applause; enthusiastic praise or approval
a person who moves slowly or falls behind
to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
broken stone or bricks; ruins
to take such a passage; to quote
to return, go back
a passage taken from a book, article, etc.
to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly
disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony
to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully
to make impossible, prevent, shut out
an order having the force of law
a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable, or rewarding; a source of wealth or prosperity; a very large amount; sudden profit or gain
a noisy quarrel
a proverb, wise saying
lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude
to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by argument; to herd
a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place
to work with, work together
to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, brush against; to compete for
falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond
of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive
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.
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.
For the easiest crossword templates, WordMint is the way to go!
For a quick and easy pre-made template, simply search through WordMint’s existing 500,000+ templates. With so many to choose from, you’re bound to find the right one for you!
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”.
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.
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.
All of our templates can be exported into Microsoft Word to easily print, or you can save your work as a PDF to print for the entire class. Your puzzles get saved into your account for easy access and printing in the future, so you don’t need to worry about saving them at work or at home!
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.