This is an entry for the 16th Fortnightly Challenge.


My friend was solving a puzzle but took the puzzle with him. However, he was solving it with highlighters and they left traces on the paper below the puzzle.

Here is the paper:
highlighters

What was the puzzle?

up vote 12 down vote accepted

It looks like a

Word Search,

both from the patterns of the lines

horizontal, vertical, and both diagonals

and from the fact that they were using a highlighter.

  • Can you clarify why would you use around five different kind of colors for such a task? – Matsmath Sep 20 '16 at 17:40
  • Perhaps he's just a colourful fellow. – Ian MacDonald Sep 20 '16 at 17:41
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    That is a correct answer! – Maria Deleva Sep 20 '16 at 17:42
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    That was my first thought even though I circle my letters in pencil rather than anything else :P – dcfyj Sep 20 '16 at 17:43
  • There are several places where 3 words overlap, which explains why more than 1. If you're using one, you might as well use multiple, and 5 seems as reasonable a number as 3 to have on hand. – Sconibulus Sep 20 '16 at 17:44

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