WPUZZLES - Word Puzzles

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Word puzzles are usually simple and very entertaining for all ages. They are so entertaining that Pizza-Hut company started using table covers with word puzzles printed on them, possibly with the intent to minimise their client's perception of any possible delay in bringing them their order.

Even though word puzzles may be entertaining to solve by hand, they may become boring when they get very large. Computers do not yet get bored in solving tasks, therefore we thought you could devise a program to speedup (hopefully!) solution finding in such puzzles.

The following figure illustrates the PizzaHut puzzle. The names of the pizzas to be found in the puzzle are: MARGARITA, ALEMA, BARBECUE, TROPICAL, SUPREMA, LOUISIANA, CHEESEHAM, EUROPA, HAVAIANA, CAMPONESA.

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
0 Q W S P I L A A T I R A G R A M Y K E I
1 A G T R C L Q A X L P O I J L F V B U Q
2 T Q T K A Z X V M R W A L E M A P K C W
3 L I E A C N K A Z X K P O T P I Z C E O
4 F G K L S T C B T R O P I C A L B L B C
5 J E W H J E E W S M L P O E K O R O R A
6 L U P Q W R N J O A A G J K M U S J A E
7 K R Q E I O L O A O Q P R T V I L C B Z
8 Q O P U C A J S P P O U T M T S L P S F
9 L P O U Y T R F G M M L K I U I S X S W
10 W A H C P O I Y T G A K L M N A H B V A
11 E I A K H P L B G S M C L O G N G J M L
12 L D T I K E N V C S W Q A Z U A O E A L
13 H O P L P G E J K M N U T I I O R M N C
14 L O I U F T G S Q A C A X M O P B E I O
15 Q O A S D H O P E P N B U Y U Y O B X B
16 I O N I A E L O J H S W A S M O U T R K
17 H P O I Y T J P L N A Q W D R I B I T G
18 L P O I N U Y M R T E M P T M L M N B O
19 P A F C O P L H A V A I A N A L B P F S


Your task is to produce a program that given the word puzzle and words to be found in the puzzle, determines, for each word, the position of the first letter and its orientation in the puzzle.

You can assume that the left upper corner of the puzzle is the origin, (0,0). Furthemore, the orientation of the word is marked clockwise starting with letter A for north (note: there are 8 possible directions in total).


The first line of the input contains a number T ≤ 10 which indicates the number of test cases to follow. Each test case starts with a line consisting of three positive numbers: The number of lines of the word puzzle, 0 < L ≤ 1000, the number of columns, 0 < C ≤ 1000, and the number of words to be found, 0 < W ≤ 1000. The following L input lines, each consisting of C uppercase letters, contain the word puzzle. Then at last the W words are input one per line. You can assume that each word can be found exactly once in the word puzzle.


For each test case your program should output W lines: For each word (using the same order as the words were input) print a triplet defining the coordinates, line and column, where the first letter of the word appears, followed by a letter indicating the orientation of the word according to the rules defined above. Each value in the triplet must be separated by one space only.
Print one blank line between test cases.



20 20 10


0 15 G
2 11 C
7 18 A
4 8 C
16 13 B
4 15 E
10 3 D
5 1 E
19 7 C
11 11 H

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akibk001: 2019-02-04 18:34:09

Please Add this test case
3 5 5
it's answer should be 0 3 F
0 3 F
2 3 B
2 1 H
0 4 F
but in one of my code it was
-1 0
-1 0
-1 0
2 1 H
-1 0
still it passed.
Just check it...

akibk001: 2019-02-04 14:53:42

WA!! not able to figure out the error in my code..CAN ANYONE PROVIDE SOME MORE TEST CASES

Last edit: 2019-02-04 16:16:33
nanicode: 2017-03-01 18:33:10

Last edit: 2017-03-09 16:41:39
tieuchanlong: 2016-06-02 11:14:50

How long are the given strings??

Cosmin Rusu: 2014-10-09 13:10:18

Couldn't agree more. I'm just starting to implement, the idea is awesome :).

Hussain Kara Fallah: 2014-04-09 05:08:32

Just A Perfect Problem !!!

Added by:Adrian Kuegel
Time limit:2.635s
Source limit:50000B
Memory limit:1536MB
Cluster: Cube (Intel G860)
Resource:ACM Southwestern European Regional Contest 2002