We had available sheets of perforated card with this 10x7 letter grid. The challenge was two part: to identify 17 "words" - the four points of the compass, twelve features that could be found on a map, and "JK" using wordsearch (no diagonals). Then to make a wordbox - a rectangle (or square) containing the same words, spelt out by stepping letter-by-letter up, down or side-to-side through the grid, going round in circles if you like, but not standing still or moving diagonally. The idea was that the letters could be separated into Scrabble-like or Bananagram-like tiles, and slid round to assist getting a solution.
The 17 words were:
The winning entry by Gabriella Walsh of Mid-Wales Orienteering Club was 9x5 - 45 letters.
We also got an excellent 8x5 grid from Lucy Butt of SARUM and Lillomarka, but unfortunately it did not include "DITCH". Lucy had found SEAT in the grid (in a square pattern at the top.)