By last estimate, over fifty-million crossword puzzles are solved every day.

Seen widely as the most popular type of word game in the world crossword puzzles can be a fun way to help use expand our vocabulary and critically think about word uses at the same time. The words used can fall under a single theme or be big and bold like those found in the New York Times. The first crossword puzzle appeared in eighteenth century England. The first known crossword puzzle book was published just over a hundred years ago in Liverpool England. About ten years later, they began to appear in newspaper publications across the world.

The best way to attack a new crossword puzzle is with pencil. You are most likely bound to make a few mistakes along the way. Always start with words that you know. You can get an idea by briefly reading all the clues. There are bound to be a few that are just simple for you. Once you find your first word, fill those letters into words that build off of your word. This will provide you with hints to help you along the way. If you are really stumped, start with the words with the fewest letters, we tend to recognize those first. As you scroll down the page you will find 60 printable and digital crossword puzzle worksheets that come with a complete answer key. Each crossword puzzle has approximately 115 missing clues that you need to find based on the clue. The top set of crossword puzzles consists of theme-based puzzles they are appropriate for most grade levels and are based more on student interest. We also have worksheets down below that feature puzzles that target grade leveled vocabulary words. The word sets that we explore are based on national word lists. At the high school level, we have included a good number of SAT and ACT word sets that we have used in the past. I think you will find this series of crossword puzzle helpful and super educational.

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Printable Crossword Puzzles Worksheets

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Games You Play with a Ball Crossword Puzzle

You play this on a 100-yard field.

Modern Day Americans Who Changed the World

Complete the puzzle using the first name of the women described below.

Food and Health Documentaries

Reveals the secrets kept from you by the weight-loss and diet industries.

Alphabet Soup: US Government Agencies

The agency that is concerned with housing and homelessness.

The 14 Healthiest Vegetables Crossword Puzzle Worksheet

The leafy green with rainbow-colored stems.

State Nicknames #1

The Volunteer State.

State Nicknames #2

Are these official?

U.S. Presidents

Who ordered the drop of atomic bombs on Japan?

Animal Homes and Baby Animals

This is a nice two for one deal.

Character Traits

Are you supportive, trustworthy and never give up?

Disney Movies

What was the first animated feature ever generated completely on computers?

Healthiest Fruits Crossword Puzzle

These contain antioxidants that protect cells from oxidative damage.

Greek Gods and Goddesses

Who is the god of archery, music, poetry, prophecy, medicine, and the sun?

Roman Names for Greek Gods and Goddesses

Which god has no Greek name?

Harry Potter Spells

Which spelling makes the target obey every command, one of the three unforgivable curses?

Talking about Literature

This is a reference to something well-known that exists outside of the literary work.

Famous Poets

Who wrote these famous poems?

NFL-AFC Teams Crossword Puzzle

Complete the puzzle with the names of the American Football Conference (AFC) teams.


Complete the puzzle with the names of the National Football Conference (NFC) teams.

Complete the Oxymoron

One word should giver it away.

Do You Know Your Phobias?

What do you fear?

Zodiac Signs and Symbols

Which animal are you?

Let's Cook!

What do you call? -to beat rapidly to incorporate air and to increase volume.

An Ocean of Words

This is an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land.

Silent Letters

Words with letters that are very quiet.

Word Roots: Bio

A major ecological community with distinct climate and flora.

Uncommon Words

A neutral or uncommitted person, especially in politics.

Backwards | Forwards

What a great relative position or degree of value in a graded group.

Words of Freedom

This is a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous.

Geography Crossword Puzzle

A natural flowing streams of fresh water descending from mountains.

At Home

Words related to your home.

Pet Words

These are the sharp curved parts of animal’s and bird's feet.

Outer Space

These are planets that are rocky and Earthlike in size.

Ways to Say Hot!

A word for containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor.

Penguin Puzzle

This is a showy growth of feathers or skin on the head of an animal.

Ways to Say You've Got a Problem

This is a situation from which extrication is difficult.

Spooky Words Crossword Puzzle

This is a dead body brought back to life by a supernatural force.

Out with the Old

This word is serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being.

Talk Like A Pirate Day

This is a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid.

Words for Finding Fault

An endless sea of negative words.


Types of punctuation.

Veterans Day

Words that relate to the day.

The Study Of...

A lot of ologys here.

The State, Quality, or Condition of...

Words that attach themselves to the value of something.

Roots Words Crossword Puzzle

We are talking word roots here.

Middle School Vocabulary Words

Vocabulary words that are perfect for this level.

Middle School Part 2

Have another go at it.

Middle School Leveled Vocabulary

Do you know these words?

First Grade Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

What is a round bump or handle?

Second Grade Vocabulary

This is a piece of something thin hinged on one side that hangs down to cover an opening.

Third Grade Vocabulary

This is an elaborate, beautifully striking thing?

Fourth Grade Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle Worksheet

This is wild with fear, anxiety or some other emotion.

Fifth Grade Vocabulary

This is a gradual and continuous loss of strength, numbers, quality, or value.

Sixth Grade Vocabulary

This is a category of artistic composition with similarities in form, style, or subject matter.

Seventh Grade Vocabulary

A trap for catching animals, typically with a noose of wire/cord.

Eight Grade Vocabulary

An extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury.

9th Grade Vocabulary

This is an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.

10th Grade Vocabulary Words Crossword Puzzle

This is a person who opposes official policy.

11th Grade Vocabulary

This is a concise and exact use of words.

12th Grade Vocabulary

This is a political leader who seeks support by appealing to the desires and prejudices of ordinary people rather than by using rational argument.