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jatill
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject: 1 On a 3x3 boggle board with 'A' in the upper-left corner, I made these words: ABSORBENT ROBES BATE TERN What was the board? (question: is this type of puzzle fun and/or interesting?)
LordKinbote
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: 2 Yes, if the answer is unique.
Thok
Oh, foe, the cursed teeth!

 Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:41 pm    Post subject: 3 This works, but isn't unique (flip it across the diagonal containing the A to get another solution.) ATN BER SOB
jatill
Daedalian Member

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:25 am    Post subject: 4

 Thok wrote: This works, but isn't unique (flip it across the diagonal containing the A to get another solution.) ATN BER SOB

Yeah, that's as unique as I can make it without spoiling a second letter. Time to dig up a 16 letter word for a 4x4 grid
novice
No harm. Pun intended!

 Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:37 am    Post subject: 5 Surely there will always be a set of equivalent solutions that only differ through rotation or mirroring.
LordKinbote
Daedalian Member

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject: 6

 novice wrote: Surely there will always be a set of equivalent solutions that only differ through rotation or mirroring.

Yes, I meant unique outside of those things that are outside our control.
novice
No harm. Pun intended!

 Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: 7 Right, so Thok's solution might be unique in that sense.
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