Fall Word Search

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This free Fall Word Search is a fun way to exercise your brain. Solve it online or print it out. The online version is replayable. The letters rescramble when you restart.

This game is part of the free online brain games and word searches puzzles collections.

To begin, click the Open the Word Search button. This opens the puzzle in a pop-up window.

Quick Tip: To increase the size of the letters in the grid, click the +A button.

Fall Word Search Instructions

For many more free word searches you can print out on paper, see my word search printables page.

Instructions: Find and circle the words from the list. Words may be forward, backward, vertical, or diagonal within the puzzle.

The words you need to find are listed on the right side of the puzzle. When you find a word in the puzzle, drag the word with the mouse to circle it.

Find all the words in the letter grid before your points fall to zero. If you give up searching for a word, click the Solve button next to the word. This circles the word in the grid for you.

Note: Some of the instructions below are for the old Adobe Flash version of the game.

HOW TO PLAY. Look for words hidden in the Fall Word Search puzzle. The words you need to find are listed in the "Words left" section on the right side of the puzzle.

Words can be forward, backward, or at an angle.

When you find a word, drag the letters of the word with the mouse. This places a blue line through the word, and the word is automatically removed from the list.

Click the "Hint" button if you need some help. The first letter of one of the words flashes as your clue.

You can only use the hint one time, so save it for when you really need it.

FALL ( AUTUMN ) TRIVIA. Here are some interesting facts about the fall season from Wikipedia:

  • Fall is associated with the transition from warm to cold weather, and its related status as the season of the primary harvest.

  • The word autumn comes from the Old French word autompne (automne in modern French), and was later normalized to the original Latin word autumnus.

    There are rare examples of its use as early as the 12th century, but it became common by the 16th century.

  • The Autumnal equinox begins on September 22-23. The equinoxes might be expected to be in the middle of their seasons, but temperature lag caused by the thermal latency of the ground and sea means that seasons appear later than dates calculated from a purely astronomical perspective.

  • Autumn in poetry has often been associated with melancholy. The possibilities of summer are gone, and the chill of winter is on the horizon. Skies turn grey, and people turn inward, both physically and mentally.

  • Autumn is also associated with the Halloween season, which in turn was influenced by Samhain, a Celtic autumn festival.

Fall is perhaps my favorite season. This Fall Word Search puzzle reminds me of many of the reasons why.

Published: 01/16/2010
Last Updated: 01/21/2023

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