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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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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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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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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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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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Quad-Word Puzzle

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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A Short Phowosquaddle

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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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

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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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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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: ...
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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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Eight-words (--------||||||||) +1

Eight-words: (+1) My first is a move in (American) football that will never score you points My second is like the shaft within a flagellum My third is really two words and surrounds the feline'...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...