My python with explanation

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        def validWordSquare(self, words):
            :type words: List[str]
            :rtype: bool
            if words: 
                n = len(words) # number of rows
                columns = [ "" for i in range(n) ] # as many number of rows as columns in a square
                for word in words:
                    for i,c in enumerate(word): 
                        if i < n: # don't care for chars in strings beyond number of rows or columns
                            columns[i] += c
                for row,col in zip(words,columns):
                    if row != col: # if row and column are differnt 
                        return False
            return True

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