Helen Motamen


In the last contest, we had to make up a five-by-five grid of letters and find the most 3-, 4-, and 5-letter words reading across and down. The total number of letters in all the words was the score. So the best grid we could make would have all possible sequences of 3, 4, and 5 letters being words. This grid would be a five-by-five word square encompassing four four-by-four word and nine three-by-three word squares! It would ahve ten 5-letter words (10x5=50 points), twenty 4-letter words (20x4=80), and thirty 3-letter words (30x3=90), so it would score a grand total of 220 points. We started looking for a square like this.