# a challenge. Test your mind

tlai1992
Posers and Puzzles 19 Oct '04 23:31
1. tlai1992
Retired knight
19 Oct '04 23:31
A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5 F=6 G=7 H=8 I=9 J=10 K=11 L=12 M=13 N=14 O=15 P=16 Q=17 R=18 S=19 T=20 U=21 V=22 W=23 X=24 Y=25 Z=26

Ex. kitten= 11+9+20+20+5+14=79

Find a word with a value of exactly100

Find a 100 point word for each letter of the alphabet.

Shortest 100 point word

Longest 100 point word
2. tlai1992
Retired knight
20 Oct '04 00:13
Originally posted by tlai1992
A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5 F=6 G=7 H=8 I=9 J=10 K=11 L=12 M=13 N=14 O=15 P=16 Q=17 R=18 S=19 T=20 U=21 V=22 W=23 X=24 Y=25 Z=26

Ex. kitten= 11+9+20+20+5+14=79

Find a word with a value of [b]exactly
100

Find a 100 point word for each letter of the alphabet.

Shortest 100 point word

Longest 100 point word[/b]
some examples
analyisis
boundary
elephant
printer
swimmer
utensil
Wednesday
3. 24 Oct '04 02:06
analysis comes to 109 !
4. tlai1992
Retired knight
24 Oct '04 21:56
Originally posted by Freddie20044
analysis comes to 109 !
strange i did it and it came to 100 are you sure you spelled it correctly?
5. tlai1992
Retired knight
24 Oct '04 21:56
since this is pretty hard ill take anything from 95-105
6. 24 Oct '04 22:331 edit
Originally posted by tlai1992
strange i did it and it came to 100 are you sure you spelled it correctly?
ah ha i have spotted my fault....in your examples of words that came to 100, I, being dyslexic, thought that analysis was spelt as you had done in the list; analiyis, not analysis...i looked it up in the dictionary for the correct spelling...sorry for my ignorance

interestingly the word dyslexic comes to 101 points!
7. 04 Nov '04 13:19
cool riddle. one for a long train journey I'd say...
8. 15 Nov '04 11:451 edit
I found a scrabble site, copied their fancy words into a MS-Word document, did a search and replace to exchange all spaces with line feeds that then became delimiters for import into MS-Excel where I automated the analysis of every word.

Here's the words that gave 100, starting with the ones with least letters. This wont include longer words as scrabble words rarely get over 7 or 8 letters long.

UNMOWN
UNSUNK
UNWOVE
POTZER
SQUAWS
SQUINT
BRONZY
TSKTSK
KUVASZ
OUTSET
QUARRY
QUINTS
QUIPPU
XYLOSE
LAZULIS
LAZYISH
MAHZORS
TAXLESS
TAXYING
MEZUZAH
REBOZOS
REGROUP
REGROWN
RENESTS
REPOWER
REPRESS
REPRINT
REPUGNS
RESENTS
RESHOOT
RESTORE
RESUMES
REVIVES
REWOUND
REWRAPS
ZESTING
PITYING
WISSING
WIZARDS
YIRRING
ZINKIFY
ZITHERN
INGROUP
INGROWN
INSTARS
INWOUND
INWRAPS
UNBOXES
UNDRAWS
UNDRESS
UNHORSE
UNITIVE
UNKEMPT
UNMANLY
UNMITER
UNMITRE
UNRISEN
UNSTATE
UNWHITE
BOOZERS
COQUETS
COQUITO
CORYZAL
FOZIEST
MOUSIER
MOZETTA
PONYING
POSTING
POURING
ROOTIER
ROUPING
TOOTING
TORQUED
EPITAXY
EPIZOON
SQUARES
DRIZZLE
PROSIER
WRITING
STANZAS
STONIER
STOPING
GUTTIER
HUTZPAH
JUSTING
LUNIEST
OUTCOOK
OUTFAWN
OUTKILL
OUTLIER
OUTRANK
OUTRATE
OUTSPED
OUTTALK
QUARTER
QUASSIN
QUINTAR
QUOMODO
SUNNIER
TUMPING
OXCARTS
OXTAILS
UXORIAL
HYPOXIC
HYRAXES
PYREXIC
AZURITE
SHEQELUM
9. 15 Nov '04 16:571 edit
Originally posted by STANG
I found a scrabble site, copied their fancy words into a MS-Word document, did a search and replace to exchange all spaces with line feeds that then became delimiters for import into MS-Excel where I automated the analysis of every word.
how come you don't have printer?
10. 15 Nov '04 20:26
Originally posted by iamatiger
how come you don't have printer?
The scrabble site was focussing on more unusual words, 'un' words, etc.
11. 15 Nov '04 22:572 edits
12. 15 Nov '04 22:58
Originally posted by STANG
I found a scrabble site, copied their fancy words into a MS-Word document, did a search and replace to exchange all spaces with line feeds that then became delimiters for import into MS-Excel where I automated the analysis of every word.

Here's the words that gave 100, starting with the ones with least letters. This wont include longer words as scrabble w ...[text shortened]... ODO
SUNNIER
TUMPING
OXCARTS
OXTAILS
UXORIAL
HYPOXIC
HYRAXES
PYREXIC
AZURITE
SHEQELUM
What waste of time! lol!
13. 16 Nov '04 10:10
Originally posted by WestWood
What waste of time! lol!
Not really. You'd be amazed what you can very quickly do with Excel, etc with a bit of practice.

I've done a three dimensional model of a stone falling into water, analysed a global market for software exports, prepared reports for government grant applications, made a mathematical model to solve a maths puzzle that comes out in our daily paper, tracked my chess performance versus the distribution of all players ratings on RHP versus players within specified bands, etc.

You might no know that there used to be a flight simulator hidden inside the Excel application.
14. 16 Nov '04 10:46
Originally posted by STANG
Not really. You'd be amazed what you can very quickly do with Excel, etc with a bit of practice.
...and even without it, you have invented a trick that has mathematicians completely baffled. ðŸ˜²
15. 21 Nov '04 13:02
Dont think anyone submitted this word before
it is good old: &quot;A T T I T U D E&quot;.

It is 8 Letters.ðŸ™‚