## Word squares

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### Re: Word squares

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Leren
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### Re: Word squares

Hi Leren,

I completed a full study of 8x8 word squares.
There are only 77 symmetric 8x8 wordsquares, confirming your number...
and only 2 non symmetrics:

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Hi JPF, congratulations on finding the 8 x 8 non-symmetrics. Can you confirm 0 symmetric 9 x 9 Word squares and are there any non-symmetric 9 x 9's ?

Leren
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### Re: Word squares

Yes, I confirm 0 9x9 symmetric Word squares.
More generally, there is no 9x9 Word squares such that word [row 1] = word [column 1].

The complete analysis of 9x9 non symmetrics will take about a week.

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### Re: Word squares

The study has been completed.
There is no 9 x 9 Word square with the dictionnary mentionned above.

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deleted - see new thread : Crossword Squares
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### Re: Word squares

Hi JPF,

Sounds like a challenge I might take up. Might I suggest we move this topic to a new thread, like Crossword Squares.

Might I also suggest that we remove offensive words from the list. All the worst swear words are legal in scrabble but are definitely not acceptable on this forum.

If you like a can compile a list of exclusions and email it to you.

Leren
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### Re: Word squares

Hi Leren,

Nice to see that you are ready for the challenge!
Please note that the next challenge may be with rectangular crossword grids with random black boxes.

and, yes, my english is not good enough to make the difference between acceptable words in scrabble but unacceptable on this forum.
btw, I even don't know the words you are referring to in the grid I gave.

Anyway, you know the dictionnary I'm using. Please send me, thru pm, the list of excluded words.

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