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Four 3s Rotated (Posted on 2008-08-06) Difficulty: 4 of 5
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.

* * *
*   *
* * *
Now 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.)


See The Solution Submitted by brianjn    
Rating: 3.5000 (2 votes)

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Question re: A challenge...or a good talking point | Comment 11 of 15 |
(In reply to A challenge... by Dej Mar)

In effect you countenance a 3 x 3 'magic square', but with words replacing the appropriate addition sum.

That thought did go through my mind when I embraced this;  I think we might need Charlie to utilise a 3-letter wordlist rather than the list that I think he generated from an alphabet string.

Because of the need for a spreading of vowels, and a necessary mingling of consonants I somewhat doubt the possibility.

That there may however be a possibility there then remains (and probably this thought was not intended) a more unlikely possibility that such a scenario exists when rotation occurs.

  Posted by brianjn on 2008-08-10 09:59:28

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