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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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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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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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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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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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 10): Captain Christmas

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > It was ...
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Find all animals, to get the 13th animal

The following 12 animals are hidden in this word search puzzle. Each of them gives a letter, which is needed for the 13th animal. Elephant Anaconda Eagle Rattlesnake Vulture Owl Reindeer Mongoose ...
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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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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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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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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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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 1): La laa laaaaaa laa la Christmas

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.Next Door > ...la laaa laaa laaa la la: ...
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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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I hate word searches

In the following grid are 38 nouns that have something in common. (I use "nouns" loosely, including, for example, noun phrases and proper nouns.) Their respective enumerations are: 4; 4; 4; ...
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Anyone Seen My Snorkel?

This is part 54 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. mqoı ugw7qж , zqv qw o h6ım v6ınɔ ugwo7 | zo 78վn £þxm εıqm conxnøqxw v8կox h6ımw , დnɔ þn 7დvn ...
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On The Subject of Word Searches

(This is part of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge 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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A derivative word search

This square is composed of elements, all in the same set, written either horizontally or vertically. There is no overlap, each letter belongs to exactly one word. However, the words are anagrammed. ...
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A weird sort of word search -- cat burglar?

THE INFAMOUS CAT BURGLAR STRIKES AGAIN READ ALL ABOUT IT IN TONIGHT'S EDITION OF THE NEW YORK TIMES Yesterday evening at 7 PM, local police received reports of a burglar in an apartment building. Upon ...
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Behind Great Walls

This is part 10 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Deаr Puzzling, This is a word search puzzle with a wildcard character. There are eight unique ...
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Anagrid (word search with anagrams)

I have to give Tom the opportunity for a rematch, so here's my attempt at an Anagrid (here is the first puzzle in the series). The rules: This square is composed of elements, all in the same set, ...
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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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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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Continental nations word search

This square is composed of nations, all in the same continent, written either horizontally or vertically. There is no overlap, each letter belongs to exactly one nation. However, the country names are ...
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Gladys's Word Search Cryptic

This is part 7 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, I have to say that I didn't quite get enough of the sun and sea in my last stop, so I've decided to come to another place that has ...
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The QWERTY-shortest word

For this puzzle, I define the distance between two letters as the shortest way on a QWERTY keyboard to go from a letter to another with a path. Examples: Q and W are seperated by a distance of 1. 2 ...
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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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You can't play tetris like this!

Transcript: 98TPO.D4Q7 RIFZ78JAPM 50.TS.S25U N7.JU66A9N 2D742G89H2 60.N1ERT81 88D4DBSER2 T.3NAT4TI. .9U6HY8.S2 636W1Z623R Note: OP messed up the orientation of a ...
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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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