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1.

ITESLJ
http://iteslj.org/cw/

Lots of interactive crosswords for ESL students at six levels, starting from easy. Created by Charles Kelly of The Internet TESL Journal.

 
2.

ESOL Courses Blog
http://www.esolcourses.com/content/exercises/crosswords/crossword.html

Lots and lots of interactive crosswords - Theme based. Great for elementary level students.

 
3.

Puzzle Maker
http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/

Free crossword puzzle maker and other puzzles.

 
4.

ManyThings.org
http://www.manythings.org/cs/

Lots of online crosswords on verbs, opposites and Voice of America Special English words. Requires javascript.

 
5.

Vocabulary.co.il
http://vocabulary.co.il/games2/crosswords/index.php

53 online crossword puzzles for Pre-Intermediate (plus) learners on a range of topics. Some require javascript to play.

 
6.

ESL Flow
http://www.eslflow.com/Elementarycrosswordpuzzles.html

Printable crosswords in PDF.

 
7.

BBC World Service Learning English
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/crossword/

Online crossword puzzles. Most are quite challenging, and suitable for Intermediate learners upwards. New crosswords are added fortnightly.

 
8.

ESL Galaxy.com
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/crosswords.htm

Dozens of theme-based crosswords in pdf format - ready to print.

 
9.

PrintActivities.com
http://www.printactivities.com/Crosswords.html

Hundreds of printable puzzles: "These printable crossword puzzles are small and easy enough for kids and beginner level crossword puzzle enthusiasts."

 
10.

ABC Teach
http://abcteach.com/directory/fun_activities/crossword_puzzles/

Lots and lots of colourful PDF crosswords for kids. Great for ESL students.

 
11.

ESL Civics.com
http://www.elcivics.com/esl-crossword-puzzles/crossword-puzzles.html

Crossword puzzles with a largely American theme. There's a puzzle for ecery U.S. state. Others on holidays and American life. All in pdf format.

 
12.

ESL Activities.com
http://www.eslactivities.com/crossword.php

Online Crossword maker.

 
13.

Puzzle Choice.com
http://www.puzzlechoice.com/kc/K_Cross_Arcx.html

"Printable crossword puzzles and solutions. Choose from different crossword styles: Alpha-Cross, Cross-Wise, Mystery-Word, Word-Fit."

 
14.

Crossword Helper
http://casr.adelaide.edu.au/craig/wow.html

Enter the known letters of an unknown word and use a full stop / period for each unknown letter to find the word you need. This is also great for non-crossword lexical dilemmas.

 
15.

WESLI English Online Crosswords
http://www.english.wesli.com/crosswords/

Requires javascript and can take a while to load, but this site has a good selection of crosswords, with puzzles for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced learners.

 
16.

Info-ESL
http://www.info-esl.com/index.php?cmd=CrossWordGenerator

Online puzzlemaker - Can print out paper versions too.

 
17.

Puzzle Me Silly
http://www.puzzlemesilly.com/

Large collection of fun puzzles to print and play, and some you can play online.

 
18.

English4Kids.com
http://www.english-4kids.com/puzzlesheets.html

Lots of downloadable puzzles for younger learners.

 
19.

Boggles World ESL Crosswords
http://bogglesworldesl.com/crosswords.htm

Lots of easier crosswords in jpg format. Print from web page.

 
20.

Miguel Mllop.com
http://www.miguelmllop.com/practice/crosswords/indextocrosswords.htm

Selection of puzzles in pdf format that include grammar-based worksheets.

 
21.

Anglomaniacy
http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/printableTopics2b.htm

Selection of topic-based puzzles in pdf format. Suitable for lower levels.

 
22.

How to Find Printable Crosswords
http://www.ehow.com/how_4749035_printable-crossword-puzzles.html

An article from e-How on how to find or make crosswords. Has links to puzzle-making sites.

 
23.

esl4kids.net
http://www.esl4kids.net/printable.html

A few printable puzzles here, plus other downlaodables for kids.

 
24.

Printable ESL Crosswords
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1721638/printable_esl_crossword_puzzles.html?cat=4

An article about crosswords, with links.

 
25.

English Club.com
http://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/crosswords.htm

A small selection of online puzzles for ESL students.

 
26.

Crossword Generator
http://www.vclcomponents.com/s/0__/simple_crossword_generator

A site with lots of links to downloadable crossword generators (freeware and shareware). Haven t tested any.

 
27.

Crossword Puzzle Maker
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/printable-worksheets/make-your-own/crossword/crossword-puzzle-maker.php

Type in the clues and answers and print out your crosswords.

 
28.

Daily Crossword for Higher Levels
http://www.onlinecrosswords.net/externalplay.php?code=7abd1b04bccf3fcbfdb0e3067188632a&lang=EN

The site says yhe daily crossword is for kids, but this site would suit higher-level ESL learners.

 
29.

Printable Baby Stuff
http://www.printablebabystuff.com/make-your-own-printable-crossword-puzzles/

Information on how to create your own printable crosswords.

 
30.

One Across.com
http://www.oneacross.com/

A search engine to help you with tricky crossword clues - For higher levels.

 
31.

Crossword Forge
http://www.solrobots.com/crosswordforge/

Easily make and share crossword puzzles and word search puzzles. You can try it for free, but then you have to pay.

 
32.

teAchnology.com
http://teach-nology.com/web_tools/crossword/

A downloadable crossword puzzle maker.

 
33.

Crossword Puzzle Maker
http://www.awesomeclipartforkids.com/crossword/crosswordpuzzlemaker.html

"To create a free crossword puzzle, enter your information below and select the design options you would like to use."

 
34.

Instant Online Crossword Puzzle Maker
http://www.varietygames.com/CW/

Easy crossword puzzle maker.

 
35.

edHelper.com
http://www.edhelper.com/crossword.htm

Puzzle maker that gives you a PDF crossword.

 
36.

Crossword Puzzle Games
http://www.crosswordpuzzlegames.com/create.html

Easy puzzle maker.

 
37.

Ask Oxford.com
http://www.askoxford.com/wordgames/crosswords/crosswordhistory/?view=uk

A history of crosswords.

 
38.

Crossword Dictionary
http://www.crossword-dictionary.com/

Online tool for solving crossword clues.

 
39.

Using English.com
http://www.usingenglish.com/links/Word_Oddities_and_Trivia/Crosswords/

List of links to sites that have crosswords - Most of them too challenging for ESL students.

 
40.

Clue Solver (Sorta)
http://www.ojohaven.com/fun/crossword.html

"select the length of the answer you're looking for and replace the ?'s (question marks) in the appropriate places with the letters you do know. (Leave the others there to represent the blanks.) Click on the "What is it?" button, and get your answer."


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