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Boggle Logic Puzzles: Minimal Solutions

Jonathan Needleman
The College Mathematics Journal
Vol. 44, No. 4 (September 2013), pp. 293-299
DOI: 10.4169/college.math.j.44.4.293
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/college.math.j.44.4.293
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Abstract

Summary Boggle logic puzzles are based on the popular word game Boggle played backwards. Given a list of words, the problem is to recreate the board. We explore these puzzles on a 3 × 3 board and find the minimum number of three-letter words needed to create a puzzle with a unique solution. We conclude with a series of open questions.

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