Thursday, May 02, 2024

I Play Sainsbury's Codewords Puzzles

I noticed that Sainsbury's publishes its own monthly Codewords puzzle magazine a few days ago, so - naturally - I had to give it a go.

The issue I picked up was number 50, so I must have been living under a rock not to have known about these mags.

Sainsbury's Codewords Puzzle

The first thing I did, after opening the publication, was try out the smaller codeword puzzle to win a £50 gift card.

I was able to do that one. I didn't time myself, however.

The following day, with the entry sent off, I attempted the third puzzle in the book (I couldn't do the second one because I had to cut out part of puzzle 1 to send off). 

I was crap.

I made an early mistake and gave up.

It had been quite a while since I did Codeword puzzles on a regular basis. The next puzzle I attempted, a few days later, was a success.

I completed it in twenty-four minutes and thirty-one seconds. That was somewhat higher than my target of 'Below Twenty minutes'. 

Rustiness. That's all it was.

Or was it?

I tried another puzzle on Tuesday. That one came to 21:04. As for yesterday's - well, that was 23:50.

Maybe it isn't rustiness after all. Maybe it's because I'm getting old.

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