Thread: Similar to boggle

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    Similar to boggle

    Need help to edit this code to allow user to find words in the grid that are touching horizontally, vertically, and diagonally adjacent.
    For example, the board:
    Q W E R T
    A S D F G
    Z X C V B
    Y U A O P
    G H J K L
    contains the magic words WAS, WAXY, JOB.
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <math.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    int lx;
    int ly;
    char grid[10][10];
    int z;
    int j;
    int main()
      // declare array with alphabet
      char alphabet[26] = { 'a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f', 'g',
        'h', 'i', 'j', 'k', 'l', 'm', 'n',
        'o', 'p', 'q', 'r', 's', 't', 'u',
        'v', 'w', 'x', 'y', 'z'
      printf("Insert the width (Lx) and height (Ly) of the grid \n");
      scanf("%d %d", &lx, &ly);
      for (z = 0; z < lx; z++) {
        for (j = 0; j < ly; j++) {
          // print letters instead of dots
          grid[z][j] = alphabet[rand() % 26];
      for (z = 0; z < lx; z++) {
        for (j = 0; j < ly; j++) {
          printf("%c", grid[z][j]);
    Last edited by Salem; 04-23-2019 at 11:04 AM. Reason: Removed crayola

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    So how do you know what a valid word is?

    Do you know about recursion yet?

    Meh, cross-posted here as well -> Similar to boggle game - C++ Forum
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