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 Splitting words (Posted on 2005-07-21)
Take, for example, the word INTERPOLATE. It could be broken into 3, INT / ERPOL / ATE, and with these three blocks, you can make the anagrams TIN, POLER and EAT, all English words. Since you broke the initial word in three, your score is 3. Or, you could cut your score to 2, by breaking it into INTERPO / LATE, to form POINTER and TALE. Note that LATE would not be allowed in the latter solution, because each answer word must involve some rearrangement of letters.

If you have trouble anagramming a block, you may add one or more additional letters of your choice, in order to form a word. Each added letter, however, counts as 2 (as a penalty) for your score. If you canīt find any solution for a given word, add 4 points to your score. Contractions, hyphenated words, and capitalized words are not allowed in answers, but plurals and past tense forms of verbs are fine.

Below are 8 words, and I achieve with them a score of 20. Can you match my score or, maybe, achieve a better one?
1. UNSTEADILY        2. INCONSIDERATE     3. ORCHESTRATION     4. SOMNAMBULANCE
5. UNFORTUNATELY     6. MISADAPTATIONS    7. ANTEPENULTIMATE   8. DISENFRANCHISEMENT

 Submitted by pcbouhid Rating: 3.0000 (3 votes) Solution: (Hide) I achieved a score of 20 :1. UNSTE / ADILY.....................TUNES / DAILY................2 2. INCO / NSIDERATE...................COIN / DETAINERS.............2 3. ORCHES / TRA / TION................CHORES / RAT / INTO .........3 4. SOMNA / MBU / LANCE................MOANS / BUM / CLEAN..........3 5. UNF / ORTU / NATELY................FUN / TOUR / NEATLY..........3 6. MISAD / APTATIONS..................MAIDS / ANTIPASTO............2 7. ANTEPEN / ULTIMATE.................PENNATE / MUTILATE...........2 8. DISENFR / ANCHISEM / ENT...........FRIENDS / MACHINES / NET.....3 Total : 20

 Subject Author Date better solution Charlie 2023-09-25 16:28:14 Puzzle Thoughts K Sengupta 2023-02-09 02:34:17 re: Short of Target Ady TZIDON 2016-10-09 20:03:41 re: Nineteen!! pcbouhid 2005-07-27 02:34:57 Nineteen!! e.g. 2005-07-27 00:58:23 29, No Computer Used Juggler 2005-07-21 22:15:02 re(3): computer solution - nothing aginst... pcbouhid 2005-07-21 16:57:35 re(2): computer solution - nothing aginst... Penny 2005-07-21 15:29:17 re: computer solution - nothing aginst... pcbouhid 2005-07-21 14:18:01 23 ... Syzygy 2005-07-21 13:29:58 computer solution Charlie 2005-07-21 13:21:23 re: i can name 22! brianjn 2005-07-21 12:38:33 i can name 22! nickson 2005-07-21 08:13:39 Short of Target brianjn 2005-07-21 05:38:59

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