Places to Solve Crossword Puzzles

Today, in an age where technology rules many aspects of our day to day lives, many people turn to their computers, tablets, and smartphones to pass the time – to kill the boredom that rears its ugly head. This is partly due to the fact that these nifty gadgets offer a plethora of entertainment options, from downloading and listening to music, to playing games and even watching tv shows and movies. However, it can also be chalked up to the fact that with the many options that people now have, it leaves people with a lack of imagination on how to entertain themselves without the use of technological advancements. Crossword puzzles, while can be found all over the internet and downloaded on many tablets and smartphones today, can also be the non-technology way to spend your time – simply by picking up a crossword puzzle book at your local store. And, the best part about solving crossword puzzle books is that it allows for convenience and portability, allowing solvers to take these beloved puzzles virtually anywhere they go! Let’s take a look at a few of the many places that you can enjoy solving crossword puzzles.

Doctor’s Offices

If you’ve ever waited in a doctor’s office or emergency room waiting area, you know how boring these waiting periods can be – not to mention, how long you are often waiting for your turn. By placing a crossword puzzle book inside your purse or the glove box of your car, you have quick and easy access to entertain yourself while you’re waiting to see the doctor.


Flying on an airplane, not to mention the waiting period between layovers, can be quite a boring experience. Sure, when you first board the plane you may be a little excited – especially if you have a window seat and are able to see the scenic views of the earth as you’re flying 30,000 feet in the air  – but after a while, especially on long flights, even that view can become quite boring to look at. This is the time that you will either need to find something entertaining, or come to terms with taking a nice, long nap. If you choose the former, then be sure to pick up a crossword puzzle book to pack in your carry-on bag! These books are a great way to pass the time, as well as offer many other benefits.

At the Beach

Let’s imagine for a moment that you and your family are at the beach. Your spouse has decided to take the kids into the ocean for a swim, which allows you some much needed quiet time to relax. As your family is off splashing and playing in the water, you are resting on the beach, enjoying the nice, warm feeling of the sun and the cool breeze. You want to sunbathe a little – try to achieve that beautiful tan – but you’re afraid that you may enjoy the moment so much that you might accidentally fall asleep, which could result in a nasty sunburn. What can you do that will enhance this amazing feeling of relaxation, but help you stay awake so you don’t burn? Grab a puzzle book, of course! A puzzle book can be a great way to not only keep you relaxed and calm, but they also keep your mind busy enough so that you don’t fall asleep and wake up as red as a lobster.

At the Park

Your children have begged you all day to take them to the park so they can play, and you finally agreed. But, let’s face it, as a parent, sometimes we get bored sitting on the park benches watching the little ones running around the park, making new friends, and playing on all of the fun playground equipment. Especially if there aren’t any other parents around to socialize with. So what is a parent to do during these hours at the park? Solving a crossword puzzle is a great way to pass the time while your children are playing. You can still keep an eye on the kids, while at the same time entertain yourself.
These are just a few great examples of places you can solve a crossword puzzle book. The options, however, are endless. What other places have you solved a crossword puzzle? Did you solve it in a puzzle book? Online? On a mobile app? Tell us about your unique experiences and where you have solved crossword puzzles.