Large Print Crossword Puzzles

I've written some new large print crossword puzzles that are easy for older adults to enjoy! Take a trip down memory lane with this new collection. Be sure to share your puzzles with younger friends and family members for some great conversation!

Headlines from the 70s

This crossword will remind you of several significant events that occurred in the 1970s, from politics to religion to entertainment, in the U.S. and around the world. 


Printable puzzle and answers

ACROSS

2. The Nobel Peace Prize was won by ___ Teresa in 1979.

9. The controversial war in ______ raged from 1959 until about 1975.

10. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched _____ Computers in 1976.

11. Arthur Ashe, a renowned _______ player, won Wimbledon in 1975.

14. John ___ II became the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church in 1978.

15. The ___ Show, featuring Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, premiered  on TV in 1976.

DOWN

1. Gerald ___ became the first unelected U.S. President in 1974.

3. The _____ Games in Munich, Germany, were disrupted by terrorists

 in 1972.

4.  This popular British singing group broke up in 1970.

5.  The first  "___ Wars" movie, directed by George Lucas, was released  in 1977.

6. This President resigned in 1974 amid scandal.

7.  The Supreme Court made abortions legal in Roe v. ___ in 1973.

8.  Students staged protests at ___ State University in Ohio.

12. The Aswan High Dam on the Nile river opened in this country in 1970.

13. 52 Americans were taken hostage in Tehran, the capital of ____,  in 1979.

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More Easy Crosswords for Adults

These crosswords are not large print crossword puzzles, but I think you'll like them! They are easy to solve and feature some very entertaining topics. 

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It's No Joke!  Every answer in this fun, easy crossword begins with the letter J. You'll be able to solve it in a jiffy!

Opposites - If you hate crosswords that are hard, you'll love  this one because it's easy! To solve this one, you'll need to know lots of pairs of  opposites. Will you solve this one quickly or slowly?

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Three Cheers! Supply the third word in a well-known phrase or list of objects. Hip, hip, ----?

Road Signs - Follow the signs for a fun, easy crossword puzzle. Simply supply the message shown on the sign. Quick and simple for kids and adults alike!

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Let's Eat! Can you can figure out the clues to some of these common foods?

Famous Pairs - One of our most popular easy crossword puzzles: If you can finish clues like peanut butter and ?, you'll have a blast with this one!

I'll be adding more large print puzzles in the near future, so please check back soon.

Don't miss our special collection for kids. Adults like these, too!  

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Buzzwords - One of the best printable word games around! Use crossword clues to find scrambled words in a honeycomb. Sweet!

Be sure to try some of our kids and adult word scramble games, too! They're fun to solve on your own or with a friend. 


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