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Word Puzzles

Word Searches New!

In each of the these word searches, words are hidden horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, forwards or backwards. Can you find all the words in the word lists?

Associated Words

In each of these puzzles, a list of words is given. To solve the puzzle, think of a single word that goes with each to form a compound word (or word pair that functions as a compound word). For example, if the given words are volley, field, and bearing, then the answer would be ball, because the word ball can be added to each of the other words to form volleyball, ballfield, and ball bearing.

Word Fragments

In each of these puzzles, a word fragment is given, and you must think of an English word that contains the fragment -- that is, you must form a word by adding letters to the beginning and/or the end of the fragment. You may not add letters to the middle of the fragment, nor may you rearrange the letters given.

Word Ends

In each of these puzzles, a word starts and ends with the same letter. Can you figure out what the word is?

Missing Pairs

In each of these puzzles, there are two double blanks. Fill in the blanks with the same pair of letters to complete an English word. For example, use the letter-pair ac in b__ckp__k to make the word backpack.

Garbled Proverbs

In each of these puzzles, a proverb is written with exactly one letter of each word replaced with another. Can you figure out what the original proverb is?


Cryptograms are encoded English sayings or quotations where each letter has been substituted for another. Each puzzle uses a different substitution scheme, but letter substitutions are applied consistently throughout each individual puzzle. A letter may not stand for itself. Can you decode these cryptograms?

Cryptogram Maker

This tool can be used to create your own cryptograms for other people to solve.

Language Puzzles

These puzzles are about words and language. Can you solve them?