Word Sleuth delights the detective in all of us. Each puzzle has a specific theme with corresponding clues. Players must find the missing words hidden in the grid. Words appear horizontally, diagonally, vertically and backward.
To begin, players move their cursors to the first letter of the word click, dragging the mouse to the last letter of the word, and click again. The computer automatically circles correct words and crosses off words from the clues list. There is also an unlisted clue for players to find. This word, tied to the puzzles theme, is not on the clue list. It appears in red when players find it or when they haven't found it and opt to solve the puzzle.
A new game button rescrambles the board, allowing players to play different versions of the same puzzle.