Brain Challenges for You

February 2022

Lots of Working Memory practice for you this month.

Alphabet Crossword

Use all 26 alphabet letters only once to solve this puzzle. There are nine clue word associations: GREEN, EGG, GUM, PIGEON, SHARKS, RUSSIAN, BLEND, METAL, SKY.

Tip: for example, a clue word YELLOW might bring to mind CANARY, AFRAID, PAD



Have you tried a Sudoku?

(If you have always wondered how to do Sudoku, check this article.)

You need the digits 1 to 9 in each of the squares,
lines across and columns.

Excellent working memory practice!


What do you notice about these sentences?

King, are you glad that you are King?

Was it a car or a cat I saw?

A man, a plan, a canal: Panama!

Practice your short-term memory skills

Study this Tiger for 60 seconds.
Then cover it and draw as many of the details as you can.

Each Chinese Zodiac year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year-cycle.

The most recent years of the Tiger include 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, and 1938.

Centimetres to Inches
(even using a calculator is brain practice really)



Find the Exception

Turn each figure in the direction of the arrow. Cross out figure in each out that you cannot get by rotating the first one.






Do you need to check your answers? Click here.



Need more practice?

Healthy Memory Workout is an eBook full of puzzles to challenge your brain


Want to improve your puzzling?

Puzzle Secrets is a companion eBook with hints and strategies for solving puzzles.