Remember the word search puzzles that are in the newspaper? You can even find books dedicated to the hidden word puzzles. Word Search for Windows Phone 7 brings the same entertaining puzzles to your Windows Phone.

The game layout is simple. You choose between three difficulties (Easy, Medium, and Hard) then select your word topic. Topics range from Animals to World Countries and if your feeling adventurous, just swipe at the topic wheel and go with whatever appears after things stop spinning.

Once the puzzle is generated (by tapping Start) a list of the hidden words is displayed at the bottom of the screen with a field of assorted letters filling the remainder of the screen. The harder the skill level, the larger the letter fields.

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You select the hidden words by tapping, holding and sliding down the letters of the word. Words are hidden vertical, horizontal, diagonal, as well as being spelled forwards and backwards. As words are discovered, they are crossed off the list at the bottom of the screen.

Each puzzle has a mystery word that doesn’t appear on the listing. Find the mystery word and you get bonus points. Once you find all the listed words, the game ends so you'll need to find the bonus word before identifying all the listed words.

Scores are a based on how fast you find all the words, if you find the bonus word and bonus for difficulty. High scores can be assigned to different players and there is a leader board for all the high scores.

If you like word puzzles, Word Search is a must have app for your Windows Phone. It's a free application and you can download it here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.