Siamese method

 

Put digit 1 in the middle of the top row. Put the digits 2 up to n (= length of the square) each time one cell diagonal up and to the right. Put digit n+1 below digit n. Put the digits n+2 up to 2n each time one cell diagonal up and to the right. Put digit 2n+1 below digit 2n. Etcetera ...

 

 

11x11 symmetric magic square

68 81 94 107 120 1 14 27 40 53 66
80 93 106 119 11 13 26 39 52 65 67
92 105 118 10 12 25 38 51 64 77 79
104 117 9 22 24 37 50 63 76 78 91
116 8 21 23 36 49 62 75 88 90 103
7 20 33 35 48 61 74 87 89 102 115
19 32 34 47 60 73 86 99 101 114 6
31 44 46 59 72 85 98 100 113 5 18
43 45 58 71 84 97 110 112 4 17 30
55 57 70 83 96 109 111 3 16 29 42
56 69 82 95 108 121 2 15 28 41 54

 

 

You can use this method to construct magic squares of odd order from 3x3 to infinite and you get a symmetric (but not pan)magic square.

 

 

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