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hey i am doing a puzzle and my english is bad! I need help finding a 10 letter work which the first letter is also the last as well as the forth one in

for example.... there are NO other pairings or patterns i can remember other then whats bellow (not the real characters) just the general format

A _ _ _AB _ B _ A

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To bad it cannot be 11 letters

abracadabra

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I have tried multiple word solvers online and none of them can get a word from those letters and spaces

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Was that what you have so far or was it just an example? If it was just an example then here are some words.

Aquaphobia, Concentric, Seasonings.

If not then you said that the first, fourth and last letters were the same but you have the first, fifth and last letter as "A", could you clarify?

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I've downloaded a 16MB English word list and I'll throw a regular expression at it as soon as it's uploaded to my SSH server :p

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aaaaaaaaaa

adhyaatama

alakananda

alokananda

atulananda

calycozoic

decodified

eoeoeoeole

escheatage

gaingiving

giftgiving

hahahahahh

hahahhahah

iiiiiiiiii

mmmmmmmmmm

oooooooooo

satisifies

scorsese's

serosities

serostatus

showstatus

sparseness

sparsities

sponsorors

spouseless

ssssssssss

statsifies

subisidies

tapotement

traitement

treatement

xxxxxxxxxx

zzzzzzzzzz

You might want to exclude the things that aren't words, I chose a very complete list :p

According to Word's EN-GB spell check these are the only real words:

sparseness

spouseless

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AORTARCTIA word seen in word list

ARIMATHAEA word seen in word list

ADELARTHRA word seen in word list

ARARACANGA word seen in word list

ALPHARETTA word seen in word list

ACOLA****A word seen in word list

ADAMANTOMA word seen in word list

AGORAMANIA word seen in word list

AMETABOLIA word seen in word list

ASARABACCA word seen in word list

ANOMATHECA word seen in word list

ALEXANDRIA word seen in crossword puzzles

word seen in word list

ARCHAURORA word seen in word list

ACROATAXIA word seen in word list

AHEPATOKLA word seen in word list

AMARAKOSHA word seen in word list

ANACAHUITA word seen in word list

ANIMABRUTA word seen in word list

ANIMALCULA word seen in word list

AMPHANTHIA word seen in word list

Just an example you might be able to solve it with this site...

http://www.oneacross...F%3F%3FA&s=+Go+

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If anyone else wants to grep it, this is the regex.

"^\([A-Za-z]\)...\1\([A-Za-Z]\).\2.\1$"

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Another (better) word list gave me this:


escheatage

gaingiving

sparseness

spouseless

tapotement

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Another (better) word list gave me this:


escheatage

gaingiving

sparseness

spouseless

tapotement

The 4th letter must be the same as the 1st and last, you have the 5th not the 4th ;)

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The 4th letter must be the same as the 1st and last, you have the 5th not the 4th ;)

Depends. I went with the A _ _ _AB _ B _ A he gave in his post, but the regular expression is easily adjusted :p I'll see what he's got to say about it.

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ha sorry ! possibly found it but i dunno il tell u soon

Was that what you have so far or was it just an example? If it was just an example then here are some words.

Aquaphobia, Concentric, Seasonings.

If not then you said that the first, fourth and last letters were the same but you have the first, fifth and last letter as "A", could you clarify?

you have the right idea seasonings is the right fomat but i dunno if right yet

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So it's actually A**A*B*B*A?

If yes:


grep "^\([A-Za-z]\)..\1.\([A-Za-z]\).\2.\1$" dict.txt

effeminise

effeminize

expeditive

sassararas

seasonings

sussararas

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