Questions tagged [word-square]

A word square is a square grid of letters in which every row and column of forms a word. They can be clued just like normal crossword puzzles.

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Four-words (----||||)

Four-words : My first is indivisible , but not really. My second is a cloak worn by men , but in ancient Rome. My third is a cruel wicked person , but not a human. My fourth is about 20 quires , but ...
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Six-words (------) Six-words (||||||)

Six-words: My first is what a bouncer does if they think you're cool enough My second is what my fourth does to your pain My third is your surroundings on a grassy hill in summer My fourth ...
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Five-words (-----|||||)

Five-words: My first is a kind of cattle from Asia (more than one). My second is what a horse did to its victory if it just won a race on its own merit. My third is found together with a groom. My ...
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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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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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Linked word squares

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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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 ...
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Another Six-words (------||||||)

People call me crazy. I think perhaps I am I just seek justice and there is no other way I don't want to create chaos: quite the opposite. It is a voice chanting in my head. (Or do others hear ...
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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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Seven-words (-------|||||||)

Seven-words: My first is what the bully may show My second describes some spouses post-nuptials My third is when something is like something else My fourth are people who tell you what to pay ...
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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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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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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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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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Six-words (------||||||)

My 1st go at this (and first post here). I hope you like. This puzzle is degrading. There are plants (with ain) And the clues are quite obtuse. It is a smelly, meaty extrude of a puzzle: ...