STILL PUZZLED? HERE ARE SOME TIPS
Puzzle champ James McGowan’s guide to success at quizzes and brainteasers: 1. Make sure you have the right stationery, you will need a pencil and eraser more than you think. 2. Don’t be afraid to guess for the hard stuff, the fastest solvers are guessing and correcting by rubbing out more than solving perfectly from the get go. 3. Practice past tests available on the web; they’re a great resource to get your brain into gear. 4. You have to be mentally resilient – it’s draining using your brain all day, every day. So at the end of each round, re-set your brain and start again. 5. Get lots of sleep – especially if you’re going to be jet lagged. Don’t go out partying every night, and wait until the end of the competition to celebrate. 6. Ask experienced competitors for tips and tricks, people are quite friendly, especially to new
Try the Suduko puzzle that Kiwi puzzlers tackled in our Stuff video.