# Questions tagged [word-square]

A word square is a square grid of letters in which every row and column forms a word. They can be clued just like normal crossword puzzles. Use with [crosswords] or [cryptic-crosswords] if the word square is clued as such.

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### 4x4 word grid optimization

Given that each letter in the English alphabet has a position: $$a = 1, b = 2, ..., z = 26$$ Can you place 16 different letters such that: Each row, column and diagonal forms a 4-letter valid English ...
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### A partially obsolete word square?

I'm slowly working on my next word square puzzle, and during the process, I crafted a partially obsolete order 5 square: The clues, in no particular order are: A guarded hedge for deterring cattle. ...
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### 4*4 Word Square #3

A word square is a puzzle in which letters can be placed into the grid below so that words are formed both horizontally and vertically. In this puzzle, the same four words are formed in each direction....
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### 4*4 Word Square #2

A word square is a puzzle in which letters can be placed into the grid below so that words are formed both horizontally and vertically. In this puzzle, the same four words are formed in each direction....
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### 4*4 Word Square

A word square is a puzzle in which letters can be placed into the grid below so that words are formed both horizontally and vertically. In this puzzle, the same four words are formed in both ...
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### Heteropalindromes in a Word Square

Say hello to a not-so-simple, 4x4 word square: This little monstrosity has two rules; to define the first rule, have you ever heard of a heteropalindrome? Strings of letters that form words when ...
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### Scrabblescrapers

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix In this puzzle, you are given a 5x5 grid that you need to populate with a word square, so that the rows and columns form words (as defined ...
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### Six words in a 3x3 grid [closed]

Can you place 9 letters in a 3x3 grid such that each row and column forms a distinct 3-letter word? Rows are read left to right, while columns are read top to bottom. I will accept words that are ...
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### This ain't your grandpa's word square!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #43: Variety Crossword Grids This is a regular word square: C A R D A R E A R E A R D A R T As you can see, the words read the same across and down. Now I have ...
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### A Tribute to Psych

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #43: Variety Crossword Grids The following is a 4x5 grid: Within the grid, there are 13 words laid out in the following way: The words may go forwards or ...
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### Word Pyramids Up and Down

Using the letters complete the puzzle so that A seven letter word A five letter word A four letter word 3x 3 letter words are created
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### Word Square Thriller Part 4

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The missing words, in order, make an 8 by 8 word square with the same words going down as across. (Warning: these are not words everyone will know...) The thugs moved ...
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### Word square thriller part 3

Part 1, containing more instructions Part 2 The latest thrilling instalment! Warning: it's pretty much impossible to construct a square of this size without using some obscure words that you might ...
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### Word square thriller part 2

Part 1 is here and contains more detailed instructions. An excerpt from the next chapter of my trashy thriller novel. What are the missing words? I told him, “They threatened to drown me in a *******!...
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### Word square thriller

Help me find the missing words from my trashy thriller novel. The words can be placed in order into a grid, with the same words appearing both horizontally and vertically. For example, in this excerpt:...
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### Word Square - AXLE

Fill in ~ with letters to create a real words vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. Vertical and horizontal words have to be the same: ~ A ~ ~ A X L E ~ L ~ ~ ~ E ~ ~ Edit: Final
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### The SS Wordsquare

Anchor's away! Ahoy, puzzlers, I am Cpt. Wesley Wordsquare. I'm about to set sail for the mainland to see a show at my brother Winslow’s Wordsquare Theatre, however I can't seem to decipher this ...
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### E's-y T's: Word square fill in

This is a follow-up to E's-y Word-Square Fill-in, but you don't need to know anything about that puzzle to solve this one. For each word square below, the Es and Ts have been filled in for you. ...
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### A Howler's Disposition

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #37: Rare and Endangered 1 I've made a 5X5 word square, meaning that each word is 5 letters long and the words are the same in those positions horizontally and ...
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### A nice 5x5 word square

Clues: type of Indian cows; what's done to money; needs a good groom; more than deserved; needs a good groom. Construct the word square! (I created it myself; hoping the above is enough info to ...
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### 7X7(Borrowed words Puzzle)

7X7(Borrowed words Puzzle) Note : The main purpose of this puzzle is not just for someone to answer it, but I hope someone can also Tell what types of this puzzle is exactly,as you can see i just ...
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### Complete 3-by-5 Crossword Puzzle

Looking for a grid with five letters horizontally, three words vertically, and eight words in total. All 8 words must be easy words; it must not be necessary to check the dictionary. I tried the ...
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### Wordsquare Theatre

Good morrow, fine puzzlers. It is I, Winslow Q. Wordsquare IV. You may know my brother, Wallace, due to his Wordsquare Clearance! However, as a refined gentleman, I prefer my wordsquares to have ...
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My first is a journey on the sea At the resistance should my second be Third is a short little, drawing knot Backwards in the clock the fourth I spot Hint: UPDATE 23/7 Since this is incredibly ...
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### 3x3 Wordsquare Riddle

My first is in a gift, A representation of what you are. My second not so much a gift, But a representation of what you were. Although these hints may not mean much, I am confident ...
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### A Very Short Wordsquare Riddle

My first is a musical choir My second is solid, a large one My third consists only of zeroes My fourth has just quickly run
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### A Message inside a Wordsquares Riddle

I want to give you (yes,you!) a message. However, in order to avoid our non-puzzling brothers from eavesdropping, I've decided to encrypt it inside this Wordsquares Riddle. It's correct, it's ...
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### People inside a Wordsquare

Hold on, it's not a riddle! This time, you must fill in a 4×4 Wordsquare. Sounds easy, right? But now, they are not English words. They're names! Mia + Bareilles + Gilbert + Arjun Cummings + ...
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### Wordsquare Clearance!

WORD-SQUARES! WORD-SQUARES! WORD-SQUARES! I'm Wally Wordsquare from Wordsquare Motors and I've ordered way too many wordsquares! I've got to get them out of this lot and I'm passing the savings on ...
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### A Trickier Wordsquare Riddle

My favorite Wordsquare Riddles, Inventing them, I can't resist. But this, with four stanzas, There might be a twist! My first is perfectly happy, Featured in a song of Coldplay's. My second is ...
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### Wordsquare Riddle, Again

My first is very wild You can't pull him out of the hat My second is the fourth to start Yet the first to kick the bucket My third are points That makes people trust you My fourth is anything else ...
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### 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 ...
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In this puzzle, you have to fill in the blanks with 4-letter words. The tree branches were sticking out through Max's fence, so he had to _ _ _ _ them down. Bob asked Joe to _ _ _ _ his video. Amy ...
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The following are clues to 18 six-letter words that must be filled into the following three linked word squares. The clues are in no particular order, but just for fun, I tried to arrange them to ...
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### E's-y Word-Square Fill-in

Not necessarily easy, but "'E's-y"! For each word square below, the Es have been filled in for you. Your task is to complete the rest of the square using only ...
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### A Rhyming Six-Words Puzzle

In the spirit of the original Four-words puzzle by Prem, and all those that followed. My first completely overshadows anything you see. My second's used extensively to mean extensively. My ...
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### Yet another Four-words (----||||)

Just had an idea on a new Four words question: (See the original for the solution format Four-words (----||||)): 1) I am a visual definition of myself when you had the answer 2) My position is kind ...
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### Yet Another Six-words (------||||||)

Following @Prem's four-word puzzle, I thought I'd have a go. (There have been a few other similar things, e.g. here, here). There are 6 words each with 6 letters. If written in 6 rows (to make a ...
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### Spooky Five Words (-----|||||)

Bringing this puzzle type back again. (See the original for the solution format.) My first is what you will seek. My second is what you should be. My third is something all monsters have. My fourth ...
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### Largest Complete Scrabble Block [closed]

Let's define a Complete Scrabble Block as an arrangement of Scrabble tiles such that: The four edges are all flat. All words are words. There is an order in which the tiles can be played in a game of ...
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### Five-words (-----|||||) brought back

Again, it's been a while since we have seen one of these, so I thought I should throw another one out there. (See the original for the solution format.) My first has been seen around here a lot ...
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### The Knight of Words

You need to turn the following 6x6 square into a word square (i.e. so that the 1st row and 1st column both contain the same six-letter word, as do the 2nd row and 2nd column, etc.) by swapping each ...
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### A few Four Word Puzzles, and a Five Word Challenge

After (rather quickly) solving the puzzles found in this link, I decided to make a few of my own (along with my little sister helping make one). The following is a quote how ghosts_in_the_code ...
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### Largest word-square puzzle [duplicate]

What is the largest word-square puzzle known? Can you make a bigger one? Obviously, you must use more than four words, six or seven letter words would be really good. Using computers allowed, not ...
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### Some four word puzzles (and possible bounty)

A four word puzzle (see this and this) is basically a 4x4 grid containing 4 4-letter words, and reads the same top to bottom or left to right. For example, ...
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### Another cryptic Five-word (with a twist)

My last Five-words puzzle seemed well-received, so I thought I'd try another. This one has a bit of a twist to it, which shouldn't be too hard to figure out. I expect it will be easier to solve ...
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### A new seven-words puzzle!

These tend to be as much fun to make as they are to solve. Each of the "words" are seven letters long and form a square that reads the same down as it does across. You know, like this ancient one: ...
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### Cryptic Five-words (-----|||||)

Inspired by Aggie Kidd's redux of the original "Four-words" puzzle by Prem, I decided to create a similar "Five-words" puzzle. Some clues are intentionally somewhat vague and/or misleading, to keep ...
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### Another Four-words (----||||)

It's been a while since we have seen one of these (as originally created by Prem), and I thought people might enjoy another one. (See the original for the solution format.) My first is the conclusion ...
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