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Magic Word Square

    A magic word square is a square array of letters arranged in such a manner that a valid word is found in all columns and rows of the square.  Below are examples of magic word squares.

 

R I N G
I D E A
N E A P
G A P S

 

S P U R
P A P A
U P O N
R A N K

    Notice that in the above examples, the squares are symmetric.  The squares read the same whether it is read vertically or horizontally.

    Some magic word squares are not symmetric.  Below is an example which does not possess symmetry.

 

K I N G
I D E A
S L A T
S E R E

   Magic word squares is not limited to a 4x4 squares, it may be any squares, such as a 5x5 square or a 6x6 square.  However, with increasing width of the square, the puzzle becomes harder to solve.

   Try some of our magic word squares:

 

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