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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member 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. Standard member 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. Standard member Freddie2008
    9 Edits
    24 Oct '04 02:06
    analysis comes to 109 !
  4. Standard member 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. Standard member tlai1992
    Retired knight
    24 Oct '04 21:56
    since this is pretty hard ill take anything from 95-105
  6. Standard member Freddie2008
    9 Edits
    24 Oct '04 22:33 / 1 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 11:45 / 1 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
    UNLINKS
    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 16:57 / 1 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 22:57 / 2 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.
  15. 21 Nov '04 13:02
    Dont think anyone submitted this word before
    it is good old: "A T T I T U D E".

    It is 8 Letters.