Here's a free Famous Poets crossword puzzle, a fun way to exercise your brain. Solve the puzzle online or print it out.
To solve it online, click the Solve Online button under the picture of the puzzle. This opens the crossword in a pop-up window.
This puzzle is part of the free online brain games collection. For a list of all my free crosswords, visit the Easy Printable Crossword Puzzles page.
If you like this Famous Poets crossword puzzle, check out the other word games on this site, including Hangman Classic and the free online word searches collection, which includes a Chemistry word search puzzle among many others.
And if you happen to know a child or adult with cognitive special needs, consider printing out and giving them some of my free Special Needs word search puzzles. These word searches have been simplified to make the puzzles more accessible to individuals with autism, traumatic brain injury, memory loss due to brain surgery, Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, or other cognitive special needs. The solutions are included as well.
HOW TO PLAY. Using your memory and logic skills, use the provided clues to figure out the words hidden in the puzzle. The hidden words are arranged in a criss-cross grid, where the words overlap each other at common letters.
For the online version of the Famous Poets crossword, click any row or column to highlight it and display the clue. The clue is shown at the top of the puzzle.
If you have a guess for the answer for the clue, type it in the grid. As you work on the puzzle, you can go back and change any of the words you've typed in previously.
To print the crossword and solve it on paper, click the gear icon in the upper right of the puzzle window. Then click the "Printable Version" option to display the printable crossword.
To see the full solution online for the Famous Poets crossword, choose the "Show the Puzzle Solution" option in the gear menu.
The puzzle solution is also provided with the printable version. The solution appears on page 2.
Best of luck solving the puzzle!
To help put you in the mood to solve this Famous Poets Crossword puzzle, here are a few interesting facts about poets from InterestingLiterature.com:
Robert Frost Recited the Wrong Poem at JFK's Inauguration. Frost achieved huge popularity, winning the Pulitzer Prize four times and declaiming at JFK's 1961 Presidential inauguration, aged eighty-six. He had written a new poem for the occasion, but, with the sun half blinding him, found he couldn't read it, and so recited his 1942 poem "The Gift Outright" from memory, to rapturous applause.
Sad Story Behind Longfellow's Beard. Longfellow, best remembered now for The Song of Hiawatha, numbered among New England's "Fireside Poets," so called because their verses were easy to learn and recite due to their musical rhythms, and were written to be shared with families.
Longfellow's first wife, Mary, died young and his second, Frances, burnt to death while using sealing wax on a letter. He grew his iconic bushy beard to hide the burn scars he sustained while trying to save her.
Poe's Biographer had a Gruesome Talking Point at Dinner Parties. Poor old Poe died in poverty, despite his lack of self-doubt: he called 'The Raven' "the greatest poem that was ever written."
Poe was orphaned at three, and it is no surprise that he suffered night terrors as a child; drink and depression haunted him all his life. He married his thirteen year-old cousin Virginia who died from tuberculosis aged only twenty-four. Her bones fell into the hand of an early biographer of Poe, who displayed them to lucky dinner guests until they were finally reburied with those of her husband.
I enjoy solving crossword puzzles. It was a lot of fun coming up with the words and clues for this Famous Poets crossword puzzle.
Crossword puzzles train memory, word skills, and logical reasoning. Solve puzzles like this often to give your brain a boost!
Last Updated: 7/02/2022
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