My wife and I like to listen to PuzzleMaster Will Shortz.on NPR.
This week’s challenge is from one of my favorite puzzle makers Merl Reagle:
Take the word carburetor, add two letters and rearrange the result to name another car part. And the answer is one word. What car part is it?
It took 1 minute to write a program to solve this, 6 second to run it, and it’s pretty clear that “prosecutable” is not a car part
If you learn the answer from this post, to be fair, please do not submit your answer to NPR.
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The mechanics of Sudoku
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LOCAL ox as dictionary.dict
*Find all words into a table.
CREATE TABLE words (word v(25))
FOR i = 1 TO ox.Words.Count
INSERT INTO words VALUES (cWord)
SELECT * FROM words WHERE LEN(word)=LEN(cStr)+2 INTO CURSOR foo
FOR i = 1 TO LEN(word)+2
IF nCnt =10
?"Done in ",SECONDS()-nStart