May 2019 Puzzles

30 April, 2019

Head to the PUZZLES PAGE for May’s aliquot of puzzlement.

The usual seven Picture Puzzles are either quaintly bemusing or the product of a deranged mind……….. It depends on your individual point of view.

The  Skeptical Crossword is, (with just a hint of sarcasm) entitled Wellness! and comes with a set of standard and cryptic clues.

with twenty “Mixed Bag” triva type questions that get progressively harder.

and ten Logic and Maths Puzzles with in-depth solutions.


April 2019 Puzzles

31 March, 2019

This month we lead off the PUZZLES PAGE with a special bonus set of Word puzzles called “Crossword Clues”, followed by the usual monthly Picture Puzzles, Mixed Bag Questions, Skeptical Crossword, and Logic & Maths Puzzles.

The Skeptical Crossword is our largest ever, is themed to General Skeptical Issues and comes with a set of standard and cryptic clues.

The current PUZZLES PAGE contains all the monthly puzzles since January 2018. Hundreds of earlier puzzles, going back to 2010 can be found at:


Puzzles for September 2018

31 August, 2018

Each month we publish a themed Skeptical Crossword, a set of seven Picture Puzzles, a set of twenty Mixed Bag Questions (Trivia / General Knowledge) and a set of Logic & Maths Puzzles. They can be found, blog-style, at the top of the Puzzles Page.

There hundreds of earlier published puzzles. They can be found here:

Puzzles for January 2018

31 December, 2017

Our Puzzles Page , updated for the New Year contains:

  • a new set of Picture Puzzles
  • Mixed Bag Questions (Trivia / General Knowledge)
  • Skeptical Crossword, themed to Cryptids to tie in with Paul Michael Donovan’s presentation on Buckley’s Bunyip at this January’s Vic Skeptics Café .
  • More Logic & Maths Puzzles. 
  • Another set of bonus puzzles; (for those still in holiday mode)

Our Puzzles Archives go back to 2010


Puzzles for December 2017

30 November, 2017

This month’s Picture Puzzles go to the top of the Puzzles Page as usual;
However the Skeptical Crossword, the Logic & Maths Puzzles and the “Mixed Bag” Questions are all supplied as .pdf files., here and on the Puzzles Page.

As we’re heading into the holiday season, there is a set of bonus puzzles; (mainly word puzzles)

December 2017 Skeptical Crossword (Frauds, Scams and Hoaxes)
88 Dec 2017 Crossword Frauds, Scams & Hoaxes
December 2017 Logic & Maths Puzzles # 65
Logic and Maths Puzzles 65 December 2017
December 2017 “Mixed Bag” Questions (Trivia / General Knowledge)
12 December 2017 Mixed bag questions
December 2017 BONUS PUZZLES
Vic Skeptics Website December 2017 Bonus Puzzles

And don’t forget, our Puzzles Archives go back to 2010


The 2017 Science Talent Search

20 November, 2017

Followers of this site will be well aware that Australian Skeptics are proud long-term sponsors of the Science Teachers Association of Victoria’s annual Science Talent Search.

Here are the statistics for 2017:

2017 was the 66th year of the STS.

3,369 Victorian students entered; the largest level of participation for several years.

704 Cash bursaries were awarded.

There were 42 sponsors, ranging from multinational companies to private individuals.

The Australian Skeptics were a major sponsor: 90 students received bursaries funded by the Australian Skeptics.

Science Talent Search: Bursary Winners sponsored by The Australian Skeptics

We congratulate Janice Teng and her team of volunteers for a great event. If you are interested in STS and would like to know more, go to

Australian Skeptics Awards 2017

19 November, 2017

The Bent Spoon, the Thornett Award and the Skeptic of the Year