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60 Shapely Word Search Puzzles
Vol 1 and 2

60 Shapely
Word Search
Puzzles

Vol 1 and 2

Welcome to Shapely Word Search Puzzles!

Welcome to
Shapely Word Search
Puzzles!

Shapely Word Search Vol 1
Buy Now on Amazon - Shapely Word Search Vol 1
Shapely Word Search Vol 2
Buy Now on Amazon - Shapely Word Search Vol 2

We have two special volumes each containing 60 fun-shaped puzzles. And don’t forget, they're large print—so you won’t squint!

Treat yourself to both volumes of our Large Print puzzle books.

Keep Your Memory Sharp and Your Brain Busy with these Shapely Word Search Puzzles!

Keep Your Memory Sharp
and Your Brain Busy
with these Shapely
Word Search Puzzles!

Check out these Large Print WORD SEARCH puzzle books with 60 SHAPELY fun puzzles. These are even MORE interesting and fun to find!

If you want to keep your memory sharp but are resigned to wearing glasses, we’ve got you covered with large print puzzles. No more squinting.

Grab a pencil, find a comfy chair … and have hours of fun solving these shapely word search puzzles!

PS—At the back of our book we want you to tear out a page. Why? We’ve included a Bored Boomer Bookmark so you can easily keep track of where you are—so you won’t lose your place! It’s our gift to you. No more dog-eared pages!

The book size is 8.5” x 11” so you won’t lose it. This is Volume 1. Much more fun shapely puzzles to come!

While you get one for yourself, don’t forget your friends who’d love their own copy too.

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~ want something a little MORE challenging? ~

want something
a little MORE
challenging?

Keep Your Brain Busy with 60 Challenging Code-Cracking Puzzles
– Vols. 1 through 3

Keep Your Brain Busy
with 60 Challenging
Code-Cracking Puzzles
Vols. 1 through 3

Before I sign off, here are some extra codeword puzzles for you codeword addicts out there (click on the covers below to go get 'em on Amazon). Or go HERE to remain on this site to read more about the three Codeword Puzzle books.

60 Codeword Puzzles Large Print Vol 1
Buy Now on Amazon - Code Word Puzzles V1
60 Codeword Puzzles Large Print Vol 2
Buy Now on Amazon - Code Word Puzzles V2
60 Codeword Puzzles Large Print Vol 3
Buy Now on Amazon - Code Word Puzzles V3

The Codeword Puzzles are a “just right” 8” x 10” comfy size with 128 pages!

While you get our Bored Boomers New Large Print Codeword Puzzles for yourself, don’t forget your friends who’d love their own copy too.

PS—At the back of our book we want you to tear out a page. Why? We’ve included two Bored Boomer Bookmarks: one for the “hints” page, and the other bookmark so you can easily keep track of where you are puzzle-wise—so you won’t lose your place!

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Message from Susan about Codeword Puzzles:

Message from Susan
about Codeword Puzzles:

“I absolutely LOVE solving codeword puzzles. Every night I solve a puzzle. Funny thing is: it relaxes me. You'd think solving puzzles would keep you awake, right?!”

She added, "Codeword puzzles look like a regular crossword puzzle. So what's the difference? Instead of verbal clues, you have numbers in each square.  For example: Look for letters that repeat often, like an “E” for instance. If you decide that “18” is a likely contender for an “E”, then place a letter E in every square in the puzzle that contains the number “18.” Then enter an “E” in the box numbered “18” in the grid directly below the puzzle."

I wish you hours of code-cracking fun! Don't forget, there are three volumes out now. I'm getting requests to add more!

Where Did Word Search Puzzles Originate?

Word searches, also known as word find puzzles, are a type of puzzle where players scan a grid of letters looking for hidden words written in the grid. Here are some details on the origins of word search puzzles:

  • In the United States, word searches started appearing in puzzle books and magazines in the early 20th century, around the 1920s and 1930s. Though the creator is unknown, many credit the popularity of the puzzle to its inclusion in Dell puzzle magazines at that time.
  • The earliest word searches were simple grids with a list of hidden words to find, without any overarching theme. It wasn't until later decades that thematic word searches became more commonplace.
  • While traditionally printed on paper, word search puzzles made the jump to digital formats as personal computers, apps, and educational software gained steam. This increased their distribution and accessibility.

So in summary, while word search puzzles had roots in printed Victorian puzzles of England, they gained prominence in America in the 1920s/30s via print magazines and books before flourishing in the computer age. Their origins come from creative puzzle inventors, but much is still unknown about the specific designers of the earliest word search grids.

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Author Susan Gast

Since 1980 Susan's involvement in publishing - in one form or another - led her to write "reviews" of apps and tools related to the publishing industry.

She realized it was time to explain how she published all her books and got them to market. To that end, she created this website to showcase her puzzle books and other fiction and non-fiction books she's written and produced since 2012. Read Susan's story here. Her newest blog venture is "DIY with SupaBees" and read how she got started with all things "home decor" here.

Susan has been featured on the Mother Earth News blog, and on Solo Build It (SBI). Read her first SBI interview and her second SBI interview. This site is hosted by the amazing team at Solo Build It!

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