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Puzzles involving a word search - a word game that consists of the letters of words placed in a grid, which usually has a rectangular or square shape. Usually, the objective of this puzzle is to find and mark all the words hidden inside the box. The words may be placed horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

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3D Hide & Seek Word Puzzle - Seeker edition

Your code-golf challenge is to find all occurences of a word in the 3d matrix. There is no restriction on I/O format. In the samples below, the word is presented, then a blank line, then the 2-...
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3D Hide & Seek Word Puzzle

Challenge Create a 3D word puzzle where the cube's dimensions match the length of the input word. The uppercase word (A-Z) must be validly placed within the cube in one of the fixed orientations: ...
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Words with Easy Letters in a Word Search

Introduction: Apparently I keep coming up with word search related challenges lately. :) When I do the word search in the Dutch news paper, some words are very easy to find because they contain ...
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How many times do I break my own rule?

Introduction: In my recent Strikethrough the Word Search List challenge I mentioned the following: When I do the word-search puzzles, I (almost) always go over the words in order, and strike them ...
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Line Islands in a Word Search

My third word search related challenge in a row. :) Challenge: Brief explanation of what a word search is: In a word search you'll be given a grid of letters and a list of words. The idea is to cross ...
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Spinning Word Search

Introduction: Pete likes doing word search puzzles. Despite that, he has trouble searching for words vertically, (anti-)diagonally, or reversed. Because of that, he'll always search for the words left-...
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Symbol Search Deleter [rephrased] [closed]

Your challenge is to parse nonsensical text and output a "congruous phrase" - which I shall define here to be text with any contiguous characters in between, and including, a given set of like symbols ...
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Most Populated WordSearch

Write a program to generate a rectangular word-search of size 6x9. Words may go downwards, rightwards and diagonally (downwards and to the right), they may also overlap on the board. The challenge is ...
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Word Search Solver

I got to wondering yesterday if I could write a program to comb through a given word search and output the answers. It was actually surprisingly easy. Now I wonder just how small we can get. Rules ...
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Smallest Word Search Puzzle [duplicate]

A word search is a matrix of letters as defined in Word Search Puzzle Generation. For a word search to contain a word, it means that that word appears somewhere in the matrix horizontally, vertically, ...
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Is it a wordinian?

What is the shortest way to see if an input is a wordinian using any programming language? A wordinian is a word that contains words of length 1 to the original word's length. For example, bin ...
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Word Search Helper

I've been doing word searches recently, and I thought it would be so much easier if all of the words read left-to-right. But rewriting all the lines takes a lot of effort! So I'm enlisting code ...
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Find the Words on the Grid!

Write a program or function that extracts a word from a wordsearch using its start and end coordinates. The Input Your program or function should accept three parameters: the start coordinate, the ...
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Find my word(s)!

The idea of this challenge is to find all the words from a dictionary on a grid of letters. Your input should come from stdin or function arg and will come in the following format: ...
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Let's make a word-search!

In this challenge, we will together create a word-search containing many programs in different languages. I have started us off with a grid of 60-by-25 blanks (·), ...
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Build a one-word search generator

The word BANANA appears exactly once in this word search: ...
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Word search puzzle generation

Given a list of strings, find the smallest square matrix that contains each of the initial strings. The strings may appear horizontally, vertically or diagonally and forwards or backwards like in ...
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Word Search Puzzle

Given a rectangular text as a word search puzzle and a search string, determine if the text contains the search string. The search string may appear: horizontally, vertically or diagonally forwards ...
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Wordsearch Solver

Given a list of words and a grid of letters, find all the words in the grid and remove any letters which are not part of any of the words. The words could be forwards, backwards, up, down or diagonal. ...
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