The following array of "*
's" 'masks' four three letter words which are to be read in the usual practice of left to right, and top down.
here are some considerations.
1. Letter frequency is not restricted.
2. When all places are filled, all letters are rotated
one place (direction is immaterial) around the square. At that point you must still have four three letter words.
3. Common English words are preferred.
(Words borrowed from other languages are acceptable, but try to limit words rarely found in English.)
(In reply to computer solutions
To tell whether a given solution is double (actually, triple) in that the rotation could go either way from the way presented (that is, CCW in addition to the CW already accounted for), the 4th and 8th listed words on the first, linear, line just have to spell a word when spelled backward, such as
ago god ode wed awe law ala lag
where wed backward is dew and lag backward is gal.
The rest of the words take care of themselves.
Posted by Charlie
on 2008-08-06 17:13:58