Image from Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body (1918)
It is important for us to work our minds as well as our bodies. Your pecs and abs may look fabulous, but if your gray matter is flabby then what’s the point? Here’s a little gray matter workout to help your brains stay strong.
I like words, and I like to think I like puzzles, but whether it is Sudoku, a crossword, or a cryptogram I usually give up fairly quickly and take a peak at the answers. I came across a new kind of word game (at least new to me) called Pathem. It’s a word path game and I kind of LOVE it. The Pathem people provide a pdf of sample games in each skill level: Rookie, Hot Shot, All Star, Master, Genius, and my two personal favorites, Evil Genius and Supreme Being (the symbol for the latter level is yin & yang). Below are the instructions for playing and a puzzle to get you started. You can download more puzzles to print off here. Let me know what you think.
How to Play Pathem
Spell the phase in the grid above it, writing each unique letter only once. The correct solution will spell the complete phrase along a single continuous spelling path that moves horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. Fill the grid from square to square – revisiting letters as needed to complete the spelling path in order. Each letter will appear only once in the grid.
Now it’s your turn.
Have fun! Don’t peak at the answers! Solutions are on page 8 of the Pathem Sampler.
P.S. “It’s a Jimmy Thing” will be back later this week (Jimmy worked too much this weekend and his gray matter needed a little rest).