Solving Word Puzzles with Perl

Exploring techniques in Perl
and having fun doing it

2002-10-20 Spectator

2002-10-27 Effervescence

2003-11-15 Stoly

2003-11-22 CHUM/CHURN or Rumrunner

Know when to fold 'em: 3 Prior Weeks

2003-11-30 Temporary - a worked example

2003-12-07 not solved yet

Motto

Orthography recapitulates Etymology.

Resources

[updated 2007 due to broken links] http://www.npr.org/programs/wesun/puzzle NPR Weekend Edition Sunday Puzzle

http://www.puzzlers.org/ National Puzzler's League Dictionaries list

/usr/dict/words everywhere, nearest Unix/Linux or http://minnie.tuhs.org/UnixTree/V7/usr/dict/words.html

[updated 2007 links] http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/ - lots of dictionary type spelling lists here.