Puzzlement: Signers of the Declaration of Independence

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    The last names of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence can be found running frontwards, backwards, up, down, and diagonally in this puzzle. See how many you can find without looking at the list first; then check the list and find them all.

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    Representatives of the 13 colonies who put their signatures on the document that led to the Revolutionary War were—

    Button Gwinnett

    Charles Carroll

    George Taylor

    Lyman Hall

    George Wythe

    James Wilson

    George Walton

    Richard Henry Lee

    George Ross

    William Hooper

    Thomas Jefferson

    Caesar Rodney

    Joseph Hawes

    Benjamin Harrison

    George Read

    John Penn

    Thomas Nelson, Jr.

    Thomas M’Kean

    Edward Rutledge

    Francis Lightfoot Lee

    William Floyd

    Thomas Heyward, Jr.

    Carter Braxton

    Philip Livingston

    Thomas Lynch, Jr.

    Robert Morris

    Francis Lewis

    Arthur Middleton

    Benjamin Rush

    Lewis Morris

    John Hancock

    Benjamin Franklin

    Richard Stockton

    Samuel Chase

    John Morton

    John Witherspoon

    William Paca

    George Clymer

    Francis Hopkinson

    Thomas Stone

    James Smith

    John Hart

    Abraham Clark

    Robert Treat Paine

    Roger Sherman

    Josiah Bartlett

    Elbridge Gerry

    Samuel Huntington

    William Whipple

    Stephen Hopkins

    William Williams

    Samuel Adams

    William Ellery

    Oliver Wolcott

    John Adams

     

    Matthew Thornton