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This square, composed of familiar words, is semimagic because any row or column (the rook sweeps) anagrams into STENOGRAPHIC. "Semi" means the diagonals don't. However, there are four very special diagonals; those that have words with one of the four vowels of STENOGRAPHIC in common. These four bishop sweeps will be important later. Keeping with the chess piece theme, the reader will take notice of the knight 4-tours using the consonants P, H, Rand C. For example one of these is the P-tour SAP, PEG, PIN and TOP. Another set of knight tours traces the letters S, T, G and N.
This is an electronic copy of a paper originally appearing in the G4G8 Exchange Book. Archived with permission. The author(s) reserves all rights.
Thumpbindle, Oscar and Farrell, Jeremiah, "The STENOGRAPHIC Affine Plane" G4G8 Exchange Book / (2008): 295-296.
Available at http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/facsch_papers/921