Puzzlement: Signers of the Declaration of Independence


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