Winwordy (392K) for Windows 95/98/ME/2K/XP/Vista/7 (22 Aug 12)
Click the above link to download the program, but read the next paragraph.
Winwordy is a collection of word puzzles. To do anything at all, it needs to refer to a “dictionary” (an extensive list of words). Thus you will also want to download this file (780K) and unzip it to the same directory where the program itself resides. This only has to be done once, but if you are interested in finding other dictionaries, you might start looking here or
here, which is where I found the ones I have made available.
There is a fourteen-letter word in the word-find puzzle shown, as well as three nine-letter words. Can you find them?
If the program behaves strangely, there is a page of FAQ,
which may help. If not, you can e-mail me at the address found in the program’s Help|About dialog box.
Russian (prepared with the help of
Anatoly Koryanov) (22 Aug 12)
22 Aug 12: A Russian version is now available, thanks to Anatoly Koryanov. I also corrected a couple of bugs in the word-find window.
25 Jun 10: Added five more word lists — “individuals”, “doubles”, “ascendants”, “descendants”, and “flip-flops”.
27 Oct 09: A new word list has been added — “Caesar pairs”.
22 Aug 09: A disappointed user pointed out that the word-find window did not remember search results (or save them with the rest of a file). The program has now been instructed to do that.
2 Aug 08: At the request of a user, added palindromes to the word lists. Another suggestion: the space bar can now be used to shuffle the letters when looking for anagrams or subwords.
20 Jul 08: This is the first appearance of this program, which I have been tinkering with for quite a while. I await feedback of any sort — suggestions, bug reports, etc.