## Word puzzles

When was the last time you took your brain to the gym? Work out your mind with these puzzling word games and see how many you can get right. Word games are difficult. Some are so hard, in fact, that less than 60 percent of people can find the missing words in these puzzles.

## Word Worm

From wherever you start (hint: it’s probably easiest to start at the top left), join the hexagons by creating a new word that is only one letter different from where you started. Each hexagon must connect to exactly two adjacent hexagons.

## Stepdown

Beginning at the top of the upside down pyramid, remove one letter from the word “strides” and rearrange the remaining letters to build a new six-letter word beneath. Continue the same process to each word until you get to the bottom. (There may be more than one solution.)

## Stepdown solution

If you can figure this one out, can you spot the image that’s different?

## Odd Word Out

Look closely at the following words. Which one doesn’t belong with the rest?

Here are a few fascinating facts about every letter in the English alphabet.

## Word Circles

Create three words, one from each circle, that all have a similar meaning.

## Word Circles solution

Think you’re a smarty-pants after solving this one? Try these 12 logic puzzles that will test your smarts.

## Word Centres

Each four-letter word is actually the middle of a much bigger word. Fill in the blank spaces to create the original eight-letter word.