Most of the clues and answers in a Renaissance crossword puzzle focus on that historical time period. Topics sometimes include art, exploration, science, architecture, literature, religion, government and philosophy of the Renaissance. These crosswords vary in difficulty and are available for children and adults.
Specific artists who are likely to appear in Renaissance crossword puzzles are Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Jan van Eyck and the Italian high-Renaissance painter, Raphael. Technological and scientific advancements, such as the Gutenberg Bible and the scientific method, are sometimes mentioned. Religious subjects include the Protestant Reformation, the Holy Roman Empire and the development of the Church of England. India and Africa are occasionally identified as areas opened to exploration.