Hang on - Hold Everything!
There's a discrepancy brewing: I just read from Springer that there are Three (3) known/given words yet Crakeur and others have said there are FOUR
Back on page 67 we were given TWO words, "A", and "AND", specified as TWO distinct words in the puzzle. We've also been given "CONTINUALLY",
and recently by Springer, "IDEATION". That makes FOUR (4) words in the puzzle, does it not?
We need to know if "AND" is one of the words or not - it makes a tremendous difference in this very challenging, exasperating exercise.
As it is, although I see many of us are working with similar "assumption words" (evolving, ecosystem, etc.), we have a common problem that is making
things extremely difficult - nearly impossible. That is the fact that by providing us with "A", "AND", CONTINUALLY", and "IDEATION", you are
using up 11 of the 29 vowels, but only 12 consonants - almost a 1:1 ratio. The frustration is that we are left with 35 consonants, but only 18
vowels to work with - nearly a 2:1 ratio.
Here's a clip from the current version of the tool I'm using.
My knowns in each table are marked in red - FOUR words. If "AND" is not one of the words, we need to know so we can proceed with iterations
exclusive of the letters that "AND" contains - especially that precious "A"!
In any event - I've been enjoying following along with your many posts - though it seems many are as interested in drinking their way through as they
are throwing words into the hopper.
Actually - I think it's time I joined you. *clink*
Cheers... Salud... Nastrovia... Prost...
p.s. is "AND" a word? 3 or 4 "givens"?
p.p.s. Begging, now: 11 words total in solution phrase?
[edit on 10/27/2007 by Outrageo]