 All about flooble | fun stuff | Get a free chatterbox | Free JavaScript | Avatars  perplexus dot info  Downward Pair Reading (Posted on 2015-04-24) Precisely two letters must be inserted in each set of brackets so that they finish the word on the left and start the word on the right. The accurate missing letters should spell out an 8-letter word when read downwards in order (left to right in each row) in pairs.
```TA(_ _)CK
MA(_ _)SK
NE(_ _)AR
ME(_ _)AS```

 No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta No Rating Comments: ( Back to comment list | You must be logged in to post comments.) computer solution | Comment 2 of 4 | `tabu  bucktaco  cocktake  kecktala  lacktali  licktapa  packtape  peck *tare  recktaro  rock`
`made  desk *mama  mask`
`nema  maarnene  nearnest  star *nets  tsar`
`meal  alas *mean  anasmeet  etasmemo  moasmete  teas`

The overlapping letters from the pairs I've marked with a star form PEDESTAL.

Text1.Text = ""
crlf\$ = Chr(13) + Chr(10)
Form1.Visible = True

Open "\words\words4.txt" For Binary As #1
w\$ = Space\$(4)

Do
Get #1, , w\$
If EOF(1) Then Exit Do
If Left(w, 2) = "ta" Then
wdct(1) = wdct(1) + 1
wd(1, wdct(1)) = w
End If
If Right(w, 2) = "ck" Then
wdct(2) = wdct(2) + 1
wd(2, wdct(2)) = w
End If
If Left(w, 2) = "ma" Then
wdct(3) = wdct(3) + 1
wd(3, wdct(3)) = w
End If
If Right(w, 2) = "sk" Then
wdct(4) = wdct(4) + 1
wd(4, wdct(4)) = w
End If
If Left(w, 2) = "ne" Then
wdct(5) = wdct(5) + 1
wd(5, wdct(5)) = w
End If
If Right(w, 2) = "ar" Then
wdct(6) = wdct(6) + 1
wd(6, wdct(6)) = w
End If
If Left(w, 2) = "me" Then
wdct(7) = wdct(7) + 1
wd(7, wdct(7)) = w
End If
If Right(w, 2) = "as" Then
wdct(8) = wdct(8) + 1
wd(8, wdct(8)) = w
End If
Loop

For pair = 1 To 7 Step 2
rhs = pair + 1
For i = 1 To wdct(pair)
For j = 1 To wdct(rhs)
If Right(wd(pair, i), 2) = Left(wd(rhs, j), 2) Then
Text1.Text = Text1.Text & wd(pair, i) & "  " & wd(rhs, j) & crlf
DoEvents
End If
Next j
Next i
Text1.Text = Text1.Text & crlf
Next pair

Text1.Text = Text1.Text & "done"
DoEvents

End Sub

 Posted by Charlie on 2015-04-24 11:04:56 Please log in:

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