A number of Word Ways readers have shown a marked interest in words in which the central letter ranged through the alphabet from A to Z, and the letter groups on both sides of the central letter also formed bona fide words. John Meyer looked at seven-letter words in the May 1978 issue; Leslie Card extended the study to nine-letter words in the August 1978 issue; Jeff Grant and Roger Hannahs continued on to eleven-letter words in the November 1978 issue.
"A Thirteen-Letter Positional List,"
Word Ways: Vol. 12
, Article 14.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol12/iss1/14