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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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 ...

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