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Minimum Scrabble (Posted on 2009-09-02) Difficulty: 3 of 5

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re(4): preliminary computer result | Comment 5 of 8 |
(In reply to re(3): preliminary computer result by Charlie)

Charlie, I think you have done some fine analysis, but the point you bring up repeatedly (which strings count as "words" -- e.g. in which dictionary(ies)? What languages? etc.) always arises.  Was "caro" intended as a word in the original -- pace Puccini?

I agree that 3 is the minimum number of words and within such sets, BCDFGH as the six consonants would be the winner.

(EDIT) I just looked back at your last list: I agree that Bevy, Deco, and Maxi are in common usage -- but there are two "E" and no "U", as I read it.

Edited on September 2, 2009, 10:10 pm
  Posted by ed bottemiller on 2009-09-02 22:03:16

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