Date reviewed: 11/3/07
This site bills itself as an "all-purpose puzzle blog," and lives up to the claim. Blogger Josh Kidd has maintained the site since February 2006, scouring the internet for websites, news articles, competitions and other puzzle-related pieces of interest. He blogs about a wide variety of puzzles, from standards such as crosswords and Sudokus to unusual new puzzles such as Hexa-Trex, a math puzzle and children's game produced by Nucleus Learning, and Ripple Effect, a logic puzzle from famed Japanese publisher Nikoli.
The site also includes a number of Kidd's original puzzles: Scoreboard Sudoku, an odd combination of sudoku and baseball; Wordstream, an equally odd combination of crosswords and nurikabe (a Japanese logic puzzle in which the solver attempts to determine whether squares on a grid are black or white); and my favorite, Lost Bridges. Lost Bridges takes another popular Japanese puzzle, Hashiwokakero, in which solvers build bridges between islands that are numbered by how many bridges connect to them. This is a difficult puzzle, but Kidd manages to make it more so by eliminating the numbers altogether.
Original puzzles combined with topical information - this is a great resource for innovations and new challenges!