I see how fast I can complete the puzzle. I vary my strategy on finding the words. Should I look vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Can I find them in the order they are listed in?Is it faster to look for certain letters first, i.e. Q, Z, W? Can I spot the words forward and backward? It's a daily mental challenge in under 10 minutes.
Sometimes I chuckle at this simple form of cognitive fun. But wait -- my daily life also depends upon some of these same skills. Completing a list of what needs to be done. Using creative ways to solve problems. Finding the important in the midst of lots of unimportant stuff. Utilizing creative methods to cope with repetitive tasks. Guess this "old lady" is pretty smart. Talk to you in a few days -- I've got some words to circle!