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```import random

# Create a grid filled with "." representing a blank
def createGrid():
grid=[]
for row in range(15):
grid.append([])
for column in range(50):
grid[row].append(".")
return grid

# Print the grid to the screen
def printGrid(grid):
for row in range(len(grid)):
for column in range(len(grid[row])):
print(grid[row][column],end="")
print()

# Try to place the word. Return True if successful
# False if it failed and we need to try again.
def tryToPlaceWord(grid,word):
# Figure out the direction of the work.
# Change the 8 to a 7 if you don't want backwards
# words.
direction=random.randrange(0,8)
if( direction == 0 ):
x_change=-1
y_change=-1
if( direction == 1 ):
x_change=0
y_change=1
if( direction == 2 ):
x_change=1
y_change=-1
if( direction == 3 ):
x_change=1
y_change=0
if( direction == 4 ):
x_change=1
y_change=1
if( direction == 5 ):
x_change=0
y_change=1
if( direction == 6 ):
x_change=-1
y_change=1
if( direction == 7 ):
x_change=-1
y_change=0

# Find the length and height of the grid
height=len(grid)
width=len(grid)

# Create a random start point
column=random.randrange(width)
row=random.randrange(height)

# Check to make sure  the word won't run off the edge of the grid.
# If it does, return False. We failed.
if( x_change < 0 and column < len(word) ):
return False
if( x_change > 0 and column > width-len(word) ):
return False
if( y_change < 0 and row < len(word) ):
return False
if( y_change > 0 and row > height-len(word) ):
return False

# Now check to make sure there isn't another letter in our way
current_column=column
current_row=row
for letter in word:
# Make sure it is blank, or already the correct letter.
if grid[current_row][current_column]==letter or grid[current_row][current_column]=='.':
current_row += y_change
current_column += x_change
else:
# Oh! A different letter is already here. Fail.
return False

# Everything is good so far, actually place the letters.
current_column=column
current_row=row
for letter in word:
grid[current_row][current_column]=letter
current_row += y_change
current_column += x_change
return True

# This just calls tryToPlaceWord until we succeed. It could
# repeat forever if there is no possible place to put the word.
def placeWord(grid,word):
success=False

while not(success):
success=tryToPlaceWord(grid,word)

# Create an empty grid
grid = createGrid()

# Place some words
placeWord(grid,"pandabear")
placeWord(grid,"fish")
placeWord(grid,"snake")
placeWord(grid,"porcupine")
placeWord(grid,"dog")
placeWord(grid,"cat")
placeWord(grid,"tiger")
placeWord(grid,"bird")
placeWord(grid,"alligator")
placeWord(grid,"ant")
placeWord(grid,"camel")
placeWord(grid,"dolphin")

# Print it out
printGrid(grid)
```
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