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Discovery School's PuzzleMaker

To create your word search, follow the steps below and click the “Create My Word Search” button when you are done.

Step 1.
Enter the title for your word search
The title will appear at the top of your page. IMPORTANT: Puzzle titles are limited to 49 characters.

Step 2.
Enter the size of your word search puzzle
Your puzzle can be up to 40 letters by 40 letters and still fit on one page. The optimum puzzle size is 15 letters by 15 letters.
Number of Letters Across
Number of Letters Down

Step 3.
Word search puzzle options
Puzzles where the words do not share any letters are faster to generate and easier to solve. If you choose to share letters as much as possible, the computer will take a little longer to generate the puzzle.

Use each letter only once.
Share letters occasionally.
Share letters as much as possible.

Step 4.
Word search puzzle output type

HTML. Choose this option if you plan on printing the puzzle directly from the browser.
Text. Chose this option if you plan on cutting and pasting the puzzle to a different application.
Lowercase Text. Same as "Text" except letters are lowercase.

Step 5.
Enter your words
Separate your words with commas, spaces or type each word on a new line. Any character that is not a letter will be considered a space.

Step 6.
Check your puzzles
Puzzlemaker uses a word filter to prevent the random creation of offensive words. After you create your puzzle, proofread it carefully to check for the placement of unintended words created by random letter combinations. You can regenerate your puzzle by selecting the "Back" button in your browser and pressing the "Create" button again.