across the top, type your answer into the puzzle. If it has an across and a down clue, you can click the number again to swap between the two. There’s a handy option to show any mistakes in red which to help keep you on the right track. With the timer you can also see how long it takes you to complete, so you can record your personal best! Access the crossword by clicking the link below:
Answers to yesterday’s brainteasers:
1. He is playing Monopoly
2. Turn on the first two switches. Leave them on for 5 minutes. Once 5 minutes has passed, turn off the second switch, leaving one switch on. Now go through the door. The light that is still on is connected to the first switch. Whichever of the other two is warm to the touch is connected to the second switch. The bulb that is cold is connected to the switch that was never turned on!
3. Fill the 5-gallon jug, pour it into the 3-gallon jug until the 3 gallon is full, and leaving 2 gallons in the 5-gallon jug. Now pour the 3-gallon jug out. Pour the remaining 2 gallons from the 5 gallon into the empty 3-gallon jug. Now fill the 5 gallon from the faucet. You now have exactly 7 gallons.