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Questions tagged [word-search]

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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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

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. ...