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Printable word games

No doubt, many word games are digital now. But sometimes the traditional version of a printed pencil and paper word games is more fun. In this category we present you word games you normally find on paper or you can print to solve them.

“Crossword puzzles involve a significant amount of wordplay and creativity.”

constructing crosswords David Steinberg

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He was twelve when he sent a crossword he had constructed on his own to the New York Times. Today David Steinberg is one of the best crossword constructers in the US at 19! We spoke with him about his work, crossword tournaments, and his Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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Will Shortz – The Man behind the New York Times Crossword puzzles

Crossword puzzles from Will Shortz

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Have you ever puzzled over any crossword clues from New York Times crossword puzzles? Since 1993 Will Shortz has been the creator of those clues. We had the chance to speak with him about crossword puzzles and the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament taking place in April 2016.

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Hangman, a world classic game

Hangman

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Our How to play Hangman article explains the rules to play hangman online or with pen and paper.

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Simple Hangman Tactics

Hangman

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This article will provide some simple tactics for the pen and pencil game Hangman.

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Seven Simple Ways to Solve an Anagram

She Invents Seven Hints

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Whether you’re playing Scrabble or Boggle, solving cryptic crosswords or attempting the numerous word puzzles that you might find in a daily newspaper, one thing is for certain: the ability to rearrange a set of letters into some kind of recognizable pattern is a key skill.

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How to Solve a Cryptic Crossword

Cryptic Crossword

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In a cryptic crossword there are a number of unwritten rules, keys that need to be known and used in order to unlock each answer, providing that you understand them and know how to use them. This article will provide you ten hint for solving cryptic crosswords.

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A Mastermind with Words – Jotto

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Jotto is a simple but entertaining decrypting game with words. The only thing you need is a paper and a pencil. There are different ways to play. Here you can learn the rules and possible variations.

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Printable Word Games Selection

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We prepared a brief overview of different printable word games: Crossword puzzles, Jotto and Word search.

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Word Polygon Puzzle

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The aim of a word polygon puzzle is to create words out of nine or less letters. Learn more about these word games from our recent article.

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