If you’re bored and looking for something to do that will keep your brain active, look no further than USAToday.com! We’re not talking about keeping your brain active by reading the paper, we’re talking about having fun while completing puzzles. Most newspapers include a crossword puzzle and a Sudoku puzzle, however USA Today has a few others that they publish daily. All of them are available online for free at http://puzzles.usatoday.com and they’ll keep you thinking and give you something to do while you’re trying to pass some time.

One of our favorites is a puzzle called Up & Down Words. There are two skill levels, normal or expert. Normal mode will give you a hint if you need help by clicking the hint button. If you’re playing in Expert mode, you are on your own and have no option for getting a hint. What’s great about this game is that if you get stuck with the first clue, you can go to the last clue and work your way backwards. Below is a screenshot of the puzzle that was published in Thursday’s paper. If you finish one puzzle, you can click “previous date” and complete another one.

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Other games that USA Today offers include:

  • Sudoku
  • Word Round Up
  • Quick Cross
  • Mini Sudoku
  • Sudoku Mobile
  • Crossword

All of these can be found at http://puzzles.usatoday.com