Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Texas Word Search Postcard


Texas Word Search Postcard

The words are:
Dang, Fixins, Havta, Heck, Howdy, Recon, Nu-uh, Ya'll, Yonder

The answers are on the back.

Unused, from 2010

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A common strategy for finding all the words is to go through the puzzle left to right (or vice versa) and look for the first letter of the word (if a word list is provided). After finding the letter, one should look at the eight surrounding letters to see whether the next letter of the word is there. One can then continue this method until the entire word is found.

Another strategy is to look for 'outstanding' letters within the word one is searching for (if a word list is provided). Since most word searches use capital letters, it is easiest to spot the letters that stand out from others. These letters are Q, O, U, X, and Z.

Lastly, the strategy of looking for double letters in the word being searched for (if a word list is provided) proves helpful, because it is easier to spot two identical side-by-side letters among a large grid of random letters.

4 comments:

Arlene said...

Hello Brenda, this is such a unique card!

Anyway, I received the Oregon map postcard and thank you heaps from the bottom of my heart. Thanks for adding happiness to my US state map collection. I so appreciate it.

Happy New Year and my winnings? hmmm I guess it is still on the way. I will inform you the soonest I can receive them.

9teen87 said...

Glad you received the first card - your winning cards were mailed out on January 4th. So I'm sure it takes a while to get to you. Let me know when you get them :D

ONeal said...

Oh man, I used to love doing these things!.... I just grabbed a marker and circled all the words on my laptop screen.... Send me some Windex, Brenda!

9teen87 said...

Hahahaha, I'll get right on that!