IntroductionFit the maximum number of words into a 15x15 grid. Words can be placed horizontally, vertically or diagonally in all possible directions.
The TaskPlace the maximum number of different words in a 15x15 grid.
The Scoring SystemWhen you submit a 15x15 grid, the scorer searches for all the words contained in it and counts the number of empty squares (the cells that do not contain a letter), then it will compute its 27 absolute scores as follows:
The grid contains 19 empty squares.
The scorer found the following 64 words (the number in parenthesis is the number of occurrences):
ag, ai, al, an, as, ass, de, dig, digit, digitize, dis, do(2), dow(2), down(2), downs, downsize, ed, en(5), er, gid, git, glaze, glazed, go, id(3), in(4), is(6), it(3), la, laze, lazed, na, ne(5), nit, no(2), nos, od(2), oe, on(2), one, or, ore, os(2), ow(2), own(2), owns, pa, pe, psi, re, si(6), size, so(2), son, ti(3), tin, wiz, wo(2), zed, zin, zit, ziti, zoa, zone
Click on a word to show it on the grid.
Score for letter A = 42+19 = 61
Score for letter B = 0+19 = 19
Score for letter C = 0+19 = 19
Score for letter D = 66+19 = 85
Score for letter E = 69+19 = 88
Score for letter F = 0+19 = 19
Score for letter G = 37+19 = 56
Score for letter H = 0+19 = 19
Score for letter I = 73+19 = 92
Score for letter J = 0+19 = 19
Score for letter K = 0+19 = 19
Score for letter L = 24+19 = 43
Score for letter M = 0+19 = 19
Score for letter N = 60+19 = 79
Score for letter O = 68+19 = 87
Score for letter P = 7+19 = 26
Score for letter Q = 0+19 = 19
Score for letter R = 9+19 = 28
Score for letter S = 46+19 = 65
Score for letter T = 33+19 = 52
Score for letter U = 0+19 = 19
Score for letter V = 0+19 = 19
Score for letter W = 34+19 = 53
Score for letter X = 0+19 = 19
Score for letter Y = 0+19 = 19
Score for letter Z = 63+19 = 82
All letters score = 187+19 = 206
|S = your score for the given letter|
|R = the current record for the given letter|
|Score = S/R|
Total ScoringYour score for every part is the sum of all single problem scores.
PrizesFirst prize is $270, second prize is $130.
OrganizationAs the organizers, we may change the rules during this contest.
ThanksSpecial thanks to Neil Brewer, Kevin Burfitt, Mark Mammel and Ivan Kazmenko for helping setting up the rules and beta-testing the scorer.