Your puzzle_writers just might come up with their own creative twist on the popular word search puzzle format. Maybe they will even start compiling their own word lists to use in the future. And they just might get the same puzzle_writing itch that this author has had since she was eight years old!
Word search puzzles (often simply known as "word searches") are puzzle games normally played using a pen and paper. The player's goal is to find a number of words hidden in a grid or table of letters. The words can be hidden at any position or orientation within the grid of letters. Words may be vertical (going up, or going down), horizontal (left to right, or right to left) or diagonally (in any of the four diagonal directions).