• #### The Seven Dwarfs and the Tiny Room.

From Carl G.@21:1/5 to All on Sat Feb 10 08:04:44 2024
The Seven Dwarfs and the Tiny Room

Fit all of the names of the seven dwarfs (DOC, GRUMPY, HAPPY, SLEEPY,
BASHFUL, SNEEZY, and DOPEY) into a 4 by 5 grid of cells. Put one letter
in each cell so that every name can be spelled by stepping from cell-to-neighboring cell (orthogonally or diagonally--Boggle fashion,
except that cells can be revisited). Double letters ("PP" in "HAPPY"
and "EE" in "SNEEZY") have to be in separate neighboring cells. Because
of this, 20 cells is just enough room to hold all of the names.

There is more than one solution.

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• From Carl G.@21:1/5 to leflynn on Sat Feb 10 13:13:28 2024
On 2/10/2024 12:16 PM, leflynn wrote:
On Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 11:04:48 AM UTC-5, Carl G. wrote:
The Seven Dwarfs and the Tiny Room

Fit all of the names of the seven dwarfs (DOC, GRUMPY, HAPPY, SLEEPY,
BASHFUL, SNEEZY, and DOPEY) into a 4 by 5 grid of cells. Put one letter
in each cell so that every name can be spelled by stepping from
cell-to-neighboring cell (orthogonally or diagonally--Boggle fashion,
except that cells can be revisited). Double letters ("PP" in "HAPPY"
and "EE" in "SNEEZY") have to be in separate neighboring cells. Because
of this, 20 cells is just enough room to hold all of the names.

There is more than one solution.

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Carl G.

Nice puzzle. I'm stuck. I seem to be either happy or grumpy but not both. I'll keep trying.
I think your prohibition on revisiting cells is unnecessary.
The only names with repeated letters have them as double letters.

I specified that the cells can be revisited because I am planning on
some future puzzles in which a cell may have to be used twice for the
same word. In Boggle one cannot use a cell a second time. Since the
puzzle is very "Boggle-like", I wanted to make sure that they know that
there is a difference.

Currently I am trying to add "SNOW" and "WHITE" to a five by five grid. Currently, I do not think that it will be possible.

Many years ago, I posted similar puzzles for numbers ("ONE", "TWO",
...), ordinals ("FIRST", "SECOND", ...), Greek letters ("ALPHA", "BETA",
...), and planets ("MERCURY", "VENUS", ...). I also posted filled-in
grids and asked people to search the grid for words and phrases (like a word-search puzzle, but Boggle-style). The ones with the phrases I
called "Messages in a Bottle" (sometimes with a grid shaped like a bottle).

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