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Students love working word search puzzles. Puzzles make learning vocabulary both fun and challenging. What many students are not aware of is how crossword puzzles help them learn vocabulary. Crossword puzzles have been around in one form or another since Egyptian times. They first became a cultural icon in the 1920s after Simon and Schuster printed the first book of them. Crossword solving involves several useful skills including vocabulary, reasoning, spelling, and word attack skills. While students see crossword puzzles as a break from the drudgery of class work, is actually one of the best activities they can do to help themselve learn "boring words" of English.

The Crossword puzzles in the menu above are pdf versions of the interactive Crossword puzzles found here. All puzzles contain an answer key for your convenience. If you have any crossword puzzles you would like to share, please contact me.

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