See more discussion of the puzzles from the United States’ 2021 Puzzle Grand Prix on this post. Note there are some construction details and potential spoilers on that post so view it after you solve.
or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools; use tab mode to shift between line drawing and letter entry modes)
Author/Opus: This is the 354th puzzle from our managing editor Serkan Yürekli.
Rules: Standard Word Search rules: Locate the bold words in the given list in the grid, running in one of eight possible directions horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Some letters in the middle of the grid are missing and must be discovered while solving.
Difficulty: 2 stars (estimate based off competition points; timing standards not available from our usual testers)