I'm closing down for the day, but I'll try it again tomorrow. Karen said she tried the word drop when we were having the problem yesterday and it did the same thing to her. I've always had 8 letters to choose from (that surround the center letter) so I'll have to experience what you're going through to get what you mean. When I discovered the "corners" it made the game much easier and more fullfilling.
“It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.”