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After (rather quickly) solving the puzzles found in this link, I decided to make a few of my own (along with my little sister helping make one).

The following is a quote how ghosts_in_the_code explained these puzzles (because he/she/ghost did very well in describing it).

A four word puzzle (see this and this) is basically a 4x4 grid containing 4 4-letter words, and reads the same top to bottom or left to right. For example,

A B C D
B E F G
C F H I
D G I J

Here are some puzzles with hints (not necessarily in the same order):

Sample puzzle

a shape
an identity
a valley
an audio track

Answer

S O N G
O V A L
N A M E
G L E N

Puzzle 1

Type of coffee or tea
Significant role
Whirlpool
Document

Puzzle 2

Mother Earth
Simple
Man-eating monster
Manipulates an outcome

Puzzle 3

Children summer activity
Work the fields
Figure skating move
Short note

Puzzle 4 5x5

Macho
Italian food
Ski resort
Metal alloy
Twitch

Good luck and have fun!

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  • $\begingroup$ What's the reason for posting these all as a single question? Wouldn't it make more sense to post each one as a separate question, since they are all distinct puzzles, and aren't directly related to each other (aside from the format)? $\endgroup$ – GentlePurpleRain Jul 15 '15 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ I prefer to get more than 1 of these in a question because they are so simple to solve. Thus from the asker's role I did exactly that. $\endgroup$ – qwertylpc Jul 15 '15 at 21:57
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Puzzle 1

Type of coffee or tea: ICED
Significant role: LEAD
Whirlpool: EDDY
Document: FILE

F I L E
I C E D
L E A D
E D D Y

Puzzle 2

Mother Earth: GAIA
Simple: EASY
Man-eating monster: OGRE
Manipulates an outcome: RIGS

O G R E
G A I A
R I G S
E A S Y

Puzzle 3

Children's summer activity: CAMP
Work the fields: PLOW
Figure skating move: AXEL
Short note: MEMO

C A M P
A X E L
M E M O
P L O W

Puzzle 4

Macho: MANLY
Italian food: PASTA
Ski resort: ASPEN
Metal alloy: STEEL
Twitch: SPASM

S P A S M
P A S T A
A S P E N
S T E E L
M A N L Y

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry to the others; I was composing this answer on my phone, which took a while. I didn't see the other answers until I posted this. (I did solve them all myself.) $\endgroup$ – GentlePurpleRain Jul 15 '15 at 4:33
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Puzzle 4:

S P A S M
P A S T A
A S P E N
S T E E L
M A N L Y

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Puzzle 2:

O G R E
G A I A
R I G S
E A S Y

Puzzle 3:

C A M P
A X E L
M E M O
P L O W

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