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Crossword puzzle

posted Mar 2, 2011, 12:58 PM by Abdulkader Alriyashi   [ updated Mar 3, 2011, 1:35 PM ]

In this activity you will have fun creating a crossword puzzle. To get started, please follow these steps:
      1. You need to come up with 28 words with their synonyms (you have to number them off so a word and its synonym have the same number). A synonym is a word that has the same meaning of another word. For example, the word "Leap" is a synonym to "Jump". You could use Microsoft word to find synonyms for words. 
      2. In Microsoft Word Insert a table by clicking on Insert tab > Table > Insert Table > Put 20 for Number of columns and 20 for number of rows > Click on Ok
      3. Now you need to make sure that all boxes are the same size. Select the whole table then click on the home tab > Set the name spacing to 1.5
      4. Start the Across words ( The first 14) and type them in different locations in the table. Don't forget to type the number of each word in front of it.
      5. The other 14 words type them vertically (Down) in different locations in the table. Words can intersect with each other.
      6. Under the puzzle (the table) make two columns by using text boxes. The first column list the synonyms for the Across words and the second column for the down synonyms.
      7. On the puzzle, the cells that left over without letters color them with black (use shading)