Dave has had a lifelong love of puzzles and still finds time to solve the occasional crossword or sudoku puzzle. He enjoys all types of puzzles, riddles and word games and is happy to share news, reviews and all types of puzzling fun with the visitors to About.com
Dave has 25 years of experience creating puzzles. He contributed original puzzles to The Everything Crossword Challenge Book (Adams Media). He was the technical reviewer of Crosswords For Seniors for Dummies and Picture Puzzles for Dummies. Dave has also contributed acrostic puzzles, cryptic crosswords and standard crossword puzzles to newspapers and print media, as well as online syndications such as Universal Press Syndicate. He also creates word games ( Sylla_Steps, Pyramid Puzzles, Alphadoku), number games and jigsaw puzzles using original photographs. Aside from puzzle creation, Dave writes about puzzle news, offers solving tips, and reviews new puzzle products.
I was hooked on puzzles at an early age. My mother would quiz me with riddles – one of my favorites is: What is it that when you take away the whole, some is left?
Seems impossible, doesn't it? That's the beauty of puzzles. Every one has a solution (and very often a simple, elegant one). They force you to approach words and numbers in new ways. You learn as you are entertained. What could be better? And many clinical studies have shown that puzzle solvers are less likely to develop debilitating neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's. A puzzle a day keeps senility at bay!
So, what is it that when you take away the whole, some is left? The word 'WHOLESOME' (It took me many days to solve that one.)