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Spelling Word Puzzle, SARAH’S BLOCKS

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Sarah has challenged Johnny to spell as many animal words as he can using the block pattern above. He can proceed up or down, right and left or diagonally. For example, if he were to start with ‘W’ in the corner, it will be seen how ‘wolf’ can be spelled out. How many different creatures should Johnny be able to discover?

UPDATE: to give you some guidance, the official answer I have consists of 18 animal words.

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12 Comments to “Spelling Word Puzzle, SARAH’S BLOCKS”


  1. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Wolf
    Cow
    Lamb
    Bat
    Ram
    Cat
    Man (we are animals right?)
    Crow
    Crab
    Crane
    Worm
    Rat


    I might be well down in this list, but cool.


  2. Jimmy Anders | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    I see 15:


    ant
    bat
    bear
    calf
    cat
    colt
    cow
    crab
    crane
    crow
    lamb
    ram
    rat
    wolf
    worm


  3. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

    Here’s 20, plus a few “sketchy” ones:


    ANT
    BAT
    BEAR
    CALF
    CAT
    COLT
    CORAL
    COW
    CRAB
    CRANE
    CROW
    LAMB
    MAN
    MARTEN
    ORCA
    RAM
    RAT
    TEAL
    WOLF
    WORM


    ROC (myth.)
    LAB (happy dog!)


    And if you can visit the same block twice:
    BANTAM
    BEE
    MANTA
    MANATEE
    NENE


  4. joe | Profile

    i got
    wolf, bear, crow, lamb, cat, cow, rat, ram, colt, bat, marten, manta, ant, crab, crane, worm


    I wasnt sure if you could stay on the letter or reuse it in which case maybe
    llama, bee, manatee ?


  5. Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    RK, give us a clue: how many are there?
    wolf
    orca
    ant
    lamb
    worm
    bear
    colt
    fowl,owl (is wraparound ok?)
    crow
    crab
    cat
    cow
    bat
    rat
    ram


  6. Bobo The Bear | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    My (probably incomplete) list includes:


    Ant; Bear; Bearcat(1); Calf; Cat; Colt; Coral(2); Cow; Crab; Crane; Crow; Lab(3); Lamb; Man/Men; Orca; Ram; Rat; Wolf; and Worm.


    Notes:
    (1) Yes, it’s a little obscure. It also requires repeating the “A”, which I presume is permitted.
    (2) Hey, it’s an animal. Just not a very mobile one.
    (3) As in short for Labrador Retriever


    I excluded mythical &/or fictional creatures (Ent; Roc). I also excluded Manatee, as it required “standing” on the final “E”, which is normally disallowed in games such as this.


    I’m also betting that I’m overlooking at least one obvious one, but that’s what I’ve come up with for now.


  7. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Ok so I think I missed this animalsin my first try:
    BEAR
    TEAL
    I still think I am far away from 18 maybe gets to 15 with this 2 jajaja.


  8. amboutwe | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    I have 18 if we can repeat letters, otherwise I have 16.


    rat
    worm
    bear
    crow
    cow
    lamb
    cat
    wolf
    bat
    crane
    colt
    calf
    crab
    ram
    orca
    ant
    manatee (repeats the a and e)
    bee (repeats the e)


  9. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Another one I missed previously:
    ANT


  10. BlindCupid | Profile

    So Far I’ve got
    Wolf
    Bear
    Cow
    Ram
    Worm
    Lamb
    Rat


  11. BlindCupid | Profile

    Also:
    Crow
    Crane


  12. RK | Founder | Profile

    Nice job to all above.


    Here’s the official (now limited!) answer:
    (Shawn and BobotheBear have surpassed!)


    Wolf
    Calf
    Cow
    Cat
    Ant
    Man
    Worm
    Rat
    Crow
    Ram
    Colt
    Crab
    Bat
    Lamb
    Bear
    Crane
    Marten
    Teal


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