# A Very Easy Wordsquare Riddle

This is my first question.
Well, first on this website.
Just a simple word square
Packed in a riddle tight.

My first, he used to be ugly.
And Hans is his creator.
My second is just a word.
There are clues no more.

My third can be cramped and small.
Yet often he is wide.
My last is Bismarck and Phoenix.
This riddle is too easy, right?

Probable solution:

S W A N
W O R D
A R E A
N D A Z

First: Hans Christian Andersen wrote the Ugly Duckling, about a swan who was once "ugly".
The second is just a word.
Third: an area can be small and cramped, or wide open.
Fourth, these are the capital cities of ND North Dakota and AZ Arizona

• I knew this was way too easy! Did you do any googling? – William Nathanael Jul 1 '17 at 3:21
• Nope - the clues were pretty straightforward and common knowledge things - but fun to solve :) – Rubio Jul 1 '17 at 3:23
• I don't expect anyone to memorize capital of states! Btw thx for the compliment. I think this is the easiest puzzle to build. Should I make more? – William Nathanael Jul 1 '17 at 3:27
• For your next, it's better if all the "words" are actual words. And welcome to puzzle-setting at PSE:) – Rubio Jul 1 '17 at 4:07
• But "ndaz" is an actual word -- Caesar-shifted by 15. – M Oehm Jul 1 '17 at 6:56