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Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists.

Word Search Puzzle

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

Step 1
The title will appear at the top of your page. (49 characters or fewer.)
Step 2
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.
Step 3
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.
Step 4
Choose puzzle output as either and image or HTML.
Step 5
Choose if you would like your puzzle to be built using all uppercase, all lowercase or mixed case letters.
Step 6
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. Fill with Sample Data
Step 7
Step 8
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 My Puzzle" button again.