reply to post by JustMike
One thing's for sure...if we take "continually and a ideation evolving ecosystem" as being in the final answer, there must still be a couple
of pretty long words in there. Short prepositions like "of"...there may be one but that would be about the limit.
"A couple...long words"? Buddy - I gotta tell 'ya: after running through thousands of potential combinations myself, I think that the remaining
words are not only long, but two or three are likely in the 9-12-letter range, loaded with consonants, probably one or two sets of double consonants,
and, at the most, one short preposition, if any. If a short word like "of" IS used, that would necessarily increase the length of the remaining
words (and also use up one of the precious vowels remaining). Remember: WayBabe Springer confirmed there are eleven and only eleven words in the
I'm currently working with a few "mega-words" (9+ letters) in the mix, like "friendships" (11 letters, 3 vowels), "redefining" (10 letters, 4
vowels), "different" (9 letters, 3 vowels), "benefiting" (10 letters, 4 vowels). "neighbors" (9 letters, 3 vowels) - like that. Mathematically,
there MUST be at least one and possibly 2 of these "mega-words" (high letter count, few vowels) in the phrase.
I'm also leaning more and more toward multiple "-ing"s. there are plenty of I-N-G letters laying around, and they fit well with the words
Back to the grindstone. Man, my eyes hurt.
BTW - since we're talking and sharing (hmmm... "sharing" (7 letters, and only 2 vowels!) - MAKE IT STOP!!)...
Where was I...? Oh yeah - Since we're sharing tools, the anagram solvers out th
ere are truly plenti
ful (though only marginally helpful
ce you still must tax your brain to plant
seeds) - but another on I've been turning to (among others) is Decrypto 8.1 by Edwin Olson
at MIT. You may want to try it. Of course, the most satisfying (frustrating) results have come from my trusty custom spreadsheet, laid out in
tables, with formulas built in for letter/word counts and algorithms for removing spent characters. Has it gotten me very far? No.
Maybe the fine gents in the virtual ivory towers of ATS will toss down a few morsels to us lowly serfs in short order. Like today. Now.
"Hail, Hail, the Mighty Overlord..."
Ahhh...It's good to be the King.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled program...
[edit to add: wow - SO came through with a h-i-n-t
while I was typing this (has happened before, eh?). Thanks!!]
Hark!! To The Spreadsheets!!!
[edit on 10/29/2007 by Outrageo]