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#1 Original Poster

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 20:36

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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Posted 04 October 2012 - 20:40

To bad it cannot be 11 letters

abracadabra

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 20:47

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

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 20:53

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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Posted 04 October 2012 - 20:55

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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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:05

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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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:06

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...s...F??A&s= Go

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:07

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

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


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:15

Another (better) word list gave me this:

escheatage
gaingiving
sparseness
spouseless
tapotement


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 22:14

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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Posted 04 October 2012 - 22:39

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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Posted 04 October 2012 - 23:36

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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Posted 05 October 2012 - 14:25

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