Instructions for online sudoku, crosswords and trivia quiz

How to become a digital puzzles expert

New online interactive puzzles are fun and easy to play. Just follow these simple instructions or click on the info or about links in the puzzles themselves for more helpful hints.

Youll find a link to the Puzzles page in the top left of our website (top right if youre reading on mobile) or under the Life & Style section.

The three interactive puzzles - Crossword, Sudoku and Ultimate Trivia - are updated daily and can be played on any digital device - desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile.


You dont need to be a maths whiz to tackle sudoku. Its all about logical thinking, not arithmetic.

  • To solve the puzzle, every number from 1 to 9 must appear in:
  • Each of the nine vertical columns
  • Each of the nine horizontal rows
  • Each of the nine 3 x 3 blocks

That is, no number can occur more than once in any row, column or 3x3 block.

To start, click a square and type in the number you think belongs there.

You can choose to write in pen or pencil. If you select pencil you can include several numbers in the square, to consider while you are making your final choice. When youve made your decision, toggle to the pen option and select the number you want.

Remove a number at any time by clicking on the square and selecting the number again.

Need some help? Click on a square and then on the Hint button. You can choose to check whether your answer is correct or ask for the correct number to be placed in the square for you (beware, you can only do this 5 times per puzzle!).

When youve successfully completed the grid, youll be closed out and receive your time.

Dare to tackle something tougher? Go on. There are four levels of difficulty available.


Hows your general knowledge? Or are you better at spelling or entertainment questions.

This trivia quiz comes with seven categories. Choose one from General Knowledge, Dictionary, Entertainment, History, Food + Drink, Geography, Science + Nature.

Then, answer 10 multiple-choice quiz questions as quickly and as accurately as possible and discover how you rank against others when your score is revealed.

Questions are updated daily.


This classic crossword is considered of moderate difficulty.

Click on a line in the Across or Down list, or on the grid, to highlight the clue. Type in your answer, as you type the cursor will move from square to square.

Want to make a change? Click in the square and type the new letter. (Tip: If the word is correct, you wont be able to change it.)

Need some help? Click on the Hint button and choose to check a letter or a whole word.

Once youve completed the puzzle successfully youll automatically be closed out of the game and given a time score.

Well done! Try to better your time on a new grid!

A new crossword becomes available every day and theres a weeks worth to tackle at any one time.