A button located in the bottom-right corner of a dialog box.
A command used to designate a file as hidden, archived or read only.
Windows command used to repair and recover from hard drive problems.
Located in bottom right corner of window. Ignores any changes the user has made.
Also known as the CHDIR command.
A program that locates clusters that are disassociated from the appropriate data file.
Located in the upper-right corner of a dialog box with an X.
A command used to open the comand prompt on windows.
Text based environment where commands are entered.
An option used when working from a command prompt that allows a command to be controlled or operated on differently.
Compaction of a file or folder to take less disk space.
A section within Windows Explorer
A menu of options usually available from the main menu that is brought up by right clicking on an item.
A Windows icon that allows computer configration such as adding or removing software, adding or removing hardware, configuring a screen saver and much more.
A comand used from a command prompt to transfer one or more files from one place to another.
A command issued from a command prompt that is used to delete a file or folder.
The interface between the user and the applications, files, and hardware, and is part of the graphical user interface environment.
A command used from a command prompt that displays the contents of a directory.
In older operating systems, an electronic container that holds files and even other directories. Today's operating systems use the term folder.
A command-based utility used in preparing hard disk partitions and volumes for use.
The default library grouping used by Windows 7 applications when saving files.
A method of securing data from unauthorized users. Data is converted into an unreadable format.
An electronic container holding data or computer code that serves as a basic unit of storage.
A Windows command used to repair the hard drive boot sector if it has been corrupted and replaces it with a non-Windows Vista/Windows 7 boot sector or, if an earlier version of Windows has been installed after Windows Vista or Windows 7.

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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!

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  • 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.

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.