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word square

n. Games
A set of words arranged in a square such that they read the same horizontally and vertically. Also called acrostic.
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word square

n
(Games, other than specified) a puzzle in which the player must fill a square grid with words that read the same across as down
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word′ square`


n.
a set of words that when arranged one beneath another in the form of a square read alike horizontally and vertically: The words sated, atone, toast, ensue, deter form a word square.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.word square - a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as acrossword square - a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across
mystifier, puzzle, puzzler, teaser - a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that's a real puzzler"
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Not including the centre square, how many Double Word squares are there on a standard Scrabble board?
Below the author attempts to built Latin word squares, while using Sanskrit words.
The introduction includes discussions of the history of excavations in Smyrna, the pictorial graffiti, healing of the eyes, isopsephisms of desire, and word-play: word squares and riddles.
Here is a list of some such games that any teacher can provide during ESP classes, especially for practising vocabulary: Word chains, Word Squares, Word Ladders, Word Pyramids, Word Crosses, Letters in Common, Crossword Puzzles(Boarcas, 2009).
These include intricate word squares and isopsephisms.
A Tapioca B Sago C Millet D Sorghum QUESTION 8 - for 8 points: How many triple word squares are there on a Scrabble board?
He spelled 'caziques', meaning West Indian tribal chiefs, in a move which included two triple word squares, one double letter score and an extra 50 points for using all his pieces.
Along with the gridlocked skies of Boetti's "Aerei" (Airplanes), 1978-89; eye-popping, tongue-twisting word squares like Senza titolo (Mese di marzo dell'anno mille nove 100 ottanta nove) (Untitled [The Month of March of the Year One Thousand Nine 100 and Highty-Nine]), 1989; and the permutational kilims that make up Alternando da uno a cento e viceversa (Alternating from One to a Hundred and Vice Versa), 1993, these works waged a sensory assault on the spectator that became rather exhausting over the course of such a comprehensive exhibition.
The 11-year-old explained that if an opponent covers two triple word squares their score multiplies by nine and adds 50 points.
How many red triple word squares are there on a Scrabble board?
However, while these artists used seriality as a nonsubjective, anti-aesthetic way of composing artworks, or explored systems to fathom ecological, political, and economic structures, Boetti, in a manner closer to the sensibility of the contemporaneous writers associated with the Oulipo group, positively delighted in permutations and combinations, in the charms of word squares and square roots and in the balance of formulas.
We can use a computer program to exhaustively find all 5x5 word squares that can be constructed using the 8938 five-letter words in the TWL06 word list, allowing both double squares (where the words in the rows and columns are different) and single squares (where the five words in the rows are replicated in the columns).