Cross Word
Components: Blank Letter Grid with number indexs, vertical and horizontal clue lists.
Skills required / taught: Spelling, ability to determine words from clues
Object: Complete the letter grid with all arrangements of vertical and horizontal words matching the provided clues.

About the Game
A crossword is a word puzzle that normally takes the form of a square or rectangular grid of white and shaded squares. The goal is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers. In languages which are written left-to-right, the answer words and phrases are placed in the grid from left to right and from top to bottom. The shaded squares are used to separate the words or phrases.


How it Works
Squares in which answers begin are usually numbered. The clues are then referred to by these numbers and a direction, for example, "4-Across" or "20-Down". At the end of the clue the total number of letters is sometimes given, depending on the style of puzzle and country of publication. Some crosswords will also indicate the number of words in a given answer, should there be more than one.


Thought Bubble
Many different versions of crossword puzzles exist, what kind of new twist might your game bring to this classic word game? Perhaps a grid which is in a particular shape, a puzzle where the answers are all numbers with a single digit in each box of the grid, or clues which are the words needed in a different language…