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The right subset (Posted on 2014-04-13) Difficulty: 4 of 5

ZEROONETwOThReEFOUrFIVeSiXsEVENEIgHTNinE
In the above concatenation of the cardinal numbers zero-to-nine WHERE IS GIN? is spelled by the small letters.

In a similar way , one can select ERRORS, WORSEN, RESIGN, ROOFS etc.

Some tasks for you:
a. Try to create the longest valid word.
b. Try to create the longest sensible question.
c. Forget about the order, using any letters from the available Z-E chain create the longest valid word/sentence.

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Some Thoughts computer exploration--words only; no phrases Comment 1 of 1

src$ = LCASE$("ZEROONETwOThReEFOUrFIVeSiXsEVENEIgHTNinE")
CLS
OPEN "\words\words.txt" FOR INPUT AS #1
DO
  LINE INPUT #1, w$
  s$ = src$
  good = 1: p = 1
  FOR i = 1 TO LEN(w$)
    ix = INSTR(p, s$, MID$(w$, i, 1))
    IF ix = 0 THEN good = 0: EXIT FOR
    p = ix + 1
  NEXT
  IF good THEN
    IF LEN(w$) > 8 THEN
      max = LEN(w$)
      PRINT w$, max
    END IF
  END IF
LOOP UNTIL EOF(1)
CLOSE
PRINT
OPEN "\words\words.txt" FOR INPUT AS #1
DO
  LINE INPUT #1, w$
  s$ = src$
  good = 1
  FOR i = 1 TO LEN(w$)
    ix = INSTR(s$, MID$(w$, i, 1))
    IF ix = 0 THEN good = 0: EXIT FOR
    s$ = LEFT$(s$, ix - 1) + MID$(s$, ix + 1)
  NEXT
  IF good THEN
    IF LEN(w$) > 13 THEN
      max = LEN(w$)
      PRINT w$, max
    END IF
  END IF
LOOP UNTIL EOF(1)
CLOSE

Part a words of at least 9 letters:
enthusing      9
foresight      9
rehousing      9
rethought      9
retrousse      9
rewrought      9
theorising     10
threonine      9
Part c (words of at least 14 letters):
ethnohistories               14
foreshortening               14
forthrightness               14
heterogeneities              15
interventionist              15
interventionists             16
nonforfeitures               14
nonnitrogenous               14
nonuniversities              15
noteworthiness               14
overextensions               14
overgenerosities             16
overingenuities              15
overintensities              15
overnourishing               14
overnutritions               14
oversweetening               14
reinterviewing               14
ungenerosities               14

  Posted by Charlie on 2014-04-13 13:02:11
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