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PentaWord 1 (Posted on 2011-12-14) Difficulty: 4 of 5
Replace the red numerals, 0 to 9, with a unique letter of the alphabet around the pentagram to form five 4-letter words which read in the direction of the arrows.

Allowing that letters have a positional value in the alphabet (1-26), the sum for each word value appears as a green two digit numeral on the diagram.


Each of the five words has some association with a different word in this phrase -
"Not the life of a sparkling female kid Paulette."
The words are common enough, but may not be mainstream in some gatherings.

See The Solution Submitted by brianjn    
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Solution computer solution agrees | Comment 3 of 6 |

OPEN "\words\words4.txt" FOR BINARY AS #1
DIM wd$(5, 130)
w$ = "    "
DO
  GET #1, , w$
  IF EOF(1) THEN EXIT DO
  tot = 0
  FOR i = 1 TO LEN(w$)
    tot = tot + INSTR("abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz", MID$(w$, i, 1))
  NEXT
  SELECT CASE tot
    CASE 43
      PRINT w$
      ct2 = ct2 + 1: wd$(2, ct2) = w$
    CASE 45
      PRINT SPACE$(5); w$
      ct4 = ct4 + 1: wd$(4, ct4) = w$
    CASE 46
      PRINT SPACE$(10); w$
      ct1 = ct1 + 1: wd$(1, ct1) = w$
    CASE 53
      PRINT SPACE$(15); w$
      ct5 = ct5 + 1: wd$(5, ct5) = w$
    CASE 61
      PRINT SPACE$(20); w$
      ct3 = ct3 + 1: wd$(3, ct3) = w$
  END SELECT

LOOP

  FOR w1 = 1 TO ct1
    wd1$ = wd$(1, w1)
    FOR w2 = 1 TO ct2
     wd2$ = wd$(2, w2)
     IF LEFT$(wd1$, 1) = LEFT$(wd2$, 1) THEN
       FOR w3 = 1 TO ct3
         wd3$ = wd$(3, w3)
         IF MID$(wd3$, 2, 1) = MID$(wd1$, 3, 1) AND MID$(wd3$, 4, 1) = MID$(wd2$, 4, 1) THEN
       FOR w4 = 1 TO ct4
         wd4$ = wd$(4, w4)
         IF MID$(wd4$, 2, 1) = MID$(wd1$, 2, 1) AND MID$(wd4$, 3, 1) = MID$(wd2$, 2, 1) THEN

          FOR w5 = 1 TO ct5
            wd5$ = wd$(5, w5)
            IF LEFT$(wd5$, 1) = MID$(wd4$, 4, 1) AND MID$(wd5$, 2, 1) = MID$(wd2$, 3, 1) THEN
            IF MID$(wd5$, 3, 1) = MID$(wd3$, 3, 1) AND MID$(wd5$, 4, 1) = MID$(wd1$, 4, 1) THEN
              PRINT wd1$, wd2$, wd3$, wd4$, wd5$
            END IF
            END IF
          NEXT

         END IF
       NEXT
         END IF
       NEXT
     END IF
    NEXT
  NEXT w1

finds only

girl          goat          brut          bios          saul
by trying these words:
word values:
 43   45   46   53   61
acts
     agly
ains
               airy
     alms
anew
anis
          apex
ares
arse
               arum
               ashy
     ates
          aver
                    avow
          axil
               axis
batt
          best
          bets
     bint
     bios
               blur
          body
bogs
book
     boom
          boon
     both
                    boys
          bray
brin
                    brut
          buds
buhl
          bulk
     burd
               burl
               busk
                    buss
cast
cats
          caws
ceps
          cess
     chum
clew
          clop
coax
     coir
conk
          conn
     cool
               coot
               cops
                    cory
     cosh
cote
     cove
               cowl
coxa
     craw
          crud
                    crus
     cubs
          curd
                    curs
cyan
          cyme
dart
          daut
dent
               deys
     dims
          dins
dirl
disk
          doby
does
     dogs
doll
               dorp
dose
               doum
          dove
                    dows
drat
          draw
               drop
     drub
          dubs
          dung
          dupe
                    durr
               dyes
     dyke
ears
     east
     eats
               eery
          egos
emfs
     emir
     engs
          enol
               eons
eras
     ergo
     etas
          even
exam
               exes
               eyer
               eyre
falx
     fart
          fast
          fats
felt
fems
fern
          fils
          firm
flax
          flew
flip
     foes
               fogy
fohn
ford
     frat
               frit
          frog
               fugs
          fuji
     fume
     fund
          gamy
gaps
     gars
gasp
gaun
geez
gels
     gens
          gent
germ
          geum
ghis
     gimp
          girl
give
     glue
               glum
     gnaw
                    gnus
goat
gobs
     gods
     goer
          goes
gong
goof
               goop
     gore
          grat
               grew
guan
          gulf
               gunk
                    guns
hant
harp
hawk
               hays
     hems
          hens
herl
     hern
          hero
          hods
          hoer
          holk
                    homy
huck
               hues
               hull
                    hums
          hwan
          hyla
          iffy
               inks
     iota
     isle
ixia
jams
          jato
jauk
               jaws
          jeez
               jess
     jigs
jill
          jive
          jobs
                    joky
          jota
keir
     kemp
     keno
kids
kier
     kifs
          kiln
     kink
               kins
     kite
kiva
               knew
          koas
kobo
koel
          kohl
               kolo
                    kops
                    koto
               kvas
                    kyte
     lams
left
legs
lehr
     leis
          leno
               lept
                    leys
     lies
               lilt
          link
          lite
     loco
               loft
               logs
          lone
               look
                    loos
     luff
     luge
                    lyes
                    lyse
          malt
mano
               many
mark
               mast
               mats
     maze
meet
          memo
               menu
     mesh
mete
          meth
               mewl
mibs
     mids
     milk
          mill
               mils
     mini
     mire
          mise
                    mist
moan
               mojo
     mole
          mome
               monk
                    mons
                    moor
               mote
               moxa
     much
          muff
               mura
                    mush
               myna
               neum
          neve
                    news
nock
          noel
               noes
nogg
noma
                    noms
               nose
          oaks
               oars
     obis
          obit
odes
          offs
     ogre
                    oily
          okas
     okra
               ones
                    ooze
          oral
               osar
                    oxim
     palp
          park
               parr
     path
                    pays
pecs
     pees
               pelt
     phat
               phon
     pias
     piki
          pili
          ping
          pipe
          pita
               pith
plan
     pock
               prod
     puce
               puke
                    pull
                    pyas
               pyic
quad
          quag
                    quin
     raft
     rags
               rant
rase
          rash
          rave
                    raws
     raya
     recs
          reds
          rein
               rift
               rigs
     rime
     rind
                    room
          rube
               ruck
                    rynd
          sags
sain
     sank
               sans
     sate
               saul
scat
               scop
sear
     seat
          secs
seen
     seep
          sego
          semi
sene
sera
                    sers
     seta
                    sewn
               shay
          shod
sigh
               sink
                    sins
               site
skid
               skin
     slam
               slim
               slog
                    smit
                    snug
          soak
               soar
     soja
                    solo
               sone
               sora
                    sori
                    spay
spec
                    spue
suba
                    subs
                    sung
                    supe
     swab
                    sybo
                    sync
     tall
               tams
          tank
               tarn
          tate
                    taus
          taxa
     teas
          teat
teem
tend
               teth
than
          them
                    thro
               thud
tick
               ties
     tike
          tile
               till
                    tilt
                    toft
toga
                    togs
               tome
                    took
trad
               tuff
               twee
                    tyke
     unai
               unco
     urea
                    utas
     vacs
          vain
vasa
veld
     vend
                    vent
          vera
          vina
                    virl
                    voes
     wabs
               wady
     wail
               wait
                    waly
wane
          ward
               wark
                    wars
wean
     weel
               weet
          wend
                    wens
     wham
                    whey
               whim
wich
          wick
wife
                    wimp
               wing
                    wino
               wipe
woad
               womb
                    wore
                    yaps
                    yawl
     yean
          yeld
               yelk
                    yobs
                    yuan
               zags
                    zeks
                    zigs
               zoic

  Posted by Charlie on 2011-12-14 16:59:05
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