to cut into long, thin strips.
to cook with dry heat, usually in an oven
to heat a liquid until bubble rise constantly to the surface
to cook by direct heat, as in a broiler
to cook in hot fat such as grease
to heat a solid food, such as butter, until it becomes a liquid
to cook meat or poultry in the oven by dry heat
to cook in a small amount of fat
to cook in liquid that is just below the boiling point
to cook over boiling water
to cut into small pieces
to break food into small pieces by rubbing it against a grater
to cut into very small pieces
to remove a thin layer of skin or peeling from fruits and vegetables
to mix ingredients with an over-and-over motion
to mix two or more ingredients together
to blend ingredients until soft and smooth, such as butter with sugar
to combine shortening and dry ingredients with a pastry blender or two knives
to press and fold dough with the hands until it is smooth
to combine two or more ingredients by beating or stirring
to put dry ingredients through a sifter to break up particles and mix thoroughly
to mix ingredients lightly
to beat rapidly until the mixture is fluffy
to place a coating over a food, such as bread crumbs
to refrigerate a food until it is completely cold
to lower the temperature of a food, usually to room temperature
to rub a surface with fat, such as shortening, oil, or butter
to soak food in a sauce before cooking to make it more tender or more flavorful
to bring a health unit, such as an oven, to a certain temperature before using it
to add salt, pepper, herbs, and other seasonings to a food

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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.

How do I create a crossword template?

For the easiest crossword templates, WordMint is the way to go!

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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!

Create your own from scratch

  • Log in to your account (it’s free to join!)
  • Head to ‘My Puzzles’
  • Click ‘Create New Puzzle’ and select ‘Crossword’
  • Select your layout, enter your title and your chosen clues and answers
  • That’s it! The template builder will create your crossword template for you and you can save it to your account, export as a word document or pdf and print!

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?

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!

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.