Word Ways

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Reversible Seven-Squares


Rex Gooch


A reversible word square is one in which every row can be read backwards, and every column upwards - see especially the examples in the second section below. Every word must be either a reversible word such as REVILER (RELIVER in reverse) or a palindrome, which is a special kind of reversible word. In this article, the term reversible word does not include palindromes. In general, counts include valid rotations and reflections.