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Puzzle. The very word itself may make your head hurt. Or it may serve as a clarion call to action. It just depends on what type of person you are and how you view the word. Solving a puzzle can be a very satisfying and cathartic event for many people. They enjoy the journey and the hunt for answers. On the other hand, some people avoid puzzles like the plague. They run away from puzzles with their arms flailing over their heads.

Erno Rubik, the inventor of the Rubik’s Cube, once said, “A good puzzle, it’s a fair thing. Nobody is lying. It’s very clear, and the problem depends just on you.” This is perhaps the best definition of a puzzle.

When it comes to puzzles, you can pick your poison. Whether you enjoy the wordplay of riddles, the mental gymnastics required by crossword puzzles, the mathematical dynamics of Sudoku, the contemplation of a Jigsaw Puzzle, or the deliberation of a game like Tetris, puzzles have intrigued peoples the world over for millennia.

And it doesn’t count if you just get close to solving the puzzle. Remember, close only counts in slow dancing and hand grenades. When it comes to puzzles, it’s all or nothing. So find a puzzle you enjoy today and start the noodle-scratching.

Bloggers speaking about puzzles can be found at sites like puzzle-blog and games2puzzles.