stress or single out as important
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each word
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity
a protein that produces an immune response
have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
conceal one's true motives from
conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization
an outward semblance misrepresenting the nature of something
call to remembrance
the determination of the temporal sequence of past events
crouch or curl up
propriety in manners and conduct
the act of removing a part from the whole
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
without or almost without hope
a conversation between two persons
make known to the public information previously kept secret
selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
a closed plane curve with an oval shape
a government order imposing a trade barrier
notation of how many times to multiply a quantity by itself
having or showing great excitement and interest
feel extreme happiness or elation
a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure
extremely impressive in strength or excellence
a member of an irregular army that fights a stronger force
a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
that which is inherited
a writing system using picture symbols
a photograph for reproducing a three-dimensional image
pretending to have qualities or beliefs that do you do not have
of the condition in which an organism can resist disease
improperly forward or bold
drawing a conclusion on the basis of circumstancial evidence
contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
full of or showing high-spirited merriment
a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters
complex system of paths in which it is easy to get lost
brief and to the point
a plant occuring in crusyty patches on tree trunks or rocks
the distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1 year
a military training exercise
a mammal the female of which has a pouch carrying the young
a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
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.
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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!
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.