Word Searches or Cross Word puzzles. Which are better?

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01 Aug 2016, 3:42 pm

Crosswords. Word searches are painfully dull.



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01 Aug 2016, 5:35 pm

Sudoku! :D


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01 Aug 2016, 11:48 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Sudoku! :D


Even better....Word Sudoku! :D



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01 Aug 2016, 11:51 pm

I prefer where's wally and colouring books, crosswords make you look at the individual stars rather than glancing across the whole sky so probably them.


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10 Sep 2016, 3:54 pm

I enjoy both...



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10 Sep 2016, 6:50 pm

I like crosswords I'm even trying to do the cryptic ones as well.



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11 Sep 2016, 12:24 am

I kinda like both, although crosswords can often be too hard. That's not to say that I can always find the words in word searches either though. I like WordFit too, and Hangman.
None of them are my favorite things to do, but they're okay to relax with. I avoid anything that is timed though. I take my time with things.


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11 Sep 2016, 2:22 am

I like cryptic crosswords but don't always manage to finish them. It all depends. Often the answers start falling into place once one's started on it with the ones you see straight off. I also like the ones where you have to convert numbers to letters of the alphabet.

Other word games I enjoy are Scrabble, which I regularly play online, and doing funny anagrams, such as archaeologist (I GO SEARCH A LOT) or headmistress (AH, I'M STRESSED).


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11 Sep 2016, 9:20 am

I liked word searches when I was a child. These days, I don't have much time for either, but do like to bring a stack of crosswords along if I'm travelling, waiting in a doctor's office, or some other situation where I'm likely to have time. I don't often finish the crosswords - many have a few clues that refer to pop culture I'm simply not familiar with - but seeing how far I can fill out a crossword is usually preferable to reading the meager selections of newspapers and magazines in many offices or at the houses of relatives who don't read much.



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12 Sep 2016, 12:23 am

I find them both frustrating due to my dyslexia.


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08 Jul 2018, 6:44 am

I think I prefer the Word searches, I have one on my mobile which is okay but I also enjoy Kriss Kross and Missing Link puzzles.



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08 Jul 2018, 9:14 am

Crossword puzzles for me. Word Searches are a bit boring. Sometimes, finding the last words on a list can be like finding a needle in a haystack. It can get annoying.



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08 Jul 2018, 9:19 am

I like anything with words: crosswords, Word Jumbles and Cryptograms are my favorites.

I'd like to see a cat-themed crossword.



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08 Jul 2018, 1:35 pm

IstominFan wrote:
I like anything with words: crosswords, Word Jumbles and Cryptograms are my favorites.

I'd like to see a cat-themed crossword.
If you search for "crossword cats" and "word search cats" in Books on American amazon, you will get some hits if you are interested.


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11 Dec 2018, 9:05 pm

Crosswords. Cryptic, of course.

A new one every night: http://puzzles.bestforpuzzles.com/games/daily-cryptic-crossword/#!201812



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04 Jan 2019, 11:46 am

Ditto. I've always found word searches a little too easy. It's nice to have something that draws on references and weird areas of knowledge as well as language.


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