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A head-scratching challenge

Looking for something to do during? Lonely Planet has just released its “Ultimate Travel Crosswords”.

Looking for a head-scratching challenge during this circuit breaker? Lonely Planet has come up with its “Ultimate Travel Crosswords”. You can play with your loved ones or just challenge yourself. According to Lonely Planet, the book contains 200 fill-in grids themed (sometimes fairly loosely) on travel and they are arranged into four sections, which increase in difficulty as the book progresses as show below:

• Chapter 1: Day-Tripper (easy) – This is your entry level. The crosswords in this section will require some mulling and pondering, but they’re designed to test rather than confound.

• Chapter 2: Traveller (medium) – Things go up a notch here. The answers get a little more obscure, the clues a little less generous, the anagrams fewer and, as such, your progress may slow a little.

• Chapter 3: Explorer (hard) – Expect things to get harder still once you’ve reached Explorer level. Expectations of general knowledge have risen, so the clues are now terser and much less giving.

• Chapter 4: Daredevil (cryptic) – We’ve now reached the pinnacle, where things get really tricky. Up to this point, all the crosswords have been straightforward tests of general knowledge. But for this short section, you’ll need to have your lateral thinking hat on.

The head-scratching questions are on everything from geography and culture to history, wildlife and transport, and it can be fun and challenging for all ages.

Since bookstores are temporarily shut during this circuit breaker, you can order your copy on Lonely Planet’s website for US$9.99 (around $14.09). There are other books you could also consider along the same vein – Lonely Planet’s “Ultimate Travel Quiz Book” (2019) and “Ultimate Travelist Colouring Book” (2016). You could also keep copies as companions for when you can travel.





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