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20 Word Search Puzzles You Can Print for Free

Download these printable word search puzzles for hours of word hunting fun. It's the perfect exercise for your brain.

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Printable word search puzzles

Break out your pens or pencils and get your eyes ready. These word search puzzles are the perfect solo activity for a rainy day or if you’re just stuck inside. All the words are hidden vertically, horizontally, or diagonally—in both directions. The letters that remain unused in each puzzle form a sentence from left to right. Happy word hunting!

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Printable word search: House

These words related to your house might be tricky to find.

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Printable word search answers: House

How many did you guess?

And while you’re at it, find out why jigsaw puzzles are good for your brain.

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Printable word search: Flirt

How many of these flirty words can you find in the word search puzzle?

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Printable word search answers: Flirt

To help you solve these word search puzzles it can help to step away for a few minutes.

Here’s what happens to your brain when you do a puzzle.

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Printable word search: Jack Nicholson

How well do you know Jack Nicholson and how fast can you find these words that relate to him?

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Printable word search answers: Jack Nicholson

Did you find all 31 words?

Check out these secrets to acing crossword puzzles!

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Printable word search: Frankenstein

Laboratory, lifeless, lonesome. Can you find them?

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Printable word search answers: Frankenstein

Which words did you get stuck on?

Boost your brain power by trying these fun brain games.

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Printable word search: Nursing

All nurses are heroes. Try to find these words about nursing in this word search puzzle.

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Printable word search answers: Nursing

Did you find “patient?” That one was tricky.

These tricky crossword puzzle clues will leave you stumped!

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Printable word search: Machines

Try to find all 22 instances of the word.

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Printable word search answers: Machines

Did you score 22 out of 22?

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Printable word search: Picasso

Still life, studio, surrealism. Try to find all of these words related to the famous artist, Picasso.

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Printable word search answers: Picasso

How many did you find?

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Printable word search: Kitchen Utensils

You might be able to locate all of these items in your kitchen, but can you find them in this printable word search?

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Printable word search Answers: Kitchen Utensils

Did you find measuring cup, kettle, and juicer?

Put your thinking cap on and find the answers to these riddles for kids!

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Printable word search: Sound

Try to find all 32 words that relate to sound.

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Printable word search answers: Sound

How many did you get?

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Printable word search: Dreams

Some of these words related to dreams are tricky to find.

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Printable word search answers: Dreams

Did you at least find “bed?”

Have these palindrome words ever crossed your mind?

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Printable word search: Magic

The words on this word search aren’t just going to magically appear, you need to find them.

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Printable word search answers: Magic

Voila! Did you find all of them?

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Printable word search: Art Trends

Some of the words are pretty tricky.

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Printable word search answers: Art Trends

Did you find pietism?

From the Bible to Shakespeare, we’ve rounded up the most famous riddles in history!

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Printable word search: Pizza

Basil, mozzarella, parmesan, pepper. Yum!

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Printable word search answers: Pizza

If you found all of the words in this printable word search, reward yourself with a pizza.

Check out the hardest words to spell in the English language.

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Printable word search: Walt Disney

If you’re a big fan of Mickey, this one might come easy to you.

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Printable word search answers: Walt Disney

How many Disney princesses did you find?

Can you pass this quiz of fourth grade spelling words?

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Printable word search: Printing

Try to find all 28 words.

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Printable word search answers: Printing

Did you get a 28 out of 28?

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Printable word search: Ball Sports

Even if you’re not into sports, you should be able to find these words.

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Printable word search answers: Ball Sports

Did you get pitch, play, and pool?

Here are the toughest winning words from the National Spelling Bee!

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Printable word search: Picnic

What yummy treats would you bring on your picnic?

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Printable word search answers: Picnic

Now go pack up for a picnic of your own.

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Printable word search: Poetry

Don’t let the riddle, prose, or elegy scare you off.

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Printable word search answers: Poetry

If you found all of these words you might say, “you’re a poet and you don’t know it.”

Can you answer these real Jeopardy! questions about words?

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Printable word search: Carnivorans

How many of these carnivorous animals can you find in this printable word search?

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Printable word search answers: Carnivorans

Lions, and tigers, and binturongs, oh my!

Test your knowledge of these aviation terms.

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Printable word search: Zoo

There are 33 words in this word search, so it might get a little crowded. Make sure to use a sharp pencil.

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Printable word search answers: Zoo

Did you get all of them?

An MIT professor called this “the hardest logic puzzle ever.” Can you solve it?

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