This puzzle is closed because it is considered as "Too Broad"

Create a star shaped crosswords

I thinks these puzzles, and all other word-ladder puzzles are also "Too Broad".
But why not closed as "Too Broad"

So what kind of Too Broad puzzle is OK and what is not ?

• I post the question, because the word-ladder puzzles is OK. – Jamal Senjaya Apr 21 '17 at 7:56

The Word Ladder puzzle examples you provided are not considered too broad -
while there are certainly multiple solutions to a word ladder, the puzzle itself will generally specify a win condition - typically (and true of both the ones you mention), the shortest path - which permits evaluating the solutions given and definitively selecting one as the winner. Often unstated is what happens in the case of a tie; the rule there is usually to accept the first solution of a given length, or sometimes, the first solution that does not rely on (say) proper names.

Your puzzle is completely open-ended. It just asks people to provide grids that work, and gives no indication as to what criteria will be used to select the "correct" answer.

• I have edited the question, into open ended Challenge. Enjoy it ! – Jamal Senjaya Apr 21 '17 at 10:06
• Definitely agree with this. The Word Ladder puzzles are usually constrained in some way, and you can often find an optimal solution (be that shortest with pronouns, shortest without, or in one of those cases, shortest using only capitals or countries). – n_plum Apr 21 '17 at 12:01

The word ladder problems have an aim: to find the shortest solution. There are probably thousands of answers for each word ladder, but most of them won't even be thought of because they don't give a short solution.

For instance

DARK -> LARD

You would probably think of DARK - LARK - LARD, and you wouldn't think of DARK - PARK - PERK - BERK - BARK - LARK - LARD. This is because you want the shortest path and there is obviously a shorter solution.

This aim makes the puzzle on-topic. There are tons of solutions, but they are obviously better ones. One answer will be better than another.