# Welcome to our Interactive Word Search Main Puzzle page!

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• Interactive Word Search

Our 'NEW' Interactive page features Word Search Interactive puzzles. This is a complement to our PDF Word Search puzzles which can be found here: PRINTABLE WORD SEARCH

Remember at our site it is 'ALWAYS FREE TO PLAY ! "

So what makes interactive different, with our interactive puzzles it is the fact that you can play these games online, so If you just want to play online click below for the interactive Word Search section We also recommend that you read the interactive instructions by clicking on the header labeled 'Interactive instructions' which will expand the contents and explain some interactive game rules.

SOLVING TIPS/STRATEGY

#### SOLVING TIPS/STRATEGY

• A common strategy for finding all the words is to go through the puzzle left to right (or vice versa) and look for the first letter of the word (if a word list is provided). After finding the letter, one should look at the eight surrounding letters to see whether the next letter of the word is there.You should then continue this method until the entire word is found.
• Another strategy is to look for 'outstanding' letters within the word one is searching for (if a word list is provided). Since most word searches use capital letters, it is easiest to spot the letters that stand out from others. These letters are Q, O, U, X, and Z.
• Sometimes the puzzle itself will help. The puzzles generated by a computer tend to put words in patterns. Furthermore, the bigger the words and the more words, the easier they are to spot. In some computer-generated puzzles, if the person solving the puzzle sees one word, all they have to do to find more is to look in adjacent rows, columns, or diagonals. The puzzle might use every row, column, or diagonal—or just every other row, column, or diagonal.
• Lastly, the strategy of looking for double letters in the word being searched for (if a word list is provided) proves helpful, because it is easier to spot two identical side-by-side letters among a large grid of random letters.

• Solutions :

You can also find the solution pages( in PDF ) for these puzzles here : WORD SEARCH SOLUTIONS

Help clues and interactive instructions

• GAME PLAY

• The interactive Word Search game begins with the Game play control buttons to the left of the game board and the Word List to the right.

TO BEGIN SOLVING : simply click any letter on the gameboard, and drag the mouse to encircle any adjacent letters, then release the mouse when you have circled the desired word , or group of letters.

Note: You must click on a word( which will highlight the word ) in the Word List to be able to use the buttons (as explained below ).

• BUTTONS

• In our version of interactive Word Search ( for Game play ) there are several buttons you should know :

Start Over (sometimes 'Revert' )---- Game reset, clears all circled words in the current puzzle.

Save ---- Allows you to save game progress for return at a later date.

Check ---- Allows you to determine if a found word (once circled), is part of the solution. If the word found is not in the word list clicking the check button will remove the circle around the word.

Reveal ---- (Works only if a word is highlighted in the word list). If a word is selected, and this button is clicked, the word is circled in the game board.( Cheat ).

Solution ---- Game cheat. Reveals the completed game board, with all words circled.
WORD SEARCH INTERACTIVE

## WORD SEARCH INTERACTIVE

CLICK ON ANY OF THESE WORD SEARCH PUZZLES TO GET STARTED :

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