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In 2019, I began sharing a kind of Wordsearch puzzle which I had only seen once elsewhere. If you have any information about its origins or a full explanation of the rules, I'd love to hear from you.

The puzzles are published here as an archive after their weekly release (Sundays) into the fediverse through the account: https://mastodon.art/@Algot. To get fediverse-connected yourself, go to https://joinmastodon.org/ where you can choose from a broad set of independent, but linked, servers. An account on any server can connect with an account on any other server, in addition to the local one. No lock-in. Great people, working to support each other. Support your instance admin and the fine moderators who help keep hate speech at bay.

Fediverse user @andinus@tilde.zone is developing a puzzle solver called Octans in Raku which can be downloaded from the Github repository to run on your computer. They are working on an online version, too.

Wow! Totally cool.

The rules: (as I currently understand them)

Hover over the puzzle to see a letter-count clue. As a last resort, hover over or click for each puzzle.

clerestory
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explanation
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chastise
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shameful
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rational
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occupation
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occupation
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hustle your bustle
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unrepentant
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anticipation
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condolences
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distraction
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challenging
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terminated
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confusion
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incarcerated
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spectacular
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hallucinations
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scenery
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confectionery
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perspective
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stupendous
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celebration
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procrastinate
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intensify
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hidden
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hidden
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hidden
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Big Deal
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mistake
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politics
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avarice
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virtuous
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liberation
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persevere
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clarification
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virtuous
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scruples
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ordinarily
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parenthood
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speculative
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litigious
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validation
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perturb
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cinematographer
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embroidery
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embroidery
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endurance
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embroidery
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