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Word Square 11
A ROSE by any other name makes a sweet Logic Puzzle.
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April 30, 2007
Word Square 11 is a 5x5 grid into which the letters in the word ROSE 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 11. (Note: letter locations are given without regard to the spaces; for example, the 3rd letter down column 1 would mean the letter in either the 3rd or 4th row, depending on where the space is in the column.)

  1. E is the 2nd letter across row 1.
  2. The 4th letter down column 1 is R.
  3. O is the 2nd letter down column 2.
  4. Going column 4, the E is immediately followed by an S in the next cell.
  5. The space in row 2 is not in column 3.
  6. The 4th letter down column 3 is E.
  7. S is the 4th letter across row 1.
  8. R is the 4th letter across row 4.
  9. The letter in row 3, column 3 is S.
  10. In column 1, the O is somewhere above the space.
  11. The row 3 space is not in column 5.

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