|In the popular family game Boggle, each of 16 dice has six different
letters (QU substitutes for a single letter on one cube face) on it. The dice
are shaken and fall into a 4x4 square, so that one letter on each cube shows.
Players have three minutes to form as many words of length three or longer by
moving from letter to adjacent letter either vertically, horizontally, or
diagonally. Players may return to a letter in forming a word but may not
pause on a letter. Given the sample board
possible words are POEM, PESTER, HOPE, THEME, and RESETS, but not MESS. In a
recent game of Boggle, Ian and Chad formed the words given in the
clues below, as well as many others. Can you reconstruct the arrangement of
the top dice letters that showed on their game board?
- Both boys got the words FAITH and THIRD, but only Ian got ORBIT.
- Chad scored with SIGHTS and ASK, while Ian countered with SWAY.
- To make SLY, Chad went diagonally from upper right to lower left
to go from L to Y.
- To complete the word GRAND, Ian went vertically down to go from
N to D.