Frequently Asked Questions
Please be advised our office hours are Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEDT. If an issue has occurred, our developers will work on fixing it as soon as we are aware of it. For updates on online puzzles, please visit our Facebook page.
At this stage, we don’t have any plans to create a printable version of our online puzzles. We do however, have a range of magazines that can be purchased in store or as a subscription. For more information on our magazine range, please visit LovattsPuzzles.com/lovatts-crossword-puzzle-magazines.
Throughout 2020 Flash will start to be removed from browsers, and as of December 31, 2020 Flash Player will be completely removed from all browsers. Our HTML5 puzzles have been created to replace the Flash versions, and they will still be available to play once Flash is no longer.
All of our puzzles except the Killer Sudoku (Addoku) have new HTML5 versions that are playable on all modern devices. Click here to browse our selection of online puzzles.
If you have used any hints throughout a game, your score will not be recorded. Only games that are completed without any hints will be given a score at the end of the game.
When a question is displayed a timer counts down from 150 points at a rate of 1 points(pts)/100ms (10pts/sec) – stopping at 10 (lowest time score).
Then that score is divided by the number of attempts taken to get the correct answer (rounding down).
e.g If someone takes 5 seconds to answer a question and they answer correctly on the 3rd attempt, the score would then be:
150 – 50 = 100
100 / 3 = 33.333…
TOTAL POINTS = 33
We’re delighted you are enjoying the many freely available puzzles on our site. We love puzzles and love the process of solving them, so we and our developers felt that making the process competitive by comparing rankings would detract from our puzzlers’ joy in the solving process. So you’ll be able to see your rank when you’ve successfully completed the puzzle as Your Position out of All Puzzlers.
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- On your computer, open Chrome.
- Click More tools
- Clear browsing data.
- Next to “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files,” check the boxes.
- Click Clear data.
Once you have cleared the cookies, go back to the online puzzles and hard refresh your page (pressing SHIFT + CTRL + R).