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Word Square 9
The WORD is out on today's Logic Puzzle.
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July 3, 2006
Word Square 9 is a 5x5 grid into which the letters in the word WORD have been written so that each letter occurs once and only once in each row and column of the square. The letters may or may not be scrambled in a row or column, and a space appears somewhere in each row and column to fill the grid. An example of a Word Square with the word HELP is

H  L P E
P H E  L
L E P H  
 L H E P
E P  L H

Given the clues about letter and space locations that follow, you should be able to reconstruct Word Square 9. (Note: letter locations are given without regard to the spaces; for example, the 3rd letter in column 1 would mean the letter in either the 3rd or 4th row, depending on where the space is in the column.)

  1. In row 4, R is to the immediate right of W.
  2. The R and O in column 1 are not in adjacent rows.
  3. O is the 3rd letter in column 5.
  4. D is the 4th letter in column 1; the W in column 1 is not adjacent to the D.
  5. In column 2, the W in one row is followed by R in the row below.
  6. D is the 3rd letter in row 3.
  7. R is the 4th letter in row 5.
  8. In column 1, the O in one row is followed by the space in the row below.
  9. The D in column 5 isn't in row 1.

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