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 Post subject: Dollar words
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2002 8:25 am 
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If a = 1¢, b = 2¢, c = 3¢, and so forth, to x = 24¢, y = 25¢ and z = 26¢, what words can you find that are worth exactly one dollar? What's the shortest 'Dollar Word'? ...the longest?

Two examples:
telephone: 20+5+12+5+16+8+15+14+5=100¢, or $1.00
elephants: 5+12+5+16+8+1+14+20+19=100¢

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2002 10:15 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 2:37 am 
adiabatically : occurring without loss or gain of heat
decalcomanias : 1 : the art or process of transferring pictures and designs from specially prepared paper (as to glass)
2 : DECAL


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 2:38 am 
Grumpy
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Smitten
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(more to come probably)


Last edited by Raif on Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:01 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 2:40 am 
i came up with 3 words for shortest, one of these i wouldn't care to repeat. Before i post them, anyone else want to try?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 2:55 am 
vermillion got one on irc, now lets see if we can get him to post it here. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:05 am 
Kazriko wrote:
vermillion got one on irc, now lets see if we can get him to post it here. :)


My word was "buzzy". I don't think anyone is going to get any shorter. :D

Take care!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:30 am 
ok, now that verm has posted his word, the other one i came up with is "nutty"
:)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:31 am 
Thirty
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/me notices his words are starting to develop a negative pattern


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:40 am 
naa, perfectly normal... ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:44 am 
Kazriko wrote:
ok, now that verm has posted his word, the other one i came up with is "nutty"
:)


I see... and the word you thought was questionable is a synonym for CAT, I take it? :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 8:32 am 
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I definitely need to come up with tougher puzzles for you guys.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 1:28 pm 
Vermilion wrote:
I see... and the word you thought was questionable is a synonym for CAT, I take it? :oops:


Yah, and those darned monkeys in the MKW books always call us kzinti that....


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 5:54 pm 
Just to make sure, I checked all possible four-letter one-dollar words by computer:
V Z Z Z
W Y Z Z
W Z Y Z
W Z Z Y
X X Z Z
X Y Y Z
X Y Z Y
X Z X Z
X Z Y Y
X Z Z X
Y W Z Z
Y X Y Z
Y X Z Y
Y Y X Z
Y Y Y Y
Y Y Z X
Y Z W Z
Y Z X Y
Y Z Y X
Y Z Z W
Z V Z Z
Z W Y Z
Z W Z Y
Z X X Z
Z X Y Y
Z X Z X
Z Y W Z
Z Y X Y
Z Y Y X
Z Y Z W
Z Z V Z
Z Z W Y
Z Z X X
Z Z Y W
Z Z Z V

None of them are in the dictionary.


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