Fill in ~ with letters to create a real words vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. Vertical and horizontal words have to be the same:

~ A ~ ~


~ L ~ ~

~ E ~ ~

Edit: Final

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    $\begingroup$ What counts as a "real word", exactly? $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Oct 17, 2019 at 20:58
  • $\begingroup$ Wait, which one do you want us to answer? Do both diagonals have to be real words? $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Oct 17, 2019 at 21:13
  • $\begingroup$ I actually don't know but its one of them. $\endgroup$ Oct 17, 2019 at 21:15
  • $\begingroup$ Did you find this puzzle somewhere else? (And you didn't answer the other questions - do both of the diagonals have to be real words? What counts as a 'real word'?) $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Oct 17, 2019 at 21:16

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There are several ways to do this, depending on what counts as a valid word. Here's one:

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  • $\begingroup$ YLLY isn't a word? $\endgroup$ Oct 17, 2019 at 21:04
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor I assumed only the main diagonal (\) needed to be a word? There are no English words of the form _LL_, where both blanks are the same. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Oct 17, 2019 at 21:06
  • $\begingroup$ Another one (using less common words) is EACH, AXLE, CLEW, HEWS $\endgroup$
    – Avi
    Oct 18, 2019 at 5:03

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