Here's a free Fruit crossword puzzle, a fun way to exercise your brain. Solve the puzzle online or print it out.
To solve this crossword online, click the Medium link under the picture at left. This opens the puzzle in a pop-up window.
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 word overlap each other at common letters.
For the online version of the Fruit 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 to 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 for the Fruit crossword online, 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!
Here are a few interesting facts from Factinate.com about various types of fruit to put you in the mood to solve this puzzle:
Apples increase mental alertness thanks to their high levels of boron. Eating an apple will deliver a healthier energy boost than drinking a cup of coffee.
Grapes, once picked, are unable to ripen. This is unlike the banana or orange, which are typically picked green, and then allowed to ripen in warehouses.
Most fruit shown for sale at supermarkets are clones. This genetic manipulation of fruit is caused through grafting, so that customers are able to purchase fruit they have a consistent look and taste. If natural pollination occurred, the fruit for sale might be more like picking from a box of chocolates.
The name coconut comes from 16th century Portuguese sailors. It is believed that the three holes on the coconut resembled a face, so the fruit was honored with the word coco, meaning grin or grinning face.
Avocados contain the most fat of any fruit or vegetable on the planet. Since avocado trees release an enzyme that prevents the fruit from maturing fully while on the tree, farmers can use the trees to store avocados until ready to go to market.
People who have an allergy to latex are more likely to be allergic to mangoes and kiwis.
The almond is a member of the peach family, and is not actually a nut.
(I find this fascinating - I myself am badly allergic to tree nuts such as pecans and walnuts, but I can eat almonds. Now I know why! By the way, peanuts are not nuts, either - I eat peanuts and peanut butter all the time. Peanuts grow in the ground and are actually legumes, a category of vegetable.)
A strawberry has an average of about 200 seeds. A pomegranate can contain up to 1,000 seeds.
Apples are one of those fruits that are available for sale year round, even though the actual season for harvesting is rather short. Thanks to technology, apples are able to be stored and preserved, between the gap of being harvested and actually making it to market. So in short, an apple purchased and eaten today, may actually be up to a year old.
I enjoy solving crossword puzzles. It was a lot of fun coming up with the words and clues for this Fruit crossword.
Crossword puzzles train memory, word skills, and logical reasoning. Solve puzzles like this often to give your brain a boost!
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