Added February 2021
I christened this type of puzzle an escalator maze because the length of the permitted words gets longer or shorter at the end of each move, like moving up and down on an escalator between floors. This adds an extra dimension to the puzzle and makes it a lot of fun to solve.
There are several solutions to this puzzle. If you want an added challenge, then try to find the shortest possible solution.
- Get from the T at the top-left to the D at the bottom-right, forming a chain of valid words along the way.
- Valid words must lie along straight lines, either orthogonally or diagonally, just like in a wordsearch.
- The first word must be exactly four letters long; thereafter, words should either be one letter greater or one letter fewer than the previous word (e.g. the second word can be either three or five letters long).
- Words will be accepted if they abide by the criteria common to all my word mazes.
- Here's a reminder of the permitted two letter words: am, an, as, at, be, by, do, go, ha, he, hi, ho, if, in, is, it, me, mu, my, no, nu, of, oh, ok, on, or, ox, pi, so, to, up, us, we, xi, ye.
Having trouble? Here's a .
Still having trouble? You can view the if you are really struggling. This will ruin the puzzle for you, so I would strongly advise against giving up too early!