# A "fitting" number of X's

I'm looking for a five-letter word.

       X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X
X X X X X



(5)

(8)

(6)

(6)

• After seeing a lot of your puzzles, I have to say. I really enjoy them. Often times I get completely baffled and take a while to begin, but they feel very satisfying to solve. And although they may not be that complex, I still think they are a nice refresher and I enjoy trying to solve them very much :) Commented Jul 11, 2022 at 14:42
• @Auribouros Thanks, I appreciate your comment :) Yeah, I usually try to keep it quite simple but not that easy to spot. Some easier than others ofc but in general I try to do so. Good luck on this one! Commented Jul 11, 2022 at 15:09
• some of the grid's lines are thicker than others. I am assuming that's unintentional/unrelated to the puzzle? Commented Jul 11, 2022 at 15:09
• @A.O. Yes, unintentional. Ignore the thickness etc. They're all suppose to have the same size. Commented Jul 11, 2022 at 15:18
• Hm, just missing (what I assume to be) the last part, hopefully no one will have solved this by the time I get home.. Commented Jul 11, 2022 at 15:57

The five-letter word is:

SUITS.

The numbered blocks of empty cells ...

... can be removed from the grid of X's. The tens (and hundereds) of the numbers are the rows and the ones are the columns where the respective cell should be placed. We get:

           X X X X X
X . . . .
X . . . .
X . . . .
5    X X X X X
X X X X .
X . . . X
X . . . X
X . . . X
10    X X X X .
X . . . X
X . . . X
X X X X X
X . . . X
15    X . . . X
X X X X X
X . . . .
X X X X X
. . . . X
20    X X X X X


The black and red blocks ...

... indicate that we can divide the cut-out block of X's into four equal parts. If we do this, we get four letters:

           X X X X X
X . . . .
X . . . .
X . . . .
X X X X X

X X X X .
X . . . X
X . . . X
X . . . X
X X X X .

X . . . X
X . . . X
X X X X X
X . . . X
X . . . X

X X X X X
X . . . .
X X X X X
. . . . X
X X X X X


The four numbers ...

... enumerate words that begin with the corresponding letters:

black C: CLUBS (5)
red D: DIAMONDS (8)
red H: HEARTS (6)