A program to generate word search puzzles
A word search generator
var generator = require('@sbj42/word-search-generator');var puzzle = generator();console.info(puzzle.toString());console.info(puzzle.words.join(','));
That might print:
H T E S A D A N W OA O W O R T R U N KR E A D I O M P I GD T O W D L Y D A ML G I S E D H C A EY N O N D R R O C KD C U D U A I Y N LK T A T O D Y C E OJ U D G E O O T H UE H T O B P R G W Dadd,army,both,day,dog,door,dry,each,god,hardly,judge,let,loud,mad,old,own,pet,pig,read,rich,ride,rock,row,sad,set,sock,the,toe,trunk,tune,unit,when,win,wind
The generator function takes an optional options object, with these options:
true. Determines whether words can be placed diagonally on
Defaults to 10x10. Sets the size of the puzzle.
Useful for making sure the words aren't too short or too long. The default
minLength is 3, and for
maxLength is undefined.
words (array of strings)
Words will be chosen randomly from this list. If this is not provided, it uses a built-in set of around 2,000 words.
The object returned from the generator function has the following properties:
The size of the puzzle.
grid (array of string)
The letters in the puzzle. For row R and column C, the letter can be found at
grid[R * width + C].
words (array of string)
The words placed in the puzzle, in alphabetical order.
A helper function to fetch the letter at row R and column C.
Prints the puzzle to a string, for testing or command-line output.