Make your own word search puzzle
You can use this page to create your own word search puzzle with your own list of words. These puzzles are popular with different groups of people, especially teachers and students.
If you’re interested in the background of this site, you might look up this interview.
Please enter a set of words. When you are done, hit the “Make Puzzle” button to generate a word search puzzle. Once the puzzle is displayed, you can use the “Printable HTML” or “Printable PDF” buttons to get a clean page suitable for printing with your web browser.
The puzzle that is generated will remain on this server for about two months. If you want to ensure that you have a copy of the generated puzzle, make sure you save a copy.
Some users list their puzzles for all to see.
If you want help with international characters, you can call up an Alphabet chart to use for cutting and pasting letters that are hard to type. This chart will come up in a separate window.
Some people find this word list form too small, or want to have hidden words. There is another form with many more words, but large puzzles will take a longer time to generate. Be patient.
Tip: If you’ve listed a puzzle for the public that you wish you hadn’t, go to the My Puzzles link in the sidebar. From there you can “Unlist” a puzzle, or completely delete it.
Over the years, I’ve received many messages from students, teachers, and parents who have used the program for school work as well as a way to give a pleasant diversion from the normal grind.
If you want more information about this website or how the web site works, check out our Additional Information page.