- Read the words listed in the right column of the crossword puzzles
and find them in the puzzles grid of characters.
- When you find a listed word - cross it - click on the beginning
of the word, drag the mouse to the last character and release the
mouse button; if your crossed characters correspond to one of the
listed words it will be highlighted in the puzzles grid and removed
from the list of words.
button works as a puzzle maker, it will create a new word search
puzzle with the same list of words.
HINT button will circle in the
puzzle grid the first character of the current word at the top of
SHOW button will solve the word
search puzzle displaying the location of all the listed words.
puzzles, word search, word games, word puzzles, word search
puzzles or how do you want to call them?
are letter games (and thus a form of mind sport). Modern crosswords
take the form of a square grid of black and white squares; the aim
is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words reading
across and down, by solving clues which yield the words. The black
squares (commonly called 'blanks') have no letters, and are used
to separate words (all contiguous blocks of white squares spell
words). Squares in which words begin are numbered, left to right,
top to bottom. The clues are then referred to by these numbers (ambiguities
are resolved by the common practice of referring to clues by both
number and direction - for example, "1 Across" or "17
Down"); at the end of the clue the total number of letters
is given for the convenience of the solver. In almost all cases,
the grid is rotationally symmetric.