A Word Puzzle where you have to form words from letters in a three by three grid of letters. The puzzle is syndicated to various Australian newspapers and appears on the comics or crossword pages.
The rules as stated: How many words of four letters or more can you make from those shown here? Each letter may be used once per word. Each word must contain the center letter and there must be at least one nine-letter word. No pluras ending in 's'; no foreign words; no proper names. Source: Chambers 21st century dictionary.
The name Target refers to the amount of words to try and accomplish, ie "Today's target: 17 words good; 24 words, very good; 34 words; excellent".
There is a Linux computer game with similar rules based on this game called Nineword. http://www.adelaide.net.au/~philaw/nineword.html