Ted Clarke


My word-square computer program is a general-purpose one designed to search for words to create squares of order 4 to 14. The word typed in for the top row triggers the size to be processed; the program then fills in words for successive rows as far as possible. From thousands of such runs. I have noted that most full searches for ten-squares fail to progress further than the fifth row. Sometimes (see square on left) the leading five letters of the last five rows seems to offer possibilities of completion.