You'll need to be a serious fan of these puzzles to find over 300 of the things hidden in this jumble. There are no clues as this is test of knowledge as well as determination. Once you get started it's easy enough to find a list of what you are searching for.


When all the parts are spread before you on the table you will know each by number.

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If you would like an alternative grid with the correct spelling of Aluminium and copyable text:

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The names, numbers, and symbols of each element is included. Some overlap completely.

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    $\begingroup$ I think the spoiler is a big give-away. With it I could find Phosphorus and Helium in a glance. $\endgroup$ – A.D. Jun 9 '15 at 12:29
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    $\begingroup$ It's annoying that it says "Aluminum", when the official spelling (the one that isn't considered a "variant") is "Aluminium". Damn you Americans, you just can't stick with the standard used by the rest of the world, can you? (I've found 22 of them so far... not sure how it's going to get to 300, though). $\endgroup$ – Glen O Jun 9 '15 at 13:21
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    $\begingroup$ Text format would be handy to copy and paste... $\endgroup$ – Tim Couwelier Jun 9 '15 at 13:24
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    $\begingroup$ Yea, text format would solve that, be able to highlight the capital Z's and lowercase c's :) $\endgroup$ – Tim Couwelier Jun 9 '15 at 15:01
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    $\begingroup$ @GlenO Which has your favourite colour: grey Aluminium or Sulpher? or should I say "favorite color: gray aluminum or Sulfur?" ;p $\endgroup$ – Mark N Jun 9 '15 at 17:04

I have found the names, symbols, and atomic numbers for the first 118 elements in the periodic table. $118*3=354$ so I presume these are the "over 300" hidden things mentioned by OP.

I used the small grid with the plain text that I could copy. My search preferred to find items in the top left so, although there could be multiple instances of a symbol or number, the highest and furthest left option will be highlighted. To be fair, this could cause some confusion if, for instance, the same two cells are highlighted for both 17 and 71. However, I can assure you that you will find each answer highlighted.

Element Names

Solved for Names

Element Symbols

Solved for Symbols

Element Atomic Numbers

Solved for Atomic Numbers

On an unrelated note, only 242 of the 1,369 characters in the word search were left unused in my results. This gives a usage rate of about $82\%$. That could probably be increased by a more intelligent search that favored all characters being used instead of just the first one it finds. That's some tightly packed information.

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    $\begingroup$ If you're wondering why I said the first 118 elements on the table when there are only 118 elements on the table is because these are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvahd. There may be many others but they haven't been discovahd. $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Jun 23 '15 at 2:09
  • $\begingroup$ Good point. I think Tony Stark has already created one. $\endgroup$ – JLee Jun 24 '15 at 1:55

I have found all of the


Up to 118. I presume no more are present. Not sure where the "300" comes from, perhaps there's also something else hidden in the puzzle?

Here's the solution

Note: colours are meaningless in my solution pic.

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    $\begingroup$ I am not sure if OP intended things such as O3 [Beside the 'n' in Germanium] to count (as ozone), since it is the short form of a compound? Or maybe M16 beside Titaniu'm' :p $\endgroup$ – Mark N Jun 9 '15 at 15:43
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    $\begingroup$ If the OP accepts symbols too, there's for example "Pb" in the last column. $\endgroup$ – leoll2 Jun 9 '15 at 15:44
  • $\begingroup$ I also notice Unobtainium doesn't seem to be listed (yet there is kyrpton).. :( $\endgroup$ – Mark N Jun 9 '15 at 15:47
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    $\begingroup$ @MarkN - Krypton is a real element - a noble gas, in fact. $\endgroup$ – Glen O Jun 9 '15 at 15:48
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    $\begingroup$ @GlenO A bit of a long shot, but given leoll2's comment, what if the other 200 things are the symbols and the atomic weights? (I see Uuo nestled there between Gadolinium and Curium. Plus the atomic weights thing would explain why there's numbers) $\endgroup$ – Dennis Meng Jun 9 '15 at 15:55

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