While many people enjoy word search puzzles as a leisure activity, it should also not be forgotten that these puzzles can also have educational value, especially in terms of practising spelling and reading. This is because students must knowt the correct spelling of words (along with the learning to work methodically) in order to solve the puzzle.
Your puzzle_writers just might come up with their own creative twist on the popular word search puzzle format. Maybe they will even start compiling their own word lists to use in the future. And they just might get the same puzzle_writing itch that this author has had since she was eight years old!