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Author Astle, David, author

Title Rewording the brain : how cryptic crosswords can improve your memory and boost the power and agility of your brain / by David Astle
Published Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2018
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Contents Cover; Other books by the author; Title page; Dedication; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Part One The why- How puzzling nourishes your neurons; Let the Brain Tour Begin; Aha: The euphoria of eureka; Tempo: Pouncing versus pacing; Focus: The endangered art of being present; Memory: Your brain as active archive; Vocabulary: How porous is your thesaurus?; Haha: Hip-hip for the hippocampus; Play: Survival of the funnest; Dis/connect: Time to break and remake; Together: Thinking in harmony; Showtime; Part Two The how-to- Unlocking a cryptic crossword
Friendly crypticsTricky cryptics; Gnarly cryptics; Themers; Solutions; Acknowledgements; References; Selected bibliography
Health resort: Getting your brain puzzle-fitBody building: How cryptic clues work; Neuro-cardio: A cryptic crash course; Anagrams; Double definitions; Charades; Homophones; Containers; Hiddens; Reversals; Deletions; Guru yoga: Bending the brain a little further; Spoonerisms; Manipulations; Codes; Alternations; Puns; Rebuses; Punctuation; Dot, dot, dot . . .; Hybrids; Booster pack: Top ten tips for solving success; Part Three The WTF- Fifty puzzles to keep your brain abuzz; Mind games: The bending begins; Formula foretastes; Recipes revealed; Recipes on request; Two-speed
Summary Master wordsmith and crossword guru David Astle shows how cryptic crosswords can boost your brain power and improve your memory and cognitive capacity
Subject Memory.
Genre/Form Crossword puzzles.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1760637548 (electronic bk.)
9781760637545 (electronic bk.)