Start by Reading
This will help you find the “low-hanging fruit” in the word search puzzle. Read row-by-row forward then backward to discover any obvious words. Next, and this is a little trickier, read by columns going down then up. Some people even like to scan diagonally. You probably won’t find every word this way, but it’s a good start.
Letters That Pop
Try narrowing your search to unusual letters such as Q, J, X, K, or Z. There should be fewer of these letters and your eyes will naturally be drawn to them, which could lead to pay dirt.
You can also look for words with these letters in the middle. That just means you need to look for letters on either side when you find your unusual letter.
Double Letters Are Your Friend
The easiest words to find are those containing the same letter twice in a row. Double letters stand out in a word search, so they catch your eye more easily.
Look for all the words that begin with a given letter. When you find that letter in the grid, scan the eight neighbors for a second-letter match and so on until a word is found.
The End Game Opportunity
If much of the grid has been used by the end of the game, then look for parts of the grid where words have not been found. These are the likely hiding places for those stubborn words at the end.
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