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Questions tagged [word-search]

Puzzles tagged with word-search should generally be about finding words within a grid, these types of puzzles are mass-producible so adding a twist or spin to them is a good idea.

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On a puzzling spree

This puzzle is part 18 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Dinosaur Word Search, Letter Solve, and Unscramble

Please answer if you figure out any part of this! Dinosaur Names: archaeopteryx stegosaurus velociraptor concavenator triceratops kulindadromeus (kudos to user477343 for finding this one!) Randomly ...
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Twisted word-search

This is a somehow twisted word-search. Every word/phrase should conform to two rules. Your job is to find out the two rules/patterns every word/phrase follows and, of course, to find the words/...
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Happy Xmas! WordSearch

Scrooge Style! Find these words in the grid: &!*"!^)()\$ *%£&*"£^") £*^%%&(!(& !£\$^£*!&"% %\$*)$*&\$^! £%!\$!\$%%\$^ ^(!^%*^")( !"\$*&&\$&*\$
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The answer is Caesar. What is the question?

VNUGPEUISLOGTDTQPEGEXUCTSPGHEUDUK? ...
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Snake word puzzles

Find the nine letter word that "snakes" through the grid. Every letter is only used once. If you are stuck on one then write it down and it will easier (in my opinion). And please do not search it up. ...
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I don't want to let my friends down

This is an entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36 I was supposed to do something, but I can't remember what it was. I know it was supposed to be fun or funny. In a typical effort to hide my ...
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Just a Regular Word Search

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36: Twisted Classics 1 Here's a regular word search. Find three twisty things. ...
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Wordsearch Trail: And now for something a little different

A Fun Friday Wordsearch! Or is it... Hidden in this wordsearch, is a trail of clues to lead you to one specific word within the grid. It's this specific word, and the trail you used to get there ...
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What/who is missing?

For alternative resolution: W D C V A I O H J N K L R Q X C R I N O U G H K L S A A Z A R E E T U P A S X C V Z U I ...
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Help! Can you get my puzzle back?

Puzzling has a lot of really complicated stuff these days, so I just wanted to post a simple Boggle grid. You know that game, right? You form words by starting from one letter, then taking adjacent ...
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Mystery of the One Word Wordsearch

How have you been? Please, come in, have a seat. Would you like a drink? Wine? Soda? No? Yes, I have orange juice... Ok, enjoy! Anyway, I know how you love wordsearches, so I made one exclusively for ...
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Where's my pet gone to?

I came home today and realized that my furry friend was not there to greet me. There was a note on the counter from my SO that explained where they had gone but I wasn't quite sure what it meant. Can ...
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Spring word-search

The word-search grid below contains (at least) 24 words, connected with the spring season. Can you find them all? It might even teach you something new... Plain version: ...
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Can you find all the Star Wars words in this wordsearch?

A simple enough challenge. This wordsearch contains a number of words... "... connected with the discovery of Anakin Skywalker" Can you find (and name) all of them? Image courtesy of Pedigree ...
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The Hyper-Modern Kidnapper: Crime Scene #4

The Story: As soon as he read the message that Lipwig found, Sergeant Vimes raced home, sirens blaring for traffic to move aside. His daughter was home in her room. His daughter was home in her room. ...
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She Lia Squared: Our daughter asked, “How many words can it make?”

For puzzle experts out there I'm certain this will seem trivial. Our daughter recently conned my wife and I into purchasing interlocking foam squares for her bedroom floor. On each square is a ...
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Needles in a Haystack (Inverse wordsearch)

Wordsearch with a little twist. There are 22 words hidden inside the grid (purposely), they are all: 1) Characters from fiction books 2) Countries in South America 3) Ex-Presidents of ...
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Historical figures word search with a twist

You can take every path you like from the drawn paths, but you cannot repeat letters in the same word (person's name). There are at least 23 historical figures on the board. Here is also a text ...
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Anagram word search

Rules: Words are scrambled - i.e. anagrams. Valid paths - horizontally, vertically, diagonally. No words are with less than 5 letters. All words fall (more or less) within the same category - there ...
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5 Quotes 1 Figure

These are 5 quotes all made by the same historically famous person that have all been transcribed slightly differently. What are each of the quotes and who said them all? SETAERGRUO TBGNILLAFR ...
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Historical figure word-search

There are 22 historical figures on this board. Can you find them all?
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Rebuilding the Rio 2016 Olympics logo

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art It is also an entry to the 13th fortnightly challenge You two friends are still venturing through the endless halls of the gallery of hyper-...
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Letter Crush Friends

Inspired by the game Candy Crush I devised a new type of word-searchpuzzles which go under the name Letter Crush $^{TM}$ puzzles. How to solve a Letter Crush $^{TM}$ puzzle: A puzzle consists ...
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A book with only two letters

Dr. G somehow detests reading novels but he decided to read a one then he naturally got bored and decided to delete all letters except A and B letters in the book. So with this new book which ...
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The rock wall of letters — Clue Seven

<--Previous clue Click! The door swing open, to reveal a yellow room. "It looks like a banana," you mutter as you walk in. Then you see the right wall. On it is something like a rock-climbing ...
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The maze of letters - Clue Three

<---Previous clue This is an entry in the 12th Fortnightly Topic Challenge Inspiration from @BMyGuest's puzzle After keying in your answer, the screen goes dark, and emits a BEEP!You step back ...
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A-maze-ing Wordsearch

This is an entry to the 12th fortnightly challenge You and your party realize that you possibly shouldn't have crossed the mad wizard at the black tower when all your vision goes pink and pale. When ...
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I am PAKISTAN, but also ISTANBUL. Who am I?

I am PAKISTAN I am ISTANBUL I am KYRGYZSTAN Who am I?
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The Maze of Text

Just follow the maze. I IIIIIIII I IIIIIIII I IIII IIIII IIII IIIII IIII III IIII III IIIIII III IIIIII III IIIIIIIIII And here's another set of text ...
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A scrambled grid

Here is a 10x10 grid of letters where the letters on each row have been scrambled randomly: In the unscrambled grid, each cell is part of a word at least 5 letters long. Words are written from left ...
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Better word search building - Filling Space

I have been unsatisfied with the quality of word searches I am producing. I've been filling the squares that are empty after the words are placed with random letters. Too many of the empty squares ...
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How can I make a good word-search puzzle?

Say I have a bunch of words that I want to make a word-search out of. What are some strategies for making a challenging but doable word-search puzzle where these are the words to be found? I'm ...
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What's the smallest chemical elements word search that can be made?

I want the elements from 1 to 118, their names, atomic numbers and symbols including capitalization. There is one important rule that makes things a little more difficult: No item can be ...
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Create a Homophone Word Search

This recent puzzle I created was well-received, so here's another one like it, except this time a bit larger and using homophones. Create a word search with the following conditions: Use the fifteen ...
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Unscramble and Solve the Word Search

Though the answer I'm looking for is a number and there is a little calculation involved. There are no hard sums here and each step is fairly simple (except maybe the last two) ...
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Cluelessly searching for words V (last one)

Below is a word search puzzle presented without clues. Instead, you must use the additional rules (see example below) to work out what the words are. Finally, as a check to make sure you found the ...
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Cluelessly searching for words IV

Below is a word search puzzle presented without clues. Instead, you must use the additional rules (see example below) to work out what the words are. Finally, as a check to make sure you found the ...
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45x45 Word Search

You'll need to be a serious fan of these puzzles to find over 300 of the things hidden in this jumble. There are no clues as this is test of knowledge as well as determination. Once you get started it'...
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Clueslessly searching for words III

Below is a word search puzzle presented without clues. Instead, you must use the additional rules (see example below) to work out what the words are. Finally, as a check to make sure you found the ...
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Cluelessly searching for words II

Below is a word search puzzle presented without clues. Instead, you must use the additional rules (see example below) to work out what the words are. Finally, as a check to make sure you found the ...
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Cluelessly searching for words

Below is a word search puzzle presented without clues. Instead, you must use the additional rules (see example below) to work out what the words are. Finally, as a check to make sure you found the ...
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Create a Word Search

Create a word search with the following conditions: Use the eleven words below. They can be spelled up, down, left, right, or any of the 4 diagonal directions. ZERO ONE TWO THREE FOUR ...
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The association of found words

Twenty-five specific words are contained within this word search. These words are associated with 25 more words by an unusual property. The objectives of this puzzle are to: find at least 10 of ...
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Dissecting Africa

A straightforward puzzle for the patient. There are no tricks or decryptions needed. The task is 'simple' albeit potentially challenging (and maybe time-consuming). The goal Dissect the Africa-...
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The ill-posed word-search: A sick puzzle

This puzzle started out as ordinary 8-directional word-search puzzle, hiding 19 diseases amongst lots and lots of letters. But then, six letters were infected and became ill, and things became very ...
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International word-search: Can you find the words in multiple languages?

This time it is not complicated. No tricks, no brain bending involved. A simple, straight forward word-search puzzle to relax... All valid words are straight lines but can be found in any of the 8 ...
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The horrible wordsearch: Can you decypher the word-search puzzle to find the final clue?

This will be a tricky one, I think. The whole puzzle is self-contained in the information between the two horizontal bars below. The answer to this riddle is a book title of 5 words. The book is ...
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Crypto-wordsearch-gram: “You Are a Member of the Rebel Alliance, and a Traitor!”. A cryptogram hidden within a wordsearch

You are a member of the Rebel Alliance. You have been captured by the Empire and imprisoned. In a stroke of sadistic brilliance, your guards have denied you all reading matter except "Uncle Vader's ...
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If I want to create word search puzzles what approach is best?

It seems like most word search puzzles have a quantity of words that match some theme, arranged haphazardly, with some random letters filling in the extra spaces. If I want to create word search ...