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These fun new adult brain games will keep you on your toes! You've come to the right place for unique word games you can't find anywhere else! We'll start with my original Buzzword puzzles.

In this puzzle format, you need to find the answers to crossword-like clues by searching through a honeycomb of scrambled letters. Challenging, fun and very sweet!

You can find a sample puzzle and complete instructions here.  Be sure to read my helpful solving tips on that same page.

After solving the two Buzzwords, you'll find a directory to lots more Buzzwords, as well as links to many more adult brain games on a wide range of topics with many different formats. Click around Word-Game-World, where you'll find a universe of puzzle-solving fun!

Buzzwords #13 and #14

Here's a peek at our printable page. The full text for both puzzles also appears below. 

Our Buzzword puzzles are great Adult Brain Games!

Buzzword #13

buzzword puzzle

Printable Buzzwords 13 and 14

The shaded T and the six letters surrounding it spell STARTLE, which matches one of the clues below.  

In the same way, find a 7-letter word for each of the remaining clues. Keep track of the center letter for each answer you find.

1. to shock or alarm startle-T

2. gangster 

3. open-air 

4. word that means the same as another 

5. size of a bullet 

6. sightseer  

7. device that increases power or voltage  

Find the BUZZWORD for this puzzle by unscrambling all 7 of the center letters to find the answer to this clue:

     embargo  _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Buzzword #13
2. mobster-B 3. outdoor-O 4. synonym-Y
5. caliber 6. tourist-T 7. booster
Buzzword: BOYCOTT

Buzzword #14

buzzword puzzle

Printable Buzzwords 13 and 14

The shaded E and the six letters surrounding it spell GENERAL, which matches one of the clues below.   

In the same way, find a 7-letter word for each of the remaining clues. Keep track of the center letter for each answer you find.

1. high military rank general -E        

2. glaze or lacquer 

3. repeal a decision 

4. revitalization  

5. drug without a trade name  

6. refined or well-mannered 

7. tool for clearing toilets and drains  

 Now find the BUZZWORD for this puzzle by unscrambling all 7 of the center letters to spell the answer to this clue:

 smart guy

How did you do? If you're ready to check your answers for this Buzzword puzzle, click on the button.   

Buzzword #14
2. varnish-H 3. rescind-D 4. renewal-A
5. generic-E 6. genteel-G 7. plunger-G
Buzzword: EGGHEAD

Printable Buzzword Puzzles

Come back here regularly and check for new Buzzword puzzles, and other fun adult brain games!

More Adult Brain Games

Elephant holding a sign, "Memory Games for Adults!"

Memory Games for Adults Check out our interesting collection of adult brain games that test your memory. Work on them by yourself or with a group! Start with these:

  • Word Wall 1 - Give yourself or your friends just one minute to learn all 25 words on this wall. Then try to answer ten questions about those words correctly. Can you do it?
  • Word Wall 2 - Here's a tougher word wall. This time, give yourself two minutes to study these 25 words and then answer 15 questions. How does your score rate?

Difficult Word Find Games Whether you're solving our Five Letter Fiasco, our Mystery Word List, the Scrabble Word Search, or any one of our many challenging word search puzzles, you're sure to be entertained -- for quite awhile!


Car Talk - Great brain games for seniors, especially, if you remember cars from the 60s through the current models. Of course, you don't have to know all about cars to tackle these challenges!

Women in the Bible - 20 questions about some remarkable women! Review what you know about mothers, daughters, wives, servants, leaders and more!

free cryptograms about Mark Twain

If you're looking for free cryptograms, we think you'll enjoy these! We used some great quotations from the very quotable Mark Twain to write the puzzles on this page. Twain had great insight into human nature as well as a fantastic sense of humor.

Bridal Shower Purse Game: Each guest is sure to find treasures in her purse that will yield lots of points. But will she find items that will cause her to lose points, too? New twists on a fun game.

Don't miss our collection of Fun Brain Games!

More Fun Word Games for You!

Triangulair Puzzle from www.word-game-world.com

If you liked Buzzwords, we think you'll more of our fun, challenging free adult brain games! Try some of these:

Triangulairs TM- Unscramble a 10-letter word and form 4-letter words following one simple rule. Try to meet or beat our scores!

Nifty Nines  One of our new puzzle games that requires you to answer questions about idioms and expressions that contain NINE or NINTH. 

FUN! Anagram Game: Find one word in each set that is anagram-able. Then come up with a sentence using both words. How high will you score?

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  3. Buzzwords #13-#14
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