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Reflected Halves (Posted on 2013-02-19) Difficulty: 3 of 5
The triple of words LIES, SEAM, MAIL has a property that the first half of each word is the reflection of the second half of the previous word in the list (wrapping around last to first at the end).
Are there more triples like this?
How long of a list can be constructed?

For five letter words DEVIL, LIMIT, TIMED comes close, with the V in DEVIL not matching the middle Ms in the other words.
Does a proper five letter triple exist?
What about six letter words (Halves of three letters)?

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re(3): computer exploration Comment 5 of 5 |
(In reply to re(2): computer exploration by brianjn)

Apparently I not only overlooked doing the 6-letter words, but overlooked Brian's comment about that oversight. Here are some chains of 6-letter words:

amused desert tremor romped depart trauma amused
amused despot topped depart trauma amused
animus summit timber reboot tooter retina animus
deceit tiered derive eviler relied deiced deceit
decree eerier reined denied deiced decree
decree eerier reined denude educed decree
defied deicer recipe epilog golfed defied
defied deicer recipe epilog golfer reffed defied
defies seiner rennet tennis sinful luffed defies
defter retard draper repaid dialog golfed defter
defter retest tsetse estrus surfed defter
defter retest tsetse estrus surfer reffed defter
defter retied deicer recipe epilog golfed defter
deicer record droned denied deicer
deicer record droned denier reined denied deicer
deicer record droned denies seined denied deicer
deicer record droned dental latter retied deicer
deicer record drover revive eviler relied deicer
deicer rectal latter retied deicer
deicer rectal latter retool looter retied deicer
deicer rectum mutter retied deicer
deicer rectum mutter retool looter retied deicer
delver revert tremor romper repaid dialed delver
delver revive eviler relaid dialed delver
denier reined denies seined denier
denier reined denies seined denies seined denier
denies seiner render redder redraw warned denies
denies seiner render redraw warier reined denies
denies seiner render redraw warned denies
denies seiner rennet tender redraw warned denies
denies seiner rennet tennis sinned denies
denies seiner renter retrod dories seined denies
denser resale elapse espies seined denser
denser resort trowed dewier reined denser
denser resort trowel lewder redraw warned denser
dental lather rehang gnawed dewier reined dental
dental latter retard drawer reword droned dental
dental latter retort trowed dewier reined dental
dental latter retrod dories seined dental
depart tracer rectal latter retard draped depart
depart tracer rectal latter retool looped depart
depart tracer rectum mutter retard draped depart
depart tracer rectum mutter retool looped depart
depart trader redder redraw warmup pumped depart
depart trader redder redraw warped depart
depart trader redraw warder redraw warped depart
depart trader redraw warmup pumped depart
depart trader redraw warped depart
deport trowel lewder redder redraw warped deport
deport trowel lewder redraw warmup pumped deport
deport trowel lewder redraw warped deport
dermis simper repave evader redraw warred dermis
despot topper repaid diatom motion noised despot
diadem median naiver revive eviler relaid diadem
diaper repaid diatom motive eviler relaid diaper
diatom motive eviler relaid diatom
diatom motive eviler relive eviler relaid diatom
dories seiner rental latter retrod dories
dories seiner renter retool looter retrod dories
dories seiner renter retrod dories
drawer rework kroner rental latter retard drawer
drawer rework kroner renter retard drawer
drawer rework kronur runner renter retard drawer
elapse espies seiner rennet tenser resale elapse
estrus surest tsetse estrus
evader redder redraw warmup pumper repave evader
evader redraw warmup pumper repave evader
lewder redraw warmup pumper report trowel lewder
redder redraw warder redder
redder redraw warder redraw warder redder
rennet tennis sinner rennet


  Posted by Charlie on 2013-02-22 21:40:38
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