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He, me, and you (Posted on 2017-10-16) Difficulty: 3 of 5
He: What is the only one common, uncapitalized 7-letter English word, containing just a single vowel, that does not include the letter s within it? (Puzzlemaster Will Shortz).

I: How about an uncapitalized 8-letter word, less common, but widely accepted with a single vowel, no s as well? One only exists – as far as I know. (Ady Tzidon)

You: Find both. (Addressed to flooble solvers).

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computer aided part 1 | Comment 1 of 2
twelfth
Aldhelm
Althing
Antwerp
Arkwright
Cwmbran
Ehrlich
England
Schmidt
STOLport
Utrecht

Due to a bug, capital letters weren't considered among the vowels. Clearly twelfth is the only answer for length 7 and no answer was found for length 8.

DefDbl A-Z
Dim crlf$


Private Sub Form_Load()
 Form1.Visible = True
 
 
 Text1.Text = ""
 crlf = Chr$(13) + Chr$(10)
 
 Open "c:\words\words.txt" For Input As #1
 Do
   Line Input #1, l$
   If Len(l) > 6 Then
     ct = 0
     For i = 1 To Len(l)
        If InStr("aeiouy", Mid(l, i, 1)) > 0 Then ct = ct + 1
     Next
     If ct < 2 And InStr(l, "s") = 0 Then
       Text1.Text = Text1.Text & l & crlf
     End If
   End If
   DoEvents
 Loop Until EOF(1)
 Close 1
 
 Text1.Text = Text1.Text & crlf & " done"
  
End Sub

  Posted by Charlie on 2017-10-16 18:32:37
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