Here's a free Spring crossword puzzle, a fun way to exercise your brain. Solve the puzzle online or print it out.
To solve this crossword online, click the Small, Medium, or Large link under the picture at left. This opens the puzzle in a pop-up window.
If you like this Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring Crossword puzzle, here are some interesting facts from FactRetriever.com that you may not have known about the this season:
The first day of spring in the Southern Hemisphere is the first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
Spring almost always arrives on March 20 or 21, but sometimes on the 19th. The reason the equinoxes and solstices don't always come on the same day is that Earth doesn't circle the sun in exactly 365 days. I've always wondered about that!
The fall and spring equinoxes are the only two times during the year when the sun rises due east and sets due west.
Holidays that occur in spring include Easter, Passover, April Fool's Day, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Cinco De Mayo, and Holi (festival of colors in India).
Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox. I did not know that.
The word "season" is from the Latin sationem meaning "sowing" or "seed time."
While some people prefer not to feed birds in spring and summer, during the spring migration a feeder might be a useful source of food for traveling birds.
The first spring flowers are typically lilacs, irises, lilies, tulips, daffodils, and dandelions.
The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. The term vernal is Latin for "spring" and equinox is Latin for "equal night."
I enjoy solving crossword puzzles. It was a lot of fun coming up with the words and clues for this Spring crossword puzzle. BONUS: Here is an Easter Word Search printable you might enjoy: Easter Word Search.
Crossword puzzles train memory, word skills, and logical reasoning. Solve puzzles like this often to give your brain a boost!
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