Letterary. 9-letter word search for iPhone and iPad

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Hi community! I'm the developer of Letterary and wanted to share my game for any word puzzle lovers out there.

App Store link - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/letterary/id1619794425?itscg=30200&itsct=apps_box_link

Letterary is a word search for a 9-letter word accomplished by swiping from letter to letter.
Only adjacent letters, no diagonal moves.
The completed word always forms a 3x3 square.

For instance - see if you can find a word here:

E R Y
V D I
O C S

(hint - starts with D)

Letterary is free to play, no ads, no in-app purchases, and only 512 KB.

I'd be keen to hear any feedback, questions, bug reports, or even word suggestions! Thank you

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/letterary/id1619794425?itscg=30200&itsct=apps_box_link
 

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Hi community! I'm the developer of Letterary and wanted to share my game for any word puzzle lovers out there.

App Store link - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/letterary/id1619794425?itscg=30200&itsct=apps_box_link

Letterary is a word search for a 9-letter word accomplished by swiping from letter to letter.
Only adjacent letters, no diagonal moves.
The completed word always forms a 3x3 square.

For instance - see if you can find a word here:

E R Y
V D I
O C S

(hint - starts with D)

Letterary is free to play, no ads, no in-app purchases, and only 512 KB.

I'd be keen to hear any feedback, questions, bug reports, or even word suggestions! Thank you

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/letterary/id1619794425?itscg=30200&itsct=apps_box_link

Welcome to iMore! Thanks for sharing your app with us and I wish you great success with it. If you haven't already, please be sure to familiarize your self with our "Developer Rules & Guidelines" which can be found here: https://forums.imore.com/developers-lounge/257101-developer-rules-guidelines.html#post2033561
 

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It’s a good game, but it can also stump you since you can’t move diagonally.
 

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Thanks. Yeah, diagonally was tricky with the word-is-3x3-square format; I wanted to make it somewhat easy to 'see' the connections and also slide around. Eventually the 'number' hint will change to a 9 and then you can see the whole word - course you still have to find it :). But which one did you get stumped on I'm curious?
 

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Thanks. Yeah, diagonally was tricky with the word-is-3x3-square format; I wanted to make it somewhat easy to 'see' the connections and also slide around. Eventually the 'number' hint will change to a 9 and then you can see the whole word - course you still have to find it :). But which one did you get stumped on I'm curious?

The world turned out to be “yesterday”. Before dinner, I was stumped, but after having dinner and looking at it again, I was able to figure it out.
 

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You 'persisted'! (a future puzzle word possibly). Glad that you figured it out.
Er, since I've just put it out a few days ago, it may be buggy - so I'm wondering, did the Hints at the bottom work? One may have referenced The Beatles, and the other should show some of the letters, almost as if you were doing a crossword and occasionally filling in some of the cross-words to get those letters.
thanks
 

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You 'persisted'! (a future puzzle word possibly). Glad that you figured it out.
Er, since I've just put it out a few days ago, it may be buggy - so I'm wondering, did the Hints at the bottom work? One may have referenced The Beatles, and the other should show some of the letters, almost as if you were doing a crossword and occasionally filling in some of the cross-words to get those letters.
thanks

I’ve yet to use any of the hints. I know me. I’ll drive myself nearly insane before I use a hint. ….(Laughing)….my apologies for the slow response. I’m sitting here watching a press conference featuring the commissioner of the NBA ADAM silver and now I’m preparing to watch Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Go Warriors!
 

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App update

Just flipped v1.1.0 live!

New in v1.1:
  • if you got to the end of v1.0, there are now more word searches in the bundle
  • updated 'box scores' when sharing results to show number of letter hints used (or, not-used!) while solving
  • bug fixes
 

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I’ve yet to use any of the hints. I know me. I’ll drive myself nearly insane before I use a hint. ….(Laughing)…

In this new version the score now reflects if you don't use any of the letter hints (the [1], [3], [9] letter-reveal buttons). Thank you for sort of suggesting this!

I think the clue though is part of the game, like a clue in a crossword puzzle, so I expect the player to look at that, and it doesn't affect your result if you use it.

Go Warriors!

So it's tied 2-2... game 5 tonight!
 

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In this new version the score now reflects if you don't use any of the letter hints (the [1], [3], [9] letter-reveal buttons). Thank you for sort of suggesting this!

I think the clue though is part of the game, like a clue in a crossword puzzle, so I expect the player to look at that, and it doesn't affect your result if you use it.



So it's tied 2-2... game 5 tonight!

Indeed and it’s a must-win situation for the dubs. If they lose tonight, I highly doubt they’ll survive game 6 in Boston.
 

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