Universal Word Search by Timothy Parker
The Universal Word Search is everyone's favorite word game, made for online play. This Java-based puzzle challenges you with a few twists on the normal find-and-circle play - you can choose not to see the list of hidden words in the Master version, watch the timer to see how long it takes to complete, scramble the same puzzle in a new figuration to play again, or even cheat a bit and solve the puzzle if you can't find all the words.
Puzzle master Timothy E. Parker has been named the World's Most Syndicated Puzzle Compiler by Guinness World Records. He is the editor of the USA Today Crossword and creator and editor of the Universal Crossword, one of the Internet's most popular crossword features.
Parker's puzzle audience is one of the largest in the world. His work has been published in more than 80 countries, including the United States, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, France, Turkey, Russia, India, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines. His puzzles and games have appeared in hundreds of publications including the New York Post, New York Daily News, Dallas Morning News, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun and Toronto Star. In 2002, Parker edited the first crossword puzzle to appear in the 80-year history of Reader's Digest magazine.
He has created content for corporate clients like Disney, Coca-Cola, Nike, Microsoft and the Smithsonian Institute, and has authored more than a dozen puzzle books. In 2007, he helped to produce the game show "Merv Griffin's Crosswords," single-handedly writing all 225 episodes, and he has several other television projects in the works.
Parker, an ardent baseball fan, lives in Maryland with his wife and two children.