A Way With Words puts a new spin on word search games. Craft words one letter at a time, in every direction. Add a letter to the board each turn, with the goal of spelling words that are three or more letters.
Tip: you can only buy power-ups in this game when you have zero of that power-up left. Once you have zero left, click on the power-up when in a game and the game will give you the option to buy more of that specific power-up.
To find help with a specific badge in A Way With Words, look through the list of challenge requirements in alphabetical order below.
The Starter Challenge levels in this game are a good place to work on a challenge like this (and 3-letter word challenges too). The first one is a good go-to level since you can often complete the game just by placing one letter.
Play the first Challenge Mode, puzzle #1. You only have to earn “6” points which at most only takes “2” words. However, if your first word’s letters are of the same color or you create “2” or more words with the first move, then you’ve earned “6” or more points.
You will need to complete the game to get credit for this challenge. For this challenge, you can play either Challenge Mode or Game Mode. Focus on making 3-letter words and you’ll make progress fairly quickly. You will have to complete the level to get progress.
I played challenge levels 26, 27, 28 & 29 over and over. Very few failed games but badge went relatively fast.
Be on the lookout for words that are –
1.__Spelled the same way forward and backwards, for example__”ewe”, “aha”, “mom”, “dad” and “ere”; and
2.__Words when spelled forward and backwards create “2” words such as__”are / era”, “dam / mad” and “wed / dew”.
Doing the above will give you credit for spelling “2” words instead of “1” and double the points you earn.
You will need to complete the game to get credit for this challenge. Playing normally you should be able to get a few 4-letter words per game at the very least. The way these boards are set up is for each level there can be several different beginning layouts, but they are not random. Pay attention to where some letters are placed when you begin a level, and if you end up easily making a bunch of 4-letter words you can keep trying a new game for that level until you get the same board layout again.
Play Challenge Mode, level 12 over and over again. Keep hitting “new game” until you get one of two setups. Second line across has an “OA,” then a space, then an “OO.” Lots of opportunity to intersect for multiple 4-letter words. In this setup, there is also a diagonal “EE” intertwined with another “OA” perpendicular then the horizontal “OA”. If you get lucky, you can get six 4-letter words/game with this configuration, because You’ll at least get 3 per game in this configuration.
The other configuration has an “OO” diagonally across the top, and an “EE” perpendicular.
I play level 12 because it’s still an easy level and ends quickly, but gives me enough time to get several 4 letter words in before winning the game.
Last hint: Look for words like TOOL which is LOOT backwards. Or PEEP or TOOT which count as two words.
You will need to complete the game to get credit for this challenge. Keep an eye out for -s, -ed, -er, and -ing words that you can stretch to 5 letters. Be careful not to make 6-letter or more words as they will not count towards the challenge.
Using a word solver site may help. Put in the 3 eligible letters and 2 of the vowels and see if there are 5 letter words that fit.
I played on Game mode. Every so often, I would get a board that I was able to get 8 words. The line started with a _e_o_e_a__. I filled in the blanks and made the following “DEROSETALS”. The 5+ letter words are:
Only bad thing is that it took a couple of minutes to do this and I had to leave the middle S for last. The outside of the board was filled but it was nice getting 8 words a game.
This is the same as Find # 3-letter words.
This is the same as Find # 4-letter words.
This is the same as Find # 5-letter words.
Game Mode is a good place to work on this challenge. Place the colors you don’t need around the edges or in the corners and then focus on making words with the color your challenge requires. Jean’s tip below is great for this type of challenge, but you can also use it for 5-letter words too.
Game Mode has 80 letters to play, so if there is a Badge for 5 letter words or words of a certain color
you can put what you do not need in one of the corners and concentrate on (ex) “yellow” words or 5 or more letters
For more information about this game, see the A Way With Words Ranks & Badges page.