15 Word Puzzles That Will Leave You Stumped
Only the smartest will get all of these right!
When was the last time you took your brain to the gym? Work out your mind with these puzzling word games and see how many you can get right. Word games are difficult. Some are so hard, in fact, that less than 60 percent of people can find the missing words in these puzzles.
From wherever you start (hint: it’s probably easiest to start at the top left), join the hexagons by creating a new word that is only one letter different from where you started. Each hexagon must connect to exactly two adjacent hexagons. Don’t forget to bookmark these holiday word searches you can print for free!
Word Worm Solution
Think this is too easy? Try solving the world’s first crossword puzzle.
Beginning at the top of the upside down pyramid, remove one letter from the word “strides” and rearrange the remaining letters to build a new six-letter word beneath. Continue the same process to each word until you get to the bottom. (There may be more than one solution.) Can you find the single tutu in these watermelon slices?
If you can figure this one out, can you spot the difference in these pictures?
Odd Word Out
Look closely at the following words. Which one doesn’t belong with the rest? Here are a few fascinating facts about every letter in the English alphabet.
Odd Word Out Solution
Alright, if you got that one, try your hand at the world’s 25 toughest riddles.
Create three words, one from each circle, that all have a similar meaning. Did you know this is the only letter in the English language that is never silent?
Word Circles Solution
Think you’re a smarty-pants after solving this one? Now try these detective riddles only the smartest people can solve.
Each four-letter word is actually the middle of a much bigger word. Fill in the blank spaces to create the original eight-letter word. Do you know the longest word in English?
Word Centres Solution
By the way, don’t forget to bookmark these free printable word searches to give your brain a workout.
Spell it Out
Spell out a two-word place name by traveling from each letter along the lines. You can only go through each circle once. (Hint: it’s a statuesque location.) Feeling discouraged? Here are 13 easy riddles anyone can answer.
Spell it Out Solution
After you figure this one out, try passing this 4th-grade spelling test.
Alright, wise guy. Try your hand at 11 of the most famous riddles you’ll find.
Begin at one of the corner squares, move clockwise around the perimeter, and finish in the at the center square to spell a nine-letter word. You must fill in the empty squares with your own letter. Try these 11 literary riddles.
Turn Again Solution
What’s the Quote?
This is a well-known William Shakespeare quote, except all of the vowels have been removed and the constants have been put into groups of five letters. Replace the vowels and reveal the quote. If you love brain games, make sure you see what Wordle is all about and check out your very own Wordle assistant while you’re at it, WordleBot.
The ‘X’ in each word represents a number of letters missing. Figure out the missing letters and uncover each word. (Hint: for each puzzle, the missing letters form different words that have something in common.) If you’re loving these challenges, you’ll get a kick out of these tongue twisters.
‘X’ Words Solution
Was this game too hard? These simple brain games will make you feel stronger and much happier.
Look for the Link
Can you figure out how each of these photos is related? Got it?
Look for the Link Solution
Scrambled Cities Solution
Now, can you find the missing number in this math puzzle?
Only one of the following rows is an anagram of a five-letter English word. Do you know which one it is?
These weird brain exercises will definitely help you get smarter.
Create a word from each segment of the star using the four letters provided and one mystery letter. In star A, the mystery letter is the third letter in each of the new words you create. In star B, the mystery letter is the last letter in the new word you create. see if you can pass the world’s shortest IQ test.
Star Words Solution
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