Frequently Asked Questions: Word Search Puzzles


Yes, you can! Once you have selected an existing puzzle or created your own, you will see a button at the bottom of the page that says 'Play Online'. Just click that and you're good to go.

Yes! Once you have selected an existing puzzle or created your own, you will see a button at the bottom of the page that says 'Print Puzzle'.

A hidden message is formed with the letters that remain once you have found all the words in a puzzle. The message can be determined by working your way from left to right and top to bottom through the remaining letters. The message may be a word or a phrase, so you'll have to figure out where to put the spaces (if any). Some puzzles contain a 'scrambled' hidden message. In this case, you will need to unscramble the message from the remaining letters.

Usually, this occurs when you are trying to include a hidden message in the puzzle. If that's the case, here are some things you can try: (1) make the hidden message longer, (2) add more words to your list, (3) make the puzzle itself smaller - i.e. reduce the down and/or across dimensions, and/or (4) increase the difficulty setting.

Every effort is made to include as many words on your list as possible. However, depending on the settings for your puzzle it may not be possible to include them all. One thing you can try if you are finding some words excluded is to increase the size of the puzzle.

A caption is just something that shows up under the puzzle title. For example, this might describe the puzzle or give a hint to a hidden message. It does not have to be included.

There were only about 50 puzzles when the website was launched, but that number is increasing all the time as new puzzles are continually added.

Yes! New puzzles are being added all the time. Check back regularly to see fresh puzzles in a variety of categories.

Puzzles cannot be saved at this time. If this is functionality that you are interested in, let us know by clicking on the 'feedback' tab at the top and send us a note.

Still need help or don't see a question you would like answered? Just click on "feedback" at the top of the page and send us a note.