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★★★ We now have Sudoku Puzzles! Woo-hoo! ★★★

Are you looking for free word searches, crosswords, fill-ins, sudoku, and other puzzles? Well, you've come to the right place!

This page gives you access to over 6,700 fully-printable puzzles. We have puzzles in regular size, and LARGE PRINT too. Take your pick. And best of all, they are always free!

All of our printables were designed to be printer-friendly. As long as your computer can open PDF files and your printer is loaded with standard 8.5" × 11" paper, you are ready to start solving.

Note: click the [direct link] below the embedded PDF file if you have trouble printing. The file should then directly download and open on your device. You can print it from there.

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Pro Tip: Save paper by setting your printer to print on both sides of the paper. We craft our printables assuming most users will do just that.

★★★ Check out our newest book! ★★★

250 HOMEMADE WORD GAMES: RULES, STRATEGIES, EXAMPLES by Charles Waterford

★★★ Word Search Puzzles ★★★

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Scattered on this page you'll find 100 numbered booklets, with 15 themed booklets in the right margin. Each booklet has 24 word search puzzles with solutions, and each puzzle hides 20 words in a medium-sized 22×20 letter grid. That's a total of over 2,700 puzzles with 55,000+ words for you to solve – if you dare to print them all out. Here are the first five:

(booklets #6–100 scattered below)

If our main selection of booklets are not challenging enough, then try our extreme booklets. Each booklet has 12 word search puzzles with solutions, and each puzzle hides 48 words in a large 34×32 letter grid. So far we have 100 booklets – that's 1,200 puzzles with 57,000+ words – and there are more coming. Here are the first five:

(booklets #6–100 scattered below)

Play Online Word Search Puzzles!

Wanna solve a word search online? Check these puzzles out. They are best viewed and played on a large screen computer, like a laptop or a desktop. So far we have 32 themed puzzles, but more are coming:

Animals   Universities   Colors
State Capitals   Best Picture   Hit Songs
Big Cities   Animal Homes   Languages
NFL Teams   Flowers
Repeats 1   Repeats 2   Repeats 3
Repeats 4   Repeats 5   Repeats 6
Repeats 7   Repeats 8   Repeats 9
Repeats 10   Repeats 11   Repeats 12
Repeats 13   Repeats 14   Repeats 15
Repeats 16   Repeats 17   Repeats 18
Repeats 19
Stocks 1   Stocks 2   Stocks 3   Stocks 4

Additionally, there are 100 LARGE PRINT booklets grouped together at the very bottom of this page. Each of these booklets has 10 full page puzzles, with 10 full page solutions. With fourteen 26pt font size words hidden in each of these 1,000 puzzles, there are 14,000 additional words for you to find. Here are the first five:

(booklets #6–80 at page bottom)

Don't like booklets? Then try our themed word search singlets. To date we have 550 themed puzzles across two difficulty levels. The medium puzzles hide 15 words, and the hard puzzles hide 24 words in denser grids. And, of course, these puzzles print out nicely too. Look for the 'Printer-friendly' or [direct link] beneath each puzzle if you have an issue with printing.

Examples of MEDIUM puzzles:

Examples of HARD puzzles:

In all, there are over 5,500 fully-printable word search puzzles with 137,000+ words for you to solve!

★★★ Crossword Puzzles ★★★

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We also have crossword puzzles! Current count is 100 easy ones. Most have 13 × 13 grids, but some have larger 19 × 19 grids (these are labeled with an asterisk*).

Note: click the [direct link] below the embedded PDF file if you have trouble printing. The file should then directly download and open on your device. You can print it from there.

Here are the first five:

(puzzles #6–100 scattered below)

★★★ Why not save on printing costs ★★★
and buy the book?

A Hundred Fast ā€˜nā€™ Easy Crosswords (Volume 1) by Charles Waterford

★★★ Fill-in Puzzles ★★★

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detective with magnifying glass

We also just started making fill-in puzzles. We currently have 120 puzzles. Please note that the more challenging puzzles have an asterisk* next to them, while the largest, most challenging puzzles have two asterisks**.

Note: click the [direct link] below the embedded PDF file if you have trouble printing. The file should then directly download and open on your device. You can print it from there.

Here are the first five:

(puzzles #6–120 scattered below)

★★★ Why not save on printing costs ★★★
and buy the book?

A Hundred Fill-In Puzzles (Volume 1) by Charles Waterford

★★★ Even Steven Puzzles ★★★

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detective with magnifying glass

And if you like crossword puzzles, here's a great warm-up game. It's called Even Steven and we have over 1,000 of these quick and fun puzzles for you to solve. The idea is to guess two words, which differ by a single letter, from two clues. The printable version has two pages with 25 puzzles and solutions. Forty files so far, and there are more to come. Look for the [direct link] beneath each file.

Here are the first five:

(booklets #6–40 scattered below)

We also have an interactive online version of Even Stevens puzzles. Over 100 pages with 10 puzzles per page. We invite you to take a look.

NEW! ★★★ Sudoku Puzzles ★★★ NEW!

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detective with magnifying glass

Exciting news: we have just expanded into sudoku puzzles! Just like our other puzzles, they are organized in small, fully-printable booklets. Each booklet has 5 puzzles in 5 levels of difficulty. You can choose from easy, medium, hard, expert, or diabolic. Or attempt all five if you so wish. We have 26 booklets (or 130 puzzles) so far.

Note: click the [direct link] below the embedded PDF file if you have trouble printing. The file should then directly download and open on your device. You can print it from there.

Here are the first five:

(booklets #6–26 scattered below)

★★★ Published Word Search Books ★★★

If you are looking for quality puzzle books at prices that won't break your pocket book, you are in luck too. Whether you seek 1000+ puzzles in a single volume or pocket-sized travel companions, themed or un-themed puzzles, or unconventional word searches, we have them all. So we invite you to browse the thumbnails below. We are continuously adding to our suite of offerings.

By the way, all of our published books are printed on thick, non-bleed-through paper, in contrast to the newsprint puzzle books you find in most grocery store checkout aisles. They make perfect gifts for yourself, or for the puzzle lover in your life.

Biggest Collections

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As far as we know, there are no bigger word search books on this or any other planet!

The Biggest Word Search Book in the Universe: 1,328 Puzzles (Volume 1) by Charles Waterford
The Biggest Word Search Book in the Universe: 1,328 Puzzles (Volume 2) by Charles Waterford
The Biggest Word Search Book in the Universe: 1,328 Puzzles (Volume 3) by Charles Waterford
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The Biggest Word Search Book in the Universe: 1,328 Puzzles (Volume 4) by Charles Waterford
The Biggest Bible Word Search Book on Earth: Over 1,300 Verses & Puzzles (Volume 1) by Charles Waterford
The Biggest Word Search Book in the Universe: 1,328 Puzzles (Volume 5) by Charles Waterford
Pro Tip: Maribeth K. from Topeka, KS writes that she solved the "loose leaf mess" that happens when you drop printouts to the floor: print out 10 booklets at a time, double-sided. Then use a three-hole punch and arrange the 70 sheets of paper into a three-ring binder. In this way she makes a 140 page word search book with 240 puzzles which she confidently handles whenever she feels the urge to solve.
The WORLD'S BIGGEST Word Search Book: 1,072 Puzzles (Volume 1) by Charles Waterford
The WORLD'S BIGGEST Word Search Book: 1,072 Puzzles (Volume 2) by Charles Waterford
The WORLD'S BIGGEST Word Search Book: 1,072 Puzzles (Volume 3) by Charles Waterford

Up for a challenge?

Try the World's First Crossword Puzzle from 1913

The WORLD'S BIGGEST Word Search Book: 1,072 Puzzles (Volume 4) by Charles Waterford
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The WORLD'S BIGGEST Word Search Book: 1,072 Puzzles (Volume 5) by Charles Waterford

Did you know?

The first documented word search was published in 1968. You can find it in the March 1st edition of the Selenby Digest. This aptly named "sell and buy" digest was a small, want ad newspaper distributed for free in grocery stores in Norman, Oklahoma. The puzzle was constructed by Norman E. Gibat and featured the cities and towns of his home state. A second puzzle using street names came out a week later. While the Digest was short-lived and Norman of Norman did not publish puzzles after that, area teachers immediately saw their value as a teaching aid and started using them in their classrooms. Word apparently spread and the rest, as they say, is history.

Pretty Big Collections

Not quite the biggest, but plenty big for most.

The 1,000 Puzzle Word Search Book (Volume 1) by Charles Waterford
The 1,000 Puzzle Word Search Book (Volume 2) by Charles Waterford
The 600 Puzzle Word Search Book (Volume 1) by Charles Waterford
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The 600 Puzzle Word Search Book (Volume 2) by Charles Waterford
The 500 Puzzle Word Search Book (Volume 1) by Charles Waterford
The 500 Puzzle Word Search Book (Volume 2) by Charles Waterford

Themed Collections

Word lists organized in sometimes quirky categories.

101 Themed Word Search Puzzles: From A to Z and Back Again (A Couple Times) Vol. 1 by Charles Waterford
101 Themed Word Search Puzzles: From A to Z and Back Again (A Couple Times) Vol. 2 by Charles Waterford
101 Themed Word Search Puzzles: From A to Z and Back Again (A Couple Times) Vol. 3 by Charles Waterford
 
 
 
 
101 Themed Word Search Puzzles: From A to Z and Back Again (A Couple Times) Vol. 4 by Charles Waterford
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101 Themed Word Search Puzzles: From A to Z and Back Again (A Couple Times) Vol. 5 by Charles Waterford
100 Alphabet Word Searches, Vol. 1 by Charles Waterford
Word Searching by the Letter (Vol. 1: S-Words) by Charles Waterford
Word Searching by the Letter (Vol. 2: C-Words) by Charles Waterford
Word Search: All Counties, Parishes & Boroughs in the United States! (Travel Size Edition, Vol. 1) by Charles Waterford
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Word Search: All Counties, Parishes & Boroughs in the United States! (Large Print Edition, Vol. 1) by Charles Waterford

Unique Collections

Our exclusive Shapes Series offers puzzles with words hidden in fun shapes.

Word Search Squares (Shapes Series, Vol. 1) by Charles Waterford
Word Search Corners (Shapes Series, Vol. 2) by Charles Waterford
Word Search Rectangles (Shapes Series, Vol. 3) by Charles Waterford
Word Search Horseshoes (Shapes Series, Vol. 4) by Charles Waterford
Word Search Donuts (Shapes Series, Vol. 5) by Charles Waterford
Word Search Big Squares (Shapes Series, Vol. 6) by Charles Waterford
Word Search Two Bricks (Shapes Series, Vol. 7) by Charles Waterford
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Word Search 4-Letter L's (Shapes Series, Vol. 8) by Charles Waterford
Word Search Squares,Corners, Rectangles, Horseshoes (Shapes Series, Vols. 1-4) by Charles Waterford
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Word Search Donuts, Big Squares, Two Bricks, 4-Letter L's (Shapes Series, Vols. 5-8) by Charles Waterford

Everyday Collections

Convenient pocket-sized books with 80 to 400 puzzles each.

The 80 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 1 by Charles Waterford
The 80 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 2 by Charles Waterford
The 80 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 3 by Charles Waterford
The 80 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 4 by Charles Waterford
The 100 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 1 by Charles Waterford
The 100 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 2 by Charles Waterford
The 100 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 3 by Charles Waterford
The 100 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 4 by Charles Waterford
The 100 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 5 by Charles Waterford
The 150 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 1 by Charles Waterford
The 150 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 2 by Charles Waterford
The 200 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 1 by Charles Waterford
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The 200 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 2 by Charles Waterford
The 200 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 3 by Charles Waterford
The 300 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 1 by Charles Waterford
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The 300 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 2 by Charles Waterford
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The 400 Puzzle Word Search Book, Vol. 1 by Charles Waterford

No Answer Key Collections

Hundreds of extra puzzles in place of an answer key.

Word Searching Without A Net (600 Puzzles) by Charles Waterford
Word Searching Without A Net (1,556 Puzzles) by Charles Waterford
Word Searching Without A Net (1,250 Puzzles) by Charles Waterford

Miscellaneous Collections

Word searches by any other name are still word searches.

250 Word Seeks, Vol. 1 by Charles Waterford
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250 Word Seeks, Vol. 2 by Charles Waterford
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250 Word Seeks, Vol. 3 by Charles Waterford
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250 Word Seeks, Vol. 4 by Charles Waterford

Large Print Booklet Collection

Fifty LARGE PRINT Word Search Puzzles and Solutions: Volume 1 by Charles Waterford