## Puzzles on RICOCHETWORDSEARCH.COM

Posted on MAY 17, 2024 by MindGamesByDGK, dkellogg1@verizon.net

**ANAGRAMS** – Find another word using the Same Letters as the Given Word. A Clue is given and there are 8 Letter Words (AIM8) 115, and 9 Letter Words (AIM9) 100.

**CUTOUTS** – A Jigsaw Type Puzzle where you put the pieces into a rectangular grid. Puzzles pieces fit together by Shapes, Colors, or Symbols. 4 of these Puzzles.

**EXTRACTION** – Get out of the BOX. Six 90, Nine 120, and Eleven 90 Letter Words with Definitions or Synonyms and all the needed Letters given in a BOX.

**Geo 9 Math** – ( 9 by 9 ) Grid with No Repeat Numbers in any Row and Column. Groups of 3, 4, and 5 Cells ( Color Coded ) so that simple math can be performed on Each Group of Cells, based on their Color. Ex: ( A – B ) = ( C – D ), ( A / B ) = ( C – D ).

**Geo 8 Math** – ( 8 by 8 ) Grid with No Repeat Numbers in any Row and Column. Groups of 3, and 4 Cells ( Color Coded ) so that simple math can be performed on Each Group of Cells, based on their Color. Ex: ( A + B ) = ( C x D ), ( A + B ) / C = D, ( A – B ) = ( C / D ).

**GEOMETRIC** – ( 6 by 6 ) to ( 15 by 15 ) Grids. No Repeat Numbers in any Row and Column AND No Repeat Numbers within Each Geometric Shape or Pattern.

**HISTORY** – ( 10 by 10 ) Grid with Numbers 0 thru 9 so any date can be created, like 2020 requiring a zero. Five items are given: the space race events for example where the Date of the event is built into the puzzle and color coded. If you know the Date, you enter it into the puzzle, otherwise you do the puzzle as always, with No Repeats ( Row, Column, Shape ). As the numbers of the event are entered into the Puzzle Grid, those Numbers also appear alongside that event. As always, no guessing required, there is always a clue. 13 Puzzles

**LATTICE – EIGHT WORDS, NINE LETTERS – **Crossword Puzzle where the 2, 4, 6, 8 Letter Positions of all 8 Words Intersect. A True Lattice. Really a challenge to create.

Definitions or synonyms are given for each word. And also given is the first letter of the words and whether that Word is ACROSS or DOWN.

**KRISS-X-KROSS** – Eight ( Nine Letter Words ) given in a Table ( 3 Horizontal, 3 Vertical, and 2 Diagonal ) The Words are inserted into the puzzle observing all the letter sharing.

**LETTERO** – Basically Geometric Puzzles with Letters instead of Numbers. Therefore, No Repeat Letters in any Row, Column or Shape. Usually there is a *Hidden Word* in one Row or Column and a Clue for the Word just to make it interesting. So far there are Lettero Puzzles for grid sizes ( 7 by 7 ) to ( 11 by 11 ). 184 Puzzles.

**LINKAGES — **Words are spelled by 1 Letter per Cell such that Overlapping Cells of 2 Links Share that same Letter for both Words. A few Key Letters have been placed in the Puzzle to avoid guessing. The Word List is given and Words Lined-thru as used. 30 Puzzles

**MEMORY** – (6, 7, 8, or 9) Numbers, Letters, Symbols, or Characters arranged in a given sequence. You need to Remember and Replicate this Sequence. The Original disappears when you enter the first Number, Letter, Symbol, or Character. You must Remember the remaining Characters in the Original Order. Give this a try. 95, 75, 115, and 120 Puzzles.

**MISSING LINKS** – Three Words with the Common Word in a Table and you put that Word back in the Puzzle. Example: DOOR *STEP* LADDER where *STEP* is in the Table. The appropriate spaces are allocated in the Puzzle for re-inserting the Missing Word. Never have I seen this before. 3 Puzzles.

**MOVIES** – ( 10 by 10 ) Grid with Numbers 0 thru 9 so any date can be created, like 2020 requiring a zero. Five names of Movies are given for a particular Actor or Actress. The Date of the Movie is built into the puzzle and color coded. If you know the Date, you enter it into the puzzle, otherwise you do the puzzle as always, with No Repeats ( Row, Column, Shape ). As the numbers of the Movie are entered into the Puzzle Grid, those Numbers also appear alongside that Movie. As always, no guessing required, there is always a clue. 14 Puzzles.

**OOPS** – Twelve 12 Letter Words with all the vowels missing. A definition or Synonym is given for Each Word and you put the vowels back in the Words. 14 Puzzles.

**ORGANIZED DISORDER** – Jumbled Letters in Color Codes Areas of the Puzzle Grid. A Clue is given for Each Word and you put the Letters in a Color Coordinated Table to spell out each Word. A theme might be: College Mascots. 10 Puzzles.

**QUADRUPLETS** – (8 by 8) to (12 by 12) Grids. Geometric Puzzles with 4 Groups of Cells where Each Color Group has the Same Number in all Cells of that Group. For Example: If you assign the Number 6 to a Green Cell, then all Four Green Cells contain the Number 6. This is Additional Information to use in the Logic of maintaining No Repeat Numbers in any Row, Column and Shape. As always, always a Clue. 77 Puzzles.

**QUINTUPLETS** – ( 10 by 10 ) to ( 13 by 13 ) Grids. Geometric Puzzles with 5 Groups of Cells where Each Color Group has the Same Number in all the Cells of that Group. For Example: If you assign the Number 7 to a Blue Cell, then all Five Blue Cells contain the Number 7. This is Additional Information to use in the Logic of Maintaining No Repeat Numbers in any Row, Column and Shape. Gotta try these ! 55 Puzzles.

**RICOCHET** – ( 20 by 20 ) Grid. Word Search Puzzles where Words may collide with Borders or internal Barricades and Bounce ( RICOCHET ) at 90 degrees. Many of the Puzzles have a GREEN *FIND* BOX and if Clicked will locate the Current Search Word for you. I’ve not seen this anywhere else. 12 Puzzles.

**SEQUENCES** – ( 8 by 8 ) to ( 13 by 13 ) Grid Geometric Puzzles. Groups of Sequential Numbers assigned Color Coded Cells ( 1,2,3 ) or ( 1,2,3,4 ), ( 3,4,5 ) or ( 3,4,5,6 ), etc. So you know what Numbers that are in Each Group of Colored Cells but not which-cell-has-what or what goes where.. However, this is additional information for solving the puzzle. As in many of the puzzles, “what cannot be is important information “. 98 Puzzles.

**SPRINKLED** – ( 7 by 7 ) to ( 13 by 13 ) Grid Geometric Puzzles. A Group of Yellow Cells contain the Numbers 1 thru the Grid Size. Colors are *SPRINKLED* throughout the Grid. The Color Group has one of each Number. Again, No Repeat Numbers in any Row, Column and Shape. So, if a Yellow Cell has the number 5, then the remaining Yellow Cells cannot be a 5. Wow, more information. 88 Puzzles.

**TRIPLETS** – (7 by 7) and (8 by 8) Grid Geometric Puzzles. *Three Colored Groups of Cells* with 3 Cells per Group. The Cells of Each Color Group have the Same Numbers. This is the same concept as in the Quadruplets and Quintuplets, but for a smaller Grid Size. 76 Puzzles.

**WORD PLACEMENT** – ( 9 by 9 ) Grid. Nine 9 Letter Words to be placed in pre-defined cell positions such that there are No Repeat Letters in any Row and Column. A Letter or two may already be in the Puzzle to help you get started. I don’t have very many of these because by time I was looking for the 8^{th} or 9^{th} Word there were no more vowels available to use in that Word. Hence: start over. Ouch. 6 Puzzles.

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