Word search puzzles are pen and paper puzzles containing a grid of letters. The player's task is to locate words hidden within this grid. Each word is in a straight line, but can be placed in any direction, horizontally (left to right, or right to left), vertically (upwards or downwards), or diagonally. Just to make the puzzle that little bit more difficult, words may overlap or intersect, and of course not every letter in the grid is actually part of a word.
Not all letters in the grid may be part of a word. Moreover, given that words can cross and overlap. Combined with the jumble of different orientations and positions, it may be extremely difficult to locate all of the words hidden in the puzzle.