Free Large Print Crossword Puzzles for Seniors

crossword puzzles for seniors

Crossword puzzles strengthen the brain

Doing something that’s enjoyable and mentally stimulating improves your senior’s quality of life. We found a great website with free large print crossword puzzles your older adult will love.

In addition to the fun, studies have shown that brain exercises can keep seniors sharper for up to 10 years longer. And, games like crosswords may help older adults prevent brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease.


Print puzzles for free, anytime

These free crossword puzzles are in PDF format. That means all you need to do is open the PDF document and print it out. You could also save the PDF to your computer so you can print it anytime.

DailyCaring tip: If the puzzle still isn’t large enough for your senior to easily see, you can make it bigger by changing the print settings. Use print preview to make sure the puzzle still fits on the paper.



New puzzles every month

Every month, there are new puzzles – 5 standard crosswords, 5 free form crosswords (a non-square shape), and 1 or 2 word search puzzles. That’s almost a dozen new puzzles each month!

There’s also an extensive archive with dozens of each type of puzzle from previous months.


Here’s what the puzzles look like

Here are a few scaled-down images to show you what two of the puzzle types look like. When you print them, they’ll be larger than what you see here.

crossword puzzles for seniorsFree form crossword puzzle

crossword puzzles for seniorsWord search puzzle

Bottom line

These free crossword puzzles will keep your senior entertained and exercise their brain. You might even want to print a few for yourself to enjoy!


Next Step  Get free large print crossword puzzles


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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
Image: VKool


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  • Reply January 3, 2017


    Love this service. I am the caregiver for my wife. These puzzles are truly helpful.

  • Reply October 18, 2015

    Martha Jean

    Please add help information so I would be able to participate.

    • Reply October 18, 2015

      Connie Chow

      Hi Martha, Click the “Next Step” link to go directly to the website that offers dozens of free puzzles. Have fun!

  • Reply August 3, 2015



    • Reply August 3, 2015

      Connie Chow

      The great thing about these puzzles is that they are in PDF format. The default print size for each puzzle fits on one piece of paper. If you want the puzzle to be larger, you can adjust the print settings. If you choose to print all the pages at the default settings, it would take 4 pieces of paper. The puzzle clues for Across and Down each print on one page. And the answer to the puzzle prints on another page. But, you can always choose to print only the pages you want.

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