Fun, challenging and unique adult word games are sometimes hard to find. But not here at Word Game World! There's no other puzzle quite like this. See our sample puzzle and the complete instructions here.
To solve one of our exclusive Buzzword puzzles, you will use crossword-type clues, search through a honeycomb of letters, and unscramble anagrams. We think you'll agree it's a very sweet word play treat!
Here's a peek at the Printable version. The puzzle and full text also appear below for your convenience.
The shaded E and the six letters surrounding it spell GRIDDLE, 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. flat cooking pan griddle-E
2. wave gently
4. spicy condiment
5. long-necked mammal
6. swirling windstorm
7. something permanently attached
Now find the BUZZWORD for this puzzle by unscrambling all 7 of the center letters to spell the answer to this clue:
A showy display
If you're ready to check your answers for this Buzzword puzzle, scroll down and click on the orange button.
New! Buzzwords #15 & #16
New! Buzzwords #17 & #18
New! Buzzwords #19 & #20
The best thing about these Buzzwords is that they are not the typical, commonplace crosswords and word search puzzles. Buzzwords are DIFFERENT and oh, so much FUN! If you're working through the list above, you're sure to agree! Of course, there's nothing wrong with crosswords and word searches. I've written oodles of those, too! But I created Buzzwords years ago for folks like me who long for adult word games that have a fun new twist. Thanks for checking them out!
If you'd like to try even more Buzzwords, consider purchasing my 101 Word Play Puzzlers eBook. It's packed with more Buzzwords, ZigZags and other unique puzzles that are shown across this site...and more! But please note: ALL the puzzles in the eBook are brand-new and do not appear on this free website.
Please note that I have lots more word puzzles for adults, including memory games, difficult word search puzzles, difficult crosswords, anagrams and cryptograms. Here are just a few samples:
The New York Times Crossword Puzzles - Trivia We've made our own crossword about the most popular crosswords in the world from the New York Times. See how many clues you can answer about interesting facts about this crossword phenomenon.
Celebrity Anagrams: See if you can rearrange the letters to spell the name of a current celebrity you might see on stage or in a movie. (These quirky phrases may or may not be related to the actual person!)
Asian Cities Word Scramble: How well do you know your cities of the world? If you're ready for a challenge, test your knowledge of cities in Asia. Unscramble each one and name the country in which each is located.
Cryptoquips and Quotes: Lots of interesting sets of quotations to decode. Fun to solve, interesting to ponder! Checkout quotes about animals, women, Mark Twain, and much, much more.
You may also enjoy these unique word games, found only at Word-Game-World:
ZigZags TM - A fun-shaped puzzle to test your spelling and vocabulary expertise.
Stormy Weather Crossword! - Weather or not this is a breeze to solve, I’m sure you’ll feel right as rain when you’ve finished! Each clue in this crossword is a scrambled word related to the weather.
Triangulairs TM Scramble Word Games Can you beat our scores on this challenging, unique word scramble? Make words of four letters, and one ten-letter word from the letters in each triangle.
Random Definitions TM- Use only the letters in the keyword to spell new words matching each definition. Sounds simple enough, but you also have to figure out where to place these words in the diagram!
Fun Brain Games - Word play at its finest! How quickly can you solve these challenging puzzlers? Check out titles such as Occupational Hazard, Car Talk, Pet Shop, and more!
Perfect Pitch - A fun picture memory game. Can you find and remember enough details to answer all the questions correctly? I've written a whole set of fun Memory Games. Some of are adults; others are for kids. View the entire collection.
We also have Bible Games and Adult Word Games for Bridal and Baby Showers!
Ann Richmond Fisher has been a published puzzle writer and educational author for more than 30 years. Ann LOVES to concoct new puzzle formats and solve word games of all kinds! Her puzzles have appeared in Highlights for Children, local newspapers, and dozens of books published by The Education Center, McGraw-Hill and more. Ann is a former classroom and homeschool teacher. See Ann's spelling website at www.spelling-words-well.com.
A fun collection of brain teasers and spelling challenges. Best for ages 10 to adult.
More Buzzwords, Triangulairs, Zigzags and other fun word play puzzlers are packed inside this fun eBook!
Packed with 20 all-new crosswords, this is written especially for educators and parents of kids in grades 3-5. FUN!!!