This activity gives students practice reading and speaking. Be sure to tell students to give reading the clues in the TL a fair try, not to resort to English too easily (or at all preferably).
Prepare two different crossword puzzles. The clues to each puzzle are switched on the puzzle pages. Label one Crossword A and one Crossword B so you know the difference.
In pairs, students take turns reading the clues on their puzzle page to their partner.
1. Prepare one puzzle but give one student the horizontal and one the vertical clues.
2. Have students create puzzles. They put the puzzle on one page and the clues on the other. Students read the clues they made for their partner to complete the puzzle.