Here is a simple grid with letters in them?

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There is one significant word and ten special numbers in it.

Four questions:

  1. What is the significant word?

  2. What are the ten special numbers contained in it?

  3. Where are they located?

  4. What is "fun" name for this grid?

For those who want to copy the grid in text format.

E   D   S   Q   U   A   R   E   S
R   N   I   N   E   S   I   X   T
D   Y   E   N   T   Y   F   I   Y
N   T   W   R   N   I   N   V   F
U   R   T   U   O   N   E   E   O
H   O   N   O   F   E   S   T   U
E   F   E   E   T   X   I   H   R
N   X   I   S   Y   T   R   I   E
O   E   N   O   Y   T   H   G   I


It is a fun puzzle. Nothing serious about it. Targeted for fifth graders.


4 Answers 4


The answer.

The first ten square numbers, and the word "Squares".

Completing the solution with a image.

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  • $\begingroup$ Great Spotting !!! $\endgroup$
    – kanchirk
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 13:53
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    $\begingroup$ @kanchirk It should probably be noted that $7^2$ is forty-nine, not fo u rty-nine. Kind of messes up the whole puzzle, though. :( $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 14:42
  • $\begingroup$ @GentlePurpleRain Thank you. You are right if it is American English. I spelt it the 'India' english way I was taught. In that case, I would pluralize the ending Squares. $\endgroup$
    – kanchirk
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 14:43
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    $\begingroup$ @kanchirk It appears you were taught the wrong spelling. It is correctly spelled "forty" in all dialects of English. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 14:47
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    $\begingroup$ @kanchirk -- if you're going to edit the answer, you might edit the first part as well (where is refers to the grid containing "Square" vice "Squares" $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 25, 2016 at 11:52

Since Pete has already come up with a creative name, I will toss my suggestion into the hat as well...

Square Square Spiral


I'll add my suggestion for a a title too. I'm a fan of the much terser


Additionally, if you like puns you might try


  • $\begingroup$ good idea. Just remember it is a fun name targetted for 5th graders. $\endgroup$
    – kanchirk
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 19:42
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    $\begingroup$ @kanchirk Added a more fun one ;) $\endgroup$
    – Sabre
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 19:50

@McMagister has solved this, I'm just going to answer part 4), the fun name for this grid. My suggestion:

Ever decreasing squares

  • $\begingroup$ Not bad.. this can have a better. $\endgroup$
    – kanchirk
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 13:55

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