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20 Word Search Puzzles You Can Print for Free

Download these printable word search puzzles for hours of word hunting fun. It's the perfect exercise for your brain.

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Printable word search puzzles

Break out your pens or pencils and get your eyes ready. These word search puzzles are the perfect solo activity for a rainy day or if you’re just stuck inside. All the words are hidden vertically, horizontally, or diagonally—in both directions. The letters that remain unused in each puzzle form a sentence from left to right. Happy word hunting! Also, make sure to try these printable crossword puzzles to test your smarts.

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Printable word search: House

These words related to your house might be tricky to find.

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Printable word search answers: House

How many did you guess? If you can solve this secret word puzzle, you might be a genius.

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Printable word search: Flirt

How many of these flirty words can you find in the word search puzzle?

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Printable word search answers: Flirt

To help you solve these word search puzzles it can help to step away for a few minutes. This is how crossword puzzles can literally make you smarter.

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Printable word search: Jack Nicholson

How well do you know Jack Nicholson and how fast can you find these words that relate to him?

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Printable word search answers: Jack Nicholson

Did you find all 31 words? This is the hardest word to guess in hangman. You should use it the next time you play with friends.

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Printable word search: Frankenstein

Laboratory, lifeless, lonesome. Can you find them?

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Printable word search answers: Frankenstein

Which words did you get stuck on? See if you can find the missing number in this puzzle.

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Printable word search: Nursing

All nurses are heroes. Try to find these words about nursing in this word search puzzle.

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Printable word search answers: Nursing

Did you find “patient?” That one was tricky. Less than 60 percent of people can find the missing words in these puzzles. Can you?

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Printable word search: Machines

Try to find all 22 instances of the word.

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Printable word search answers: Machines

Did you score 22 out of 22? See if you can solve the world’s first crossword puzzle.

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Printable word search: Picasso

Still life, studio, surrealism. Try to find all of these words related to the famous artist, Picasso.

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Printable word search answers: Picasso

How many did you find? These words will help you solve almost any crossword puzzle.

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Printable word search: Kitchen Utensils

You might be able to locate all of these items in your kitchen, but can you find them in this printable word search?

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Printable word search Answers: Kitchen Utensils

Did you find measuring cup, kettle, and juicer? Try out these easy riddles that almost anyone can solve.

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Printable word search: Sound

Try to find all 32 words that relate to sound.

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Printable word search answers: Sound

How many did you get?

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Printable word search: Dreams

Some of these words related to dreams are tricky to find.

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Printable word search answers: Dreams

Did you at least find “bed?” Check out these palindrome words you’ve never thought of.

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Printable word search: Magic

The words on this word search aren’t just going to magically appear, you need to find them.

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Printable word search answers: Magic

Voila! Did you find all of them? These tricky crossword puzzle clues will leave you stumped.

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Printable word search: Art Trends

Some of the words are pretty tricky.

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Printable word search answers: Art Trends

Did you find pietism?

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Printable word search: Pizza

Basil, mozzarella, parmesan, pepper. Yum!

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Printable word search answers: Pizza

If you found all of the words in this printable word search, reward yourself with a pizza. This is what happens to your brain when you do a puzzle.

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Printable word search: Walt Disney

If you’re a big fan of Mickey, this one might come easy to you.

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Printable word search answers: Walt Disney

How many Disney princesses did you find? Try out these brainteasing puzzles.

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Printable word search: Printing

Try to find all 28 words.

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Printable word search answers: Printing

Did you get a 28 out of 28?

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Printable word search: Ball Sports

Even if you’re not into sports, you should be able to find these words.

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Printable word search answers: Ball Sports

Did you get pitch, play, and pool? These sudoku tips will help you win.

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Printable word search: Picnic

What yummy treats would you bring on your picnic?

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Printable word search answers: Picnic

Now go pack up for a picnic of your own. See if you can figure out these 1950s brainteasers.

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Printable word search: Poetry

Don’t let the riddle, prose, or elegy scare you off.

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Printable word search answers: Poetry

If you found all of these words you might say, “you’re a poet and you don’t know it.” These tricky brainteasers will leave you stumped.

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Printable word search: Carnivorans

How many of these carnivorous animals can you find in this printable word search?

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Printable word search answers: Carnivorans

Lions, and tigers, and binturongs, oh my! Try out these challenging word puzzles for more brain exercises.

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Printable word search: Zoo

There are 33 words in this word search, so it might get a little crowded. Make sure to use a sharp pencil.

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Printable word search answers: Zoo

Did you get all of them?

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Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is the Assistant Digital Managing Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. When she’s not writing for rd.com or keeping the 650+ pieces of content our team produces every month organized, she likes watching HGTV, going on Target runs, and searching through Instagram to find new corgi accounts to follow.