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FUNDAY

Member contributions (cartoons, jokes etc) are welcomed – simply email [email protected] with subject heading “FUNDAY contribution”.

Crosswords

Are you a Crossword fiend? Then checkout this website for free Online crosswords: https://www.yourlifechoices.com.au/fun/games/daily-crossword-puzzles

Another great site for your daily dose is: https://freedailycrosswords.com/

Sudoku

Get your free daily/weekly/monthly Sudoku fix by visiting https://1sudoku.com/sudoku  

Another great daily Sudoku source is https://www.thesenior.com.au/puzzles/show/sudoku/

Jigsaws Puzzles

Have a look at: https://im-a-puzzle.com

The www.TheJigsawPuzzles.com has a huge range of puzzles with 50, 100, 150 pieces. Get Everyday Jigsaw, free jigsaw puzzle game that'll rock your world. Play on all your computers and mobiles, online or offline, 30,000 puzzles with up to thousands of pieces.

The Wordle Game

You have to guess the hidden word in 6 tries and the color of the letters changes to show how close you are. To start the game, just enter any word, for example: WEARY.

Visit https://wordlegame.org/ or https://wordleplay.com/

Cognifit Brain Games

A Brain-training tool used by many seniors around the world: https://www.cognifit.com/brain-games. Requires a subscription to fully utilize.


About Unscrambled Words


If you like playing Scrabble, Words With Friends, or Text Twist, you're going to need a great word unscrambler. The good news is, Unscrambled Words uses the official Tournament Dictionaries (TWL and SOWPODS) to give you the official and accurate set of words that can be used in these games. Good luck! 

Visit https://unscrambled-words.com/

Web games and puzzles - from Probus South Pacific

https://www.probussouthpacific.org/8fd8bb4f/Most_popular_web_games_and_puzzle_apps_to_keep_your_mind_sharp

There are literally hundreds of game and puzzle apps available to download for your iPhone or Android via the App Store or Google Play respectively. To save you the trouble of trying them all, we’ve hand-picked a few favourites among older players in particular.  

If you’re into word-finding games, Spelling Bee and Letter Boxed – both big names in the New York Times Games along with Wordle – are easy to learn yet difficult to master. Spelling Bee is all about making as many words as you can with seven letters, while Letter Boxed asks you to connect the letters around a square to make words and solve the puzzle.

Moving away from words altogether, check out Vertex – an interactive version of a tangram (Chinese geometric puzzle) where you connect the dots and reveal the hidden picture – or Tiles, an artistically designed, high-level take on Mah-Jong solitaire, a classic tile game, where you match elements to keep the chain going. And then there’s the well-established Tangle Maser 3D, a rope-sorting mind puzzle game where your goal is to untangle all of the ropes into the correct position to complete each level.

Fancy yourself as a solver of all sorts of riddles? You might enjoy Brain Test: Tricky Puzzles, which is filled with hundreds of different puzzles across many brain-teasing levels to test your skills and get you thinking creatively.

Movies

Have you watched the SBS on Demand series 1 of Departure. It was a gripping series and we couldn’t wait for series 2, which proved to be very disappointing compared to Series 1 with poor acting. Another great series is New Amsterdam available on Netflix and Stan; and we are looking forwards to the next series. Manifest is a series on Netflix based on a plane disappearing and then reappearing 5 years later with all passengers the same age as when the plane disappeared – very griping and worth a watch.

Would you like to contribute to this section? Email me your responses, with the subject line commencing with Movies: to [email protected]

LEXOPHILIA - WHO ON EARTH DREAMS THESE UP? A lexophile of course!

1. Dad, are we pyromaniacs? Yes, we arson.

2. What do you call a pig with laryngitis? Disgruntled.

3. Writing my name in cursive is my signature move.

4. Why do bees stay in their hives during winter? Swarm.

5. If you’re bad at haggling, you’ll end up paying the price.

6. Just so everyone’s clear, I’m going to put my glasses on.

7. A commander walks into a bar and orders everyone around.

8. I lost my job as a stage designer. I left without making a scene.

9. Never buy flowers from a monk. Only you can prevent florist friars.

10. How much did the pirate pay to get his ears pierced? A buccaneer.

11. I once worked at a cheap pizza shop to get by. I kneaded the dough.

12. My friends and I have named our band ‘Duvet’. It’s a cover band.

13. I lost my girlfriend’s audiobook, and now I’ll never hear the end of it.

14. Why is ‘dark’ spelled with a k and not c? Because you can’t see in the dark.

15. Why is it unwise to share your secrets with a clock? Well, time will tell.

Things Go Better With Joke.

"Well, I simply set all my passwords to 'Incorrect' so that whenever I'm told that my password is Incorrect, I'll remember it!”

HARD DRIVE: Making the trip back home without any cold tinnies.

KEYBOARD: where you hang your keys

BYTE: a thing that mozzies do

MEGABYTE: a Darwin mozzie does this

LAPTOP: where the cat sleeps

IPAD: an eye patch

YAHOO: What you say when the ute does start.

UPGRADE: A steep hill.

SERVER: The person at the pub who brings out the counter lunch.

MAIL SERVER: The bloke at the pub who brings out the counter lunch.

USER: The neighbour who keeps borrowing things.

NETWORK: What you do when you need to repair the fishing net.

INTERNET: Where you want the fish to go.

NETSCAPE: What the fish do when they discover a hole in the net.

Cockatoo sitting on top of monitor – Polly wants a cracker not another cookie.

Little kid with screw-driver and hammer in hand overheard saying - It's worth a try. I heard dad say there are thousands of cookies in this computer!

Eve said to Adam – take the apple but do not accept cookies.

For the 10th time, you cannot get rid of viruses by bleaching the monitor!

Where do cows get their weapons from? An Ar-moo-ry.

What do you get when you cross a Smurf and a cow? Blue Cheese.

How do you get a mouse to smile? Say cheese.

When can’t you see a cheese? When it’s pasteurised.

What did the cheese say to the therapist? I Camembert it.

When shouldn’t you believe your cheese? When it’s too Gouda be true.

Did you hear about the explosion at the cheese factory? There was de brie everywhere.

Why do cows have hooves? Because they lactose.

What happens when you talk to a cow? It goes in one ear and out the udder.

What happened to the lost cows? Nobody’s herd any more.

What did the cheese say to the man buying a dress for his wife? That won’t Feta.

How do you make milk shake? Whip it!

What’s a pirate’s favourite cheese? Ched-arrrrrrrr-g