Do you like crosswords? How about crosswords with a twist?
Draw a grid as per the picture with appropriate numbers alongside the blocks.
Clues - Across
- Type of Cat
Clues - Down
- Take by force = Seize
- Is indebted = Owes
- Vegetables = Peas
- Sagacious = Wise
Each space in these blocks is for a letter. And each clue needs to be represented by a word, across and down. Can you figure it out?
See if they spot the pattern or solution.
If they’re struggling, throw in a hint.
The hint is… start with the cross answers. Sense a pattern or word that links the across words?
If they still don’t figure out the key word, point it out.
The word is ‘Copy’… it links all the words in the across clues. With that in mind, do you see the solution for the down clues?
If they still don’t figure out the key to the solution, write it out.
Clues - Down
- Take by force = Seize (C’s)
- Is indebted = Owes (O’s)
- Vegetables = Peas (P’s)
- Sagacious = Wise (Y’s)
Some extra lines you can try
- That's some out of the box thinking, inside a drawn box.
- Sometimes crosswords can really make you cross.
- Now it makes sense, right? Copy that.
If getting the ‘copy’ clue is too difficult… give them that key (Copy) from the get-go, to see if they can solve the downs after that. Alternatively only give them the clue, ‘Copy Cat’.