Free Printable Word Searches (Hard to Extremely Hard)

Printable Hard Word Search Puzzles

These printable word searches will be sure to challenge even the most advanced puzzler. You'll find three different levels of hard word searches below, each growing in difficulty based on the number of words you need to find.

If these puzzles aren't hard enough for you, you can also consider ​making your own hard word search. Trade with a friend and see who can complete theirs the quickest!

I also have many other free word searches for just about every holiday and season. Both adults and kids will love the challenge and fun these puzzles bring.

Hard Word Searches

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These word searches are considered hard because they have 30-39 hidden words to find. Can you find them all?

Very Hard Word Searches

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These very hard word searches have 40-49 words that you'll need to find.

  • World Capitals - This is a very hard word search puzzle with 40 world capitals to find.
  • The Great Lakes Basin - Find 42 things you might discover in the Great Lakes basin.
  • Baseball Players - Find 42 names of famous baseball players in this word search.
  • Health Issues - Find 42 health issues in this very hard word search puzzle.
  • The Great Lakes - There are 45 hidden words in this word search puzzle.
  • Pearl Harbor - Print out this very hard word search puzzle and find all 48 words.
  • Relationships - This printable word search puzzle has 49 words hiding in it.

Extremely Hard Word Searches

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Watch out for these extremely hard word search puzzles with 50 hidden words. Pick one with unfamiliar words to you to increase the difficulty.

  • Strange Words - Can you find all 50 strange words in this word search puzzle?
  • European Countries - Find the 50 countries in Europe in this extremely hard word search puzzle.
  • Fifty States - You'll need to find all 50 states to complete this word search puzzle.
  • Fifty State Capitals - Another extremely hard word search puzzle where you'll need to find 50 state capitals.
  • Camping - You'll have to find 50 camping words in this puzzle.
  • Popular Girls Names - Find 50 of the most popular names for girls.
  • Popular Boys Names - There are 50 names of boys in this word search.
  • Harry Potter Word Search - Find 50 Harry Potter related words to solve this word search.
  • Our Family - There are 50 family words to find in this puzzle.
  • Self Help - You'll need to find 50 words to solve this puzzle.