beadboard a type of paneling that is covered in a series of distinctive
Asbestos a material previously used in construction products, attractive due to its stability and fire-resistance, but proven to cause various types of lung
cased ______ opening; an interior doorway or opening with all the trim and molding installed without the door or
barn ______ doors; sliding doors suspended by hooks on a stationary pole over the
pergola a slatted shading structure in a patio
object __________ art; items framed and serving as part of the motif of a
vessel a type of sink that sits on the surface of a
subway _____ style; A style of white glazed ceramic
dutch _______ door; a door that is split into two sections, top and bottom, so that one half may be open while the other remains
German _____ smear mimics the look of irregular stones and heavy mortar joints, a style often found on centuries-old cottages and castles throughout northern
Shiplap a type of wooden board milled with a halved groove called a rabbet, so the edges connect snugly together, one on top of the other, leaving a distinctive reveal line between
fixerupper Something that is dire need of repair, but is more of a hobby to fix rather than a
Zoning governmental specifications detailing how certain property may be
Watt the measure of the electrical requirement of an appliance or
Tread the horizontal piece of a
Soffit the visible, finished underside of a structural part of a building; may include the underside of staircases, eaves, arches, beams, or a roof
RValue a measure of thermal resistance that gauges the effectiveness of different types of home
Latex paint that can be removed with water while it is
Jamb vertical sides of door and window
HVAC all appliances used to condition the air within the
Grout a thin mortar that is typically used to fill the spaces between floor or wall
Gloss describes the level of the finish, or shine, of
Enamel a type of paint that dries to a smooth, hard finish and comes in a range of

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a crossword?

Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.

Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.

Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.

Who is a crossword suitable for?

The fantastic thing about crosswords is, they are completely flexible for whatever age or reading level you need. You can use many words to create a complex crossword for adults, or just a couple of words for younger children.

Crosswords can use any word you like, big or small, so there are literally countless combinations that you can create for templates. It is easy to customise the template to the age or learning level of your students.

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How do I choose the clues for my crossword?

Once you’ve picked a theme, choose clues that match your students current difficulty level. For younger children, this may be as simple as a question of “What color is the sky?” with an answer of “blue”.

Are crosswords good for students?

Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.

Crosswords are great for building and using vocabulary.

If this is your first time using a crossword with your students, you could create a crossword FAQ template for them to give them the basic instructions.

Can I print my crossword template?

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Can I create crosswords in other languages?

Crosswords are a fantastic resource for students learning a foreign language as they test their reading, comprehension and writing all at the same time. When learning a new language, this type of test using multiple different skills is great to solidify students' learning.

We have full support for crossword templates in languages such as Spanish, French and Japanese with diacritics including over 100,000 images, so you can create an entire crossword in your target language including all of the titles, and clues.