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From the answers that I got over here, I found out that the type of puzzle that I was looking for would be referred to as diagramless fill-in puzzle. (A cross of a diagramless crossword and a fill-in puzzle.)

Where can I find such puzzles?

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  • $\begingroup$ Have you looked at this answer? Answer $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Feb 22 '16 at 6:59
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    $\begingroup$ @ABcDexter - Have you looked at my comment? Comment $\endgroup$ – ibid Feb 22 '16 at 7:18
  • $\begingroup$ Aah, ok. I do understand your concern now. I hope I get time to help you :-) $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Feb 22 '16 at 7:58
  • $\begingroup$ Would this be solved by presenting you with puzzles that don't have clues at all, and just a bunch of words with an empty grid? $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald Mar 4 '16 at 14:31
  • $\begingroup$ @IanMacDonald - Assuming it is solvable, than yes. $\endgroup$ – ibid Mar 4 '16 at 17:17
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Some Penny Press puzzle variety books have one or two of the diagramless fill-in puzzles. I also like them and have a hard time finding them. For the Penny Press puzzles, they have a list of words and only the e's are in the diagram. You have to determine the correct position from that.

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    $\begingroup$ I was hoping for some that are freely available online. $\endgroup$ – ibid Mar 21 '16 at 19:15
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Believe it or not, there are two books of Diagramless Fill-Ins (I have both of them myself) that exist. You can purchase both of them on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Diagramless-Fill-Ins-I-Richard-Emmons/dp/0692319476/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514566514&sr=8-1&keywords=diagramless+fill+in+puzzles

https://www.amazon.com/Diagramless-Fill-Ins-2-Richard-Emmons/dp/0986331228/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1514566514&sr=8-2&keywords=diagramless+fill+in+puzzles

The last puzzle in each book is different (in the first book, it's a diagramless fill-in where you get all the O's instead of all the E's. In the second book, the final puzzle is a diagramless crossword).

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    $\begingroup$ I was hoping for some that are freely available online. Still you've provided a link to a whole book of them. Maybe you could improve the answer by adding some information about the books(s) and a picture or two, rather than just links? $\endgroup$ – ibid Dec 29 '17 at 17:34

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