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Sourcing the Start (Posted on 2013-01-21) Difficulty: 2 of 5
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Find the starting point and track from letter to adjacent letter horizontally and vertically, but not diagonally, for each of the above to spell out a twelve letter word. Each of the vacant cells must be filled with a letter, whether same or different. Every letter per cell (for each of the parts) must be used.

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Solution computer-aided solution Comment 3 of 3 |

DATA sipyearort,eetipalre

FOR xmpl = 1 TO 2
  READ musthave$
  OPEN "\words\words12.txt" FOR BINARY AS #1
  w$ = SPACE$(12)
  DO
   GET #1, , w$
   IF EOF(1) THEN EXIT DO
   s$ = w$
   good = 1
   FOR i = 1 TO LEN(musthave$)
     ix = INSTR(s$, MID$(musthave$, i, 1))
     IF ix = 0 THEN good = 0: EXIT FOR
     s$ = LEFT$(s$, ix - 1) + MID$(s$, ix + 1)
   NEXT
   IF good THEN PRINT w$
  LOOP
  PRINT : PRINT
  CLOSE
NEXT xmpl

is designed to find all those 12-letter words that contain all the letters in a given puzzle, repeating any repeated letters at least as many times as present in the given table. It finds for the two puzzles:

arsenopyrite
cryptomerias
perspiratory
praiseworthy


ephemerality
experiential
experimental
impenetrable
interpellate
interpleaded
interpleader
preferential
preliterates
telegraphies
timepleasers

Inspection shows that the two words that can be formed are praiseworthy and experimental.


  Posted by Charlie on 2013-01-21 18:05:23
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