Puzzle 31: Word Worms. Vermicular verbiage!

Last Friday’s Wordominoes 2 solution

Get the color PDF here!

Get the black-and-white PDF here!

You’re probably wondering what the heck this thing is with a “color” and “black-and-white” version. Well, these are Word Worms, of course! You’ll see a ten-by-ten grid in which the words read across, down, and around irregularly-shaped compartments called “worms” wending around the grid. (I’m getting fascinated by crossword-style grids in which each letter is a part of more than just two answers, as you can see from the Wordominoes puzzles and now this one.) It’s hard to explain without showing you, so the easiest thing to do is just to click on the link, right? These compartments are one block wide and are fit together into the grid like jigsaw pieces (don’t worry, you don’t have to put the pieces together). You’ll see it explained visually in the PDF.

The reason I have “color” and “black-and-white” versions is purely a preference. If you’d rather not spend color ink, or if you only have a black-and-white printer, print out the black-and-white version, but I highly recommend the color version: the “worms” are much easier to distinguish from one another in the color version. The grids in the black-and-white version simply have the worms separated by thick black lines… it’s doable, but it’s much less visually striking and much harder to follow.

I’ll be back with another crossword puzzle, of course, on Tuesday. The answer to Freestyle Puzzle 18 will appear there too. But I hope this will tide you over until then.

As always, I’d like to know, folks… comment is welcome! Come say hello! Let me know how you did! What did you like? What could I do better? Why don’t we do it in the road? If there were a Procrastinators’ Club, would they ever hold a meeting? Do you think the medieval folks got all freaked out that their sundials and astrolabes wouldn’t work for Y1K?

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