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January 29th Special Days - Featuring Puzzle Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, January 29, 2024 | 0 comments
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Image: The Scotland Yard Puzzle Book: Test Your Inner Detective by Solving Some of the World's Most Difficult Cases | Paperback: 272 pages | by Sinclair McKay (Author). Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal (May 5, 2020)
The Scotland Yard Puzzle Book
January 29th is... National Puzzle Day, Curmudgeons Day, Free Thinkers Day/Thomas Paine Day (1736), National Corn Chip Day, National Carnation Day, National Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday (1929), W.C. Fields Birthday (1880), Kansas Day (Kansas), Gnocchi Day (Argentina)

PLUS - interesting books and free printables, recipes, crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

🏷️ Tag a teacher, homeschooler, daycare provider, and all your freebie-loving friends!

Social Media: #NationalPuzzleDay #PuzzleDay #Puzzles #jigsaw #WordSearch #sudoku #crossword #onthisdate #Todayinhistory #specialdays #holidays

Jump to: Amazon Freebies ~ Recipes ~ Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts ~ Index of Holiday Freebies

Image: The Curious History of the Crossword: 100 Puzzles from Then and Now | Paperback: 192 pages | by Ben Tausig (Author). Publisher: Race Point Publishing; Csm edition (November 27, 2013)
Curious History of the Crossword
National Puzzle Day
-- Honors puzzles of all sizes, shapes, and forms. Crossword puzzles are by far the most common. Sudoku, a number puzzle, is the most recent puzzle rage. There are easy puzzles, and there are puzzles for experts. They fit the needs of every person and every skill level. Studies have found that when working on a jigsaw puzzle, we use both sides of the brain, and spending time daily working on puzzles improves memory, cognitive function, and problem-solving skills.

Read: The Curious History of the Crossword: 100 Puzzles from Then and Now
-- Journalist Arthur Wynne had wanted to devise a new game for the back of the newspaper back in 1913, so he created a diamond grid and called it a Word-Cross, and thus the first crossword puzzle was born. Editor and crossword constructor Ben Tausig examines the curious history of the world's most addictive game and its unusual upbringing. Accompanied by 100 unique and challenging puzzles from the past 100 years, he examines the evolution of grid shape, how basic expected knowledge of the reader has changed, the puzzles that break the breakfast table rule, and more. Featuring puzzles from top constructors like Will Shortz, Brendan Emmett Quigley, Matt Jones, Cathy Millhauser, Maura Jacobson, and more.

Image: The Puzzle Universe: A History of Mathematics in 315 Puzzles | Hardcover: 396 pages | by Ivan Moscovich (Author). Publisher: Firefly Books (October 22, 2015)
The Puzzle Universe
The Puzzle Universe: A History of Mathematics in 315 Puzzles
-- The Puzzle Universe is intended for general readers and devoted puzzlers. It is about the latent beauty of mathematics, its history, and the puzzles that have advanced and emerged from the science of numbers. It is full of challenging historical facts, thinking puzzles, paradoxes, illusions, and problem-solving. With this book, Ivan Moscovitch invites readers to join him in the puzzle universe, a pleasant environment of creative discovery, problem-solving, fun, and enjoyment.

Image: Ravensburger Mickey Through The Years 40,320 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - World's Largest Mickey Puzzle - Mickey 90th Anniversary Edition
World's Largest Mickey Puzzle - 40,320 Pieces
-- The largest Mickey puzzle in the world - This 40,320-piece Mickey Through the Years jigsaw puzzle for adults is the largest Disney puzzle in the world! Perfect for Mickey lovers - This puzzle is perfect for adults who love Mickey and want to piece together some of his best moments in history in the form of a jigsaw puzzle. Makes a great gift - Puzzles are a fun activity to do alone or in a group, and make a great gift for all ages at birthdays and holidays.

🧩 Puzzle Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Big Book of Rebus Puzzles, by Zentopia Designs (Author). Publication Date: August 3, 2017
Big Book of Rebus Puzzles

Amazon Freebies:

🧩 Free Puzzle ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🧩 Read Puzzle ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🧩 Free Puzzle apps

🧩 Free Puzzle game apps

🧩 Free Puzzle magazine apps

🧩 Listen to Puzzle Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🧩 Watch Puzzle Videos for Free -- Join Amazon Prime - Watch Thousands of Movies and TV Shows Anytime - Start Free Trial Now

🧩 Listen to Puzzle Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🧩 Free Alexa Skills | Puzzle

🧩 Amazon Kids+ Free Trial - Unlimited access to more than 16,000 kid-friendly books, videos, and apps, as well as parental controls to help create a unique experience for each child. (US, Germany, UK)

🧩 Prime Gaming Free Trial - Unlock instant access to tons of exclusive content for your favorite games, and a collection of PC games for free... each and every month.

Image: Hungry Games: A Delicious Book of Recipe Repairs, Word Searches and Crosswords for the Food Lover | Paperback: 176 pages | by Kate Heddings (Author). Publisher: Tiller Press (October 20, 2020)
Hungry Games

Puzzle Recipes:

🧩 Christmas Cookie Puzzles Recipe | MyRecipes

🧩 Puzzle Cookie Recipe | Martha Stewart

🧩 Peach Puzzle | Cook's Country

🧩 Heart Shaped Puzzle Butter Cookie Recipe

🧩 NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Cookie Puzzle

🧩 1969 Puzzle Sandwiches | Iowa PBS

🧩 Hand-Stamped Valentine’s Day Jigsaw Puzzle Dog Treats

🧩 Puzzle Glue Recipe | eHow

Image: Mel Crow's World's Largest Word Search Puzzle | 204 columns and 250 rows totaling 51,000 letters and over 5,500 words and word phrases
World's Largest Word Search Puzzle

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🧩 Jigsaw Explorer | Enjoy premium online jigsaw puzzles! - New jigsaw puzzles served fresh each morning

🧩 Printable Word Searches

🧩 Easy Printable Crossword Puzzles - Free

🧩 Printable Word Puzzles - FreeKidsCrafts

🧩 Word Search Puzzle Printables Free

🧩 Free Printable Games - Free Printables

🧩 Free and printable math and number puzzles

🧩 Printable Puzzles, by Puzzle Baron

🧩 Printable Word Puzzles | Seasoned Times

🧩 Printable Puzzles for Children | Mr. Printables

🧩 Free Online Puzzle-Maker — Choose your puzzle type

🧩 Free Printable Sudoku Puzzles

🧩 Free Daily Printable Crossword Puzzles - OnlineCrosswords.net

🧩 Puzzles And Brains: free printable logic and number puzzles

🧩 Free Printable Puzzle Worksheets - Discovery Educational Software

🧩 Printable Puzzles | Puzzle Baron

🧩 Printable Logic Grid Puzzles

🧩 19 Printable Puzzle Piece Templates

🧩 Printable Puzzles, Mazes and More! | Free Puzzles by KrazyDad

🧩 Tangram Puzzle Sheets and Solutions

🧩 Easy Cryptic Crossword - solve it online or use the printable version

🧩 Christmas Finger Puzzle

🧩 Binary puzzles, solve online or print | BinaryPuzzle.com

🧩 The Griddle: Free Printable Puzzles

🧩 Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine's Puzzles

🧩 Printable spring-themed Mega Blok Puzzles

🧩 Puzzles Printables

🧩 32 Free Science Word Search Puzzles

🧩 Free Printable Expert Soduko Puzzles

🧩 Large Print Crossword Puzzles - Q.E.T.S Home

🧩 Printable Jigsaw Puzzles | DLTK's Crafts for Kids

🧩 Printable Jigsaw puzzles | SuperColoring

🧩 the best free jigsaw puzzles online

🧩 Printable Puzzles | 768 free, printable Nonogram and Sudoku puzzles

🧩 Math Crossword Puzzles | Printable Math Puzzles

🧩 Free Printable Cryptogram Puzzles

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