A. Ross Eckler


The February 1991 Word Ways introduced the concept of a word string network: a set of n-letter words connected by directed links. Word A is joined to Word B by a directed link if Word B is formed by removing the first letter of WOrd A and placing a letter (not neceassrily the same one) at the end of Word A (such as TEA to EAT, or SAFRI ato ARID). Note that a link does not connect EAT to ATE to TEA.