A DAILY dose of puzzles could be the solution to keeping your grey matter in tip-top condition.
A study by the University of Exeter and King’s College London found adults who regularly exercise their brains have better recall – and brain function equivalent to TEN YEARS younger than their true age.
We pick some teasers from the Wrinklies Plethora Of Puzzles to give your brain a workout.
Can you work out what number is represented by which person and replace the question mark?
Can you crack the logical secret behind the numbers next to these famous composers, and work out what number might be next to Mozart?
The sequence follows a logical pattern. Can you work out what letter follows, and which way up it should be?
Chef Gordon Rasmsfoot was challenged one day to perfectly soft boil a goose egg, so that the white was all set and the yolk left perfectly runny. A goose egg, he discovers, takes exactly nine minutes to boil this way, but Gordon only has two egg timers – the old fashioned glass and sand type. One time is for 4 minutes and the other for 7. Using the two timers, how can Gordon perfectly time his 9 minute egg?
Which four of the pieces can complete the jigsaw and make a perfect square?
Replace the question marks with mathematical symbols (+, -, x, ÷) to make a working sum.
Which of the four boxed figures completes the set?
On this island in the middle of a lake, there is a tractor, use d in summer to give tourists rides around the place. The tractor didn’t get there by a boat or by air, and it wasn’t built there either… so how did it get there?
Wrinklies Plethora Of Puzzles, £9.99, Carlton Books